CTAN U 2015 Invitation

June 9

Posted by: CTAN

Eventbrite - 2015 CTAN University: Ready For Any Future

The Central Texas Afterschool Network hosts an annual conference, CTAN University.  The conference, directed at OST providers of all levels and experience, is an opportunity to think critically about Out-of-School Time. Through CTAN University, CTAN hopes to increase quality standards, opportunities, and points of access within Out of School Time. 

Registration Options and Fees

Afterschool 101 ($25)– This is a special track for new front-line staff. Afterschool 101 attendees will be able to enjoy the conference-style experience with a pre-set schedule. Afterschool 101 sessions will include a YPQ module, a session on OST tips and tricks, and a workshop on Social and Emotional Learning. Registration includes lunch and access to conference keynote. Space is limited, so register now!

CTAN University ($50 member/$80 non-member)– This registration ticket gets you access to the full CTAN University conference experience plus optional CTAN Regular Membership! If you are a current member of CTAN, register for this ticket using your discount code: Member2015.

CTAN University + Comprehensive Membership ($110)– Do you want a little bit more out of your conference experience? This ticket option registers you for CTAN University and signs you up for CTAN’s Comprehensive Membership, our companion membership with TAA. For complete list of Comprehensive Membership Benefits, click here.

If paying by PO, or for any other questions on payment, please e-mail contactCTAN@gmail.com

2015 CTAN University: Ready For Any Future

September 26, 2015

8:30am to 4:00pm

ACC Eastview Campus

3401 Webberville Rd

Austin, TX 78702

Eventbrite - 2015 CTAN University: Ready For Any Future

Ready For Any Future explores the impact that Out-of-School Time has on all dimensions of college and workforce readiness.

CTAN University is a conference designed with the Out-of-School Time professional in mind. This year’s conference will provide front-line staff and site supervisors with targeted and energizing sessions on college and workforce readiness. And, as usual, conference sessions will include professional development opportunities covering a wide-range of topics relevant to Out-of-School Time professionals.

2015 CTAN University also includes our Afterschool 101 track, specifically designed for new front-line staff. Afterschool 1o1 attendees receive discounted admission and 3 pre-set sessions, including a YPQ module. This is a great opportunity for new staff members to attend a conference-style event, meet other professionals in the field, and be part of the growing energy for Out-of-School Time in Central Texas. Afterschool 101 attendees are invited to the keynote, lunch sessions, and closing sessions and will receive lunch along with registration.

Keynote: Dr. Art Markman

The 2015 CTAN University Keynote is Dr. Art Markman, Professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, co-host of the radio show Two Guys on Your Head, and author of the book, Smart Thinking.  Dr. Markman will be focusing his talk on Smart Thinking.  According to Markman, “we spend so much time worry about the scores that children get on tests, that we do not think enough about the ways that all of us can learn to think more effectively. There are three key elements to smart thinking:  developing smart habits, maximizing the quality of your knowledge, and learning to use your knowledge when you need it.”  In his talk, Dr. Art Markman will examine these elements and talk both about how all of us can learn to think more effectively and also how we can help our kids to get the most out of their education. Read Full Bio

Conference Perks

All conference attendees will receive:

  • Access to our FREE Conference App
  • Lunch (Take the in-app lunch poll for dietary requests)
  • FREE Opt-in option for CTAN Membership (does not include Afterschool 101 attendees)
  • Opportunities to participate in Networking Sessions and a Learning Lab
  • Resources from Community Partners in Central Texas
  • Parking at ACC

Are you Already a CTAN Member?

Current CTAN Members receive discounted registration to CTAN University! To receive your member-only discount code, check your email inbox for a special message from CTAN, or email us at ctanuniversity@gmail.com.

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Austin Community College and Texas Afterschool Association

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