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FEB
22

Game Changer Training Kicks Off!

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Career Skills Network and Carefree Education Service Group, LLC kicked off their Spring, 1-Day Virtual Events on February 19, 2021.Teachers attending the first event, Game Changer Training for Teachers, spent the day with Dr. Kate Cirillo, creator of the Game Changer Training, showing Educators how to bring this life changing SEL curricula to back to their students. Upon payment and completion of the training, participants were provided  1-year FREE access  to the: Be A Game Changer Lesson Plan Book, The Game Changer Student Manual, 36 Game Changer Challenge Videos for Students and Parents, Game Changer Graphics, and compiled YouTube clips that support each lesson. February trainin...
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JAN
27

All Youth Will Thrive in School and Beyond!

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On February 3 , 2021, Dr. Cirillo, from Career Skills Network will be presenting a strategy session on First Impressions and the V.A.L.U.E. process at conference presented by EnvisionEdPlus. This conference is offering free family engagement workshops titled Engage Families with S.O.U.L : Practical strategies for pandemic times and ever after. Each learning session will offer attendees practical and practicable tools to intentionally build connections and strength-based relationships that engage families as learning partners. S.O.U.L . represents four core components essential to solidify connections: S ense of belonging O wnership in learning U nderstanding and valuing families L egacy...
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JAN
26

Sebring School District continues Game Changer Training through weekly Game Changer Challenges

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In the 2020-21 school year, Sebring School District continued their Game Changer efforts by implementing Career Skills Network's weekly Game Changers Challenges. Hosted by Careefree Education Service Group, a virtual training was provided for the teachers on how to use the Game Changer curricula in August 2020, and then were provided access to 36 Game Changer Challenge Videos, graphics and several complied YouTube clips highlighting and challenged students, staff and parents to practice Game Changer Terrific 10 Behaviors. Each week, a different challenge was presented on video. Students, teachers and parents had the opportunity to practice that challenge throughout the week. What is truly un...
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JAN
26

Career Skills Network Brings Game Changer Training to Sebring School District (2-year Project)

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 Beginning January 2020 through March 2020, Career Skills Network (CSN) provided the 2-day, Game Changer training for every 5th through 12th grade student in Sebring School District. This project was a collaborative effort among, CSN, Sebring and Carefree Education Service Group. Teachers also had the opportunity to attend; rotating in and participating during their free periods. The Game Changer training fun-filled, interactive lessons designed to increase social, emotional and leadership skills. The training was a great success. Researchers found that, at every grade level, students increased their empathy, social skills, self-awareness, self-motivation and self-control upon completin...
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NOV
29

Celebrating Game Changer Success at Alvin Elementary

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In October, Career Skills Network staff implemented "Game Changer" a social and emotional learning (SEL) skill development program for the entire 5 th Grade student body at Alvin Elementary. Principal Karla Kylng said, "our 5 th graders are great and we wanted to focus on teaching the whole child. The students and teacher mentors participated in a variety of interactive "Games" that focused on building bravery, social-skills, kindness, self-awareness, self-control, self-motivation and persistence, trustworthiness, and optimism. To ensure the Game Changer skills were practiced once the students returned to the classroom, the teachers received a Game Changer "toolkit" that included behavioral ...
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NOV
05

Career Skills Network Conducts Keynote at “Career Day” in Lubbock, Texas

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Region 17 Education Service Center and Texas Workforce Commission held "Career Day" in Lubbock, Tx on November 5th. Over 225 students and 75 adults attended this outstanding event. Dr. Kate Cirillo, Executive Director, Career Skills Network, along with many other business leaders, conducted several breakout sessions with the students. Dr. Cirillo was also the Keynote Speaker for the event. Students learned about careers, social and emotional intelligence and practiced the "above the line" behaviors that employers value in the workplace. What an amazing event!!!  
SEP
12

Career Skills Network Participated in New School Opening

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​Career Skills Network helped with the grand opening of Gila Crossing Community School in Arizona. The Career Skills Network team provided a training for school staff, school board members and industry leaders. The program was filled with engaging and fun team-building activities that teachers could use to connection with students to make the start of their school year a success. Dr. Kate Cirillo, Executive Director stated, "Our goal was to increase teacher-student and staff connections. Research shows that students learn better from teachers who show they care and staff moral increases when leaders are intentional about making relationships a priority." Congratulations Gila Crossing Communi...
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