The Training Insider: September Edition

We hope you are enjoying the start of the fall season! We had a fantastic end to the summer with the launch of a Director Certificate Program, completion great new courses, and many other exciting updates.

As always, if you find this newsletter of interest to one of your colleagues or peers, please forward and copy us in so we can include them on our next edition!

 
 
 
 

Hello!

We hope you are enjoying the start of the fall season! We had a fantastic end to the summer with the launch of a Director Certificate Program, completion great new courses, and many other exciting updates.

As always, if you find this newsletter of interest to one of your colleagues or peers, please forward and copy us in so we can include them on our next edition!

- The CypherWorx Team

 

Market News

Ethical Responsibility & the After School Code of Ethics

7 Tips To Curate Amazing eLearning Content

The eLearning Color Guide: Evoking The RIGHT Emotion

CypherWorx Updates

 
 

New Course Content Announcement

  

 

CypherWorx is proud to announce that one of our friends and clients, Chess4Life CEO Elliott Neff, traveled to Uganda to coach Phiona Mutesi before her next International chess match. On September 23rd, the new Disney film, Queen of Katwe, will be released. It is based upon Phiona's experiences of becoming a Grandmaster. Above are a few pictures from Elliot's visit to Uganda with Phiona.  

Phiona was raised in Katwe, a slum in Uganda, where she first learned to play chess in a sports outreach program. Since then, she has risen up to become one of the greatest of the women chess players in Uganda, winning the country's National Chess Championship in 2010. What an inspiring story! 

CypherWorx partnered with Chess4Life to offer a new online course for after school programs to teach the best practices in developing chess programs while emphasizing and reinforcing the important life lessons that are learned while playing the game. 

International OST/YD Professional Director Certificate

 

We are excited to announce the launch of our new International Director Certificate for experienced After School, SAC, OST & Youth Development professionals! The online, collaborative program will run from September 2016 - May 2017.

This certificate is for professionals who are seeking to demonstrate their commitment to the field through a proven curriculum using an online virtual, highly self-paced process culminating in a Capstone Project benefiting their program. Scholarships and payment options are available! Learn more here. Questions? Contact: directorcertificate@cypherworx.com

Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference 

 

Looking forward to heading down to the Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Conference September 21-23! This conference seeks to provide research-based best practices, information, tools and resources framed by Georgia's ASYD Quality Standards and opportunities for networking, collaboration, and partnership formation. For more information, visit: http://georgiaasyd.org/conference/

National Association for Regulatory Administration Annual Seminar

 

Our Chief Programming Officer, Jim Murphy, will be attending the NARA Annual Seminar in Portland, Oregon September 19-21st. This seminar will include more than 50 presenters on various topics related to regulation for adult care, child care, and child welfare. This is an excellent opportunity to share strategies on how to implement high quality regulatory programs. 

Association of Zoo and Aquariums Annual Conference

Steve Stookey, CypherWorx Vice President, had a great time last week at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums annual conference! The conference is the premier event for zoo and aquarium professionals. More than 2,500 current and future leaders from the community gathered in San Diego to network with and inspire peers, explore ideas and best practices, share successes and lessons learned, and discover new technology, products, and services.

 

Active Shooter Course Now Live

Our Active Shooter course is now live! An all too unfortunate reality is that active shooter events are occurring with alarming frequency throughout the world.

This course is intended to make you aware of the steps you should take if you are ever involved in an active shooter event.

Interested in taking this eLearning course? Contact: learnmore@cypherworx.com

 

Instructional Design Updates

Courses Live: 

  • Chess4Life Club Solution Training Course
  • YMCA of the Oranges New Employee Orientation
  • YMCA of Greater Long Beach New Employee Orientation
  • YMCA of Northwest North Carolina New Employee Orientation
 

Enhancing the eLearning Experience with Images

One of the biggest challenges Instructional Designers face when building a course is identifying and selecting what images to use that will both complement the course material and enhance the learner's experience.

To read more about how to pick the "perfect image", visit: http://cypherworx.com/blog/enhancing-elearning-experience-images

 

Upcoming Webinars

Afterschool Improvement Series

International OST/YD Director Professional Director Certificate Overview

Out of School Time Professional Development Center Information Session

 

Welcoming New Partners...

  

 

If you haven't done so already, remember to register into our Snapshot Demo site to learn more: collabornation.net/login/snapshot

This demo site is a fully functional site that allows you to explore all of the different features and functionality that our LMS has to offer. Download this PDF for instructions on how to register into the site: Snapshot_Tutorial2.15.16.pdf

The site also contains sample courses to preview and see how our instructional designers have made learning and training interactive and fun.

 
 
   
       
   
 

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