Due to the unprecedented closure of out-of-school time (OST) programs across Palm Beach County because of the COVID-19 outbreak, OST programs across the county have closed their doors. While there are emerging supports in place to address the needs of the nonprofit workforce, that we hope includes OST staff, Prime Time Palm Beach County is offering OST practitioners in Palm Beach County who are currently not receiving an income, specifically front line staff, a $45 stipend for each three-hour professional development training that is completed.
Prime Time’s trainings listed below will be offered in an online format for practitioners. Registration will take place in the same way we have designed other online offerings. Once registration is confirmed, practitioners will receive an email with instructions on how and when to access the course via ZOOM.
- You will need internet access and a phone/computer in order to participate. It is recommended that you use a computer and you have video capabilities.
- To ensure you are prepared and familiar with Zoom, please check your system requirements prior to the session at the following link: https://zoom.us/test
Virtual Trainings Offered in July 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020:
Walking in Purpose
Thursday, July 9, 2020:
The Power of Circles in OST
Tuesday, July 14, 2020: Ignite the Spark through Project-Based Learning – Part 1
Tuesday, July 28, 2020: Ignite the Spark through Project-Based Learning – Part 2
Thursday, July 16, 2020:
Keeping Connected: Facilitating Online Learning
Wednesday, July 22, 2020:
Navigating the Lesson Plan
Thursday, July 23, 2020:
Walking in Purpose
Questions & Answers
Q. Do front line staff who are currently still being paid at this time qualify for this stipend?
A. Front line practitioners who are not currently working or being paid will be considered (or qualify) for a stipend upon training completion.
Q. Are directors, assistant directors, and other OST practitioners who are not considered front line staff eligible for this stipend if they are not currently being paid?
A. Yes, any OST practitioner who is not currently receiving a paycheck is eligible.
Q. For the two-part series training, will practitioners receive a stipend for part 1 and another stipend for part 2, or just one stipend upon completing the two part series?
A. Practitioners will get paid for completion of the series. So one check will be issued at the end of the course.
Q. What happens if a practitioner finishes in less than or more than the 3 hours self-paced trainings are credited for?
A. Practitioners will still receive 3 hours total, regardless of whether they finish early or need a little more time.
Q. What happens once the 25 seat attendance has been reached for online trainings?
A. Online trainings will be closed for registration once 25 practitioners have registered. We will be then add additional practitioners to a waitlist and using this data to determine if multiple sections need to be opened for trainings. There will be additional trainings, not currently listed at this time.
Q. How will practitioners be paid upon completion of online trainings?
A. Prime Time, through the generosity of Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County has funding available to pay practitioners who are not currently being paid. Once registered, practitioners will be given directions on how payments will be made.