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Introduction to the Youth Program Quality Assessment (Sep 21)

STARS Credits: 3

Young people can thrive when they feel safe and supported to learn and lead. In this workshop, we’ll explore the foundations of the active participatory approach and staff practices that promote positive youth development. Participants will review and discuss specific strategies for promoting safety, providing learning supports, and creating opportunities for collaboration and leadership. We’ll further make connections to the Youth Program Quality Assessment tool developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and explore next steps for engaging in a continuous quality improvement cycle.*

*This training utilizes the Youth PQA and related content developed by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. 

Participants will:

  • Experience PQA practices in action
  • Make connections between the active-participatory approach and high quality staff practices in youth programs
  • Become familiar with the “quality construct” that the Youth PQA represents
  • Identify next steps for engaging in a continuous quality improvement cycle (i.e. Assess-Plan-Improve)

About SOWA Virtual Workshops

Learning Environment: School’s Out Washington events are interactive. We encourage you to:    

  • Share your voice however possible — over video, audio and/or through the chat box.    
  • Have snacks and beverages on hand for refueling mind and body.   
  • Give yourself and others grace. Set your status as needed if you need to focus on other things in your environment for a moment during the event.   

Technical Support: We encourage you to download the latest version of Zoom to your device before the event. A strong Wi-Fi and/or phone network connection will be essential.     

Accommodations: Automated closed captioning and transcription will be available during the event via the Zoom – Otter AI integration

 

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