Web-based Supplemental Training

Reading Corps, Math Corps, Minnesota Opportunity Corps, and Minnestoa Recovery Corps members have the opportunity to participate in supplemental professional development throughout service by watching, engaging with, and reflecting on the following training videos. Only videos on this pre-approved list are able to be counted as service. New videos are added periodically.
 
Instructions:
 
1. Click on the name of the training video that you would like to watch.
The training videos/collection of videos are sorted by topic choices. Choose one that is applicable to your professional developmental needs and service. You may only record hours for each web-based supplemental training video or collection of videos one time during your service term.
 
2. After viewing the video, immediately return to this form and fill in the Required Reflection Form. 
 
 
3. Document this service activity on your timesheet in the Training category and include the name of the training viewed in the daily description box. 
 

Required Reflection Form

Once you have completed watching the training video or collection of videos you will return to this page and complete the Reflection Form. The date you complete the form will be the same day you watched the training video/collection of videos. This form will need to be completed before you record the hours on your timesheet.
 
Completing the Reflection Form:
All sections* need to be completed before you will be able to submit the form. The date the video/collection of videos were viewed and the reflection form submitted should be the same date.  The date you choose will be the date you will record the hours on your timesheet.
 
*You will need your Person ID # to complete this Reflection Form. Please check your past emails from the program for this number or contact your Program Manager if you do not know this number. 
 
You will receive a confirmation email when the form is submitted. It is recommend that you save the confirmation emails.
 
Recording the time on your timesheet:
This service activity will be recorded in the Training category on your timesheet. The time recorded on your timesheet(s) should be the total length of the video + no more than 10-20 minutes for the reflection form. The run times for each video/collection of videos and the maximum number of allowable time that can be recorded on your timesheet are listed next to the title of each video/collection of videos. In the daily description you will record the name of the training you viewed.
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Member Outreach

All of us have a unique service story, and an important part of our story is our motivation to help students become successful learners. We all want to make a difference for students, and we can't do that without incredible tutors like you. As a tutor, one amazing way you can help transform even more lives is by sharing your story at site events. Easier said than done, right? We know that setting up a table and engaging with families/community members at site-based events isn't always as straightforward as it sounds. That's why we are providing you with this "how-to" webinar opportunity where you can learn effective tips and tricks from two of our Recruiters!
* Member Outreach Webinar: Sharing Your Story at Site Events (run time 55 minutes; maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours)

Communication

1. Communication Across Barriers (run time: 58 minutes;  maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours): Gaining perspective when working with people living in poverty
 
2. Ted Talks on Communication (run time: 85 minutes; maximum allowable time: 1.75 hours): Watch all 8 videos and complete 1 form   
    Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
    The Hidden Power of Smiling
    10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation
    The Power of Introverts
    5 Ways to Listen Better
    Remember to Say Thank You
    How to Speak so that People Want to Listen
    The Danger of Silence
 

Critical Thinking

3Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (run time: 45 min; maximum allowable time: 1 hour)
 
4. An Unprecedented Conversation about Race in America (run time: 49 min; maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours)
 
5. The Growth Mindset (run time: 48 min; maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours)
 
6. Exploring Implicit Bias and Perception During Your Service Year
(run time: 68 min; maximum allowable time: 1.50 hours)
 
7Anti-Bullying Awareness (run time: 81 min; maximum allowable time: 1.75 hours) Watch all 4 videos and complete 1 form  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

8. Diversity & Inclusion Collection (run time: 45 min; maximum allowable time: 1 hour) Watch all 3 videos and complete 1 form 
       Yassmin Abdel-Magied: What does my headscarf mean to you?
       AndrĂ©s Tapia: Upside Down Diversity
       Helen Turnbull: Inclusion, Exclusion, Illusion
  
9. Being Hmong Means Being Free(run time: 57 min; maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours): History, Culture, and Identity of Hmong immigrants to the United States. 
 
10. Urban Rez(run time: 57 min; maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours): PBS explores Native American history and the modern-day impact of relocation policies. 
 
11. Code Switching (run time: 29 minutes;  maximum allowable time: 0.75 hours) Watch all 3 videos and  complete 1 reflection form
 
12. Differences that Make a Difference: Videos suggested by the Univeristy of Minnesota's Equity and Diversity program (run time: 70 min; maximum allowable time: 1.50 hours) Watch all 6 videos and complete 1 form
     I got 99 Problems...Palsy is Just One
     Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy "A Trip to the Grocery Store"
     How To Tell People They Sound Racist
     How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race
     Ending Gender
     Listening to Shame

Money Matters

13. Managing Your Student Loans (run time: 68 min;maximum allowable hours: 1.50 hours12 minutes in there is a short discussion about a VISTA cash stipend option. This is only relevant to VISTA and is not relevant to Reading Corps, Math Corps, Minnesota Opportunity Corps or Minnesota Recovery Corps members.
 
14. Using the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (run time: 84 min;maximum allowable time: 1.75 hours)
 
15.  AmeriCorps Education Benefits (run time: 30 min; maximum allowable time: 0.75 hoursThis webinar will open in a WebEx Player on your desktop.

Motivational Leadership

16. Ted Talks on Motivation (run time: 70 min;maximum allowable time: 1.50 hours): Watch all 7 videos and complete 1 form
        Lidia Yuknavitch: The beauty of being a misfit
        Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up
        Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating
        Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
        Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes
        Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days
        Grit: The power of passion and perseverance 
 
17. Leadership Ted Talks (run time: 70 min; maximim allowable time: 1.50 hours): Watch all 5 videos and complete 1 form
 

Personal/Professional Development

18. Building a Professional Network (run time: 81 min; maximum allowable time: 1.75 hours)
 
19. Design and Run an Effective Meeting (run time: 70 min; maximum allowable time: 1.50 hours)
 
20. Navigating Effectively Through Conflict (run time: 60 min; maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours)
 
21. Dealing with Changes and Transitions (run time: 64 min; maximim allowable time: 1.25 hours)
 
22. Ted Talks on Personal and Professional Growth (run time: 61 min; maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours): Watch all 5 videos and complete 1 form
 
23. Saying Goodbye (run time: 45 min; maximum allowable time: 1 hour)
 
24. Build Your Personal Brand (run time: 54 min; maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours)

Mental Health

25. NAMI collection on Mental Conditions (run time: 53 minutes; maximum allowable time: 1.25) Watch all videos and complete 1 form

        Theo - NAMI Talk
        #StigmaFree: Mayim Bialik 
        What is Depression?
        StigmaFree Company
 
 
26. Stories of the Mind: Overcoming Depression (run time: 26 minutes; maximum allowable time: 0.75 hours)
 
27. Whole People: Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) (run time: 130 minutes; maximum allowable time: 2.50 hours)  Watch all videos and complete 1 form
 
28.  Managing Emotions in the Workplace and ASC Member Assistance Program Orientation (run time: 61 minutes; maximum allowable time: 1.25 hours) *NEW 2019*
We often feel excitement and joy when first starting to serve, but it's not uncommon to experience more challenging emotions such as frustration, anxiety, and even anger as the year goes on. Daphney Valcinor, a licensed mental health counselor, discusses some emotions you may feel in the workplace and shares tools and tips to help you cope with these feelings.  

Wellness

29. Mental Fitness: Get Your Sleep (run time: 40 minutes; maximum allowable time: 1 hour) Watch all videos and complete 1 form
Get Your Sleep Episode 1  
Get Your Sleep Episode 2
Get Your Sleep Episode 3
 
30. Stories of the Mind: Ways to Wellness (run time: 26 minutes; maximum allowable time: 0.75 hours)
 
 

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Remember to complete and submit a reflection form for each video or collection of videos that you watch!
 
If you have any questions, please contact your Program Manager. If you come across a great webinar that would be valuable for future use as professional development, please fill out this suggestion form