This is one the of self-study units online linked with the National Extension Parenting Educator Framework (NEPEF). The modules were written by state specialists and include a PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and a transcript of the narration on the ppt, handouts and assignments.
This NEPEF module addresses FRAME. FRAME includes the philosophies, perspectives, theories, frameworks, paradigms, schools of thought, worldviews, and models to guide parenting professionals in designing programs of education and in making recommendations for children, parents, and families. Many different frameworks are used by parenting educators to understand parent-child relationships.
This NEPEF module addresses GROW. GROW is the process by which parenting educators become professionals and associate themselves with colleagues through professional development activities. GROW involves educators learning to know themselves and their values while building knowledge, skills, and connections as educators. GROW recognizes that the parenting educator and her/ his personal qualities are a critical part of the educational process.
This NEPEF module addresses EMBRACE. EMBRACE means recognizing, respecting, and responding to ethnic and cultural diversity, different family forms, and multiple environmental contexts of families raising children. EMBRACE also means reaching out to parents and caregivers who differ in preferred communication and learning approaches, sexual orientation, English language proficiency, access to basic resources, and levels of literacy.
This NEPEF module addresses EDUCATE. EDUCATE is the process of building relationships with participants to help them more effectively solve problems, resolve conflicts, set goals, and gain knowledge and skills to guide and nurture their child(ren). EDUCATE involves knowing and using a variety of effective teaching strategies, skills, techniques, and methods. It includes adapting these teaching tools to meet specific learner needs.
This NEPEF module addresses DEVELOP. DEVELOP is the process of creating a parenting education program before and after actual program delivery. The process includes all elements of the program development process for adult education in community-based settings, from need assessments through evaluation.
This NEPEF module addresses BUILD. To BUILD relationships with other professionals working with children and families may be one of the most effective ways to increase parenting options and resources. Building networks and partnerships that support children, parents, and families at local and state levels and sometimes at regional, national, or international levels will ultimately BUILD the field of parenting education.
The information in this guide can help practitioners and evaluators find evaluation instruments that match their program and evaluation goals and characteristics. The evaluation instruments in this guide are presented in tables organized by content area. This resource is not an exhaustive list of the instruments and tools that may be useful to OST programs, but rather a place to provide more information about the tools that have been used in OST studies that we have profiled in the database.
Outcomes are short-term, intermediate, or long-term benefits participants receive from involvement in a program. While determining short-term outcomes may be relatively straightforward, identifying long-term outcomes can be more challenging. An outcome considered to be intermediate in one program may be seen as long-term by another. The design of the program determines how short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes are defined. Participants in this webinar will gain an understanding of how to define and measure long-term outcomes.