Tools of the Trade II is a staff-development module that uses a "train-the-trainer" approach to deliver a comprehensive 21-hour training for afterschool program frontline staff and youth workers on incorporating science, engineering and technology (SET) into afterschool programming. Using a hands-on, interactive skill-building approach, it provides tools drawn from best practices to help afterschool staff enhance communication, management and educational delivery of afterschool programs.
Getting Beyond Skills: Getting Our Hearts Right is based on a new program developed by Wally Goddard and James Marshall, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension. The training focuses on how individuals and family members too often become stuck in negative perceptions. Getting Our Hearts Right reviews several forms of human bias and provides steps to overcome these so that all relationships, especially family ones, can be healthier. This session will equip parent and family life educators to work more effectively in parent and couples education programs.
Join the team of detectives on the mission to explore "the journey of food" through innovative and integrative school and community gardening programs. The webinar will highlight the benefits of gardening, curriculum connections, activities, technology tools, food and nutrition and related initiatives. Program directors, front line staff and trainers of afterschool and Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs this is a session for you! 21st CCLC, Parks and Recreation programs, Cooperative Extension, 4-H Youth Development, Boys and Girls Clubs, Y programs, etc.
This webinar is on what it takes to establish relationship and marriage enrichment as well as parenting education programs that adequately meet the unique needs of stepfamilies. The research is clear that stepfamilies experience unique family developmental patterns and face unique issues that are related to healthy marital and family functioning. This 90 minute session presents the latest research-based program resources and teaching strategies.
Learn about two exciting Extension marriage education programs and the new National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model through this archived recording of an online Breeze/Connect training, originally presented October 2007. In addition to NERMEN, learn about "Married and Loving It!" and "The Marriage Garden".
This course provides a holistic approach to planning and evaluating education and outreach programs. It helps program practitioners use and apply logic models - a framework and way of thinking to help us improve our work and be accountable for results. You will learn what a logic model is and how to use one for planning, implementation, evaluation or communicating about your program.
This archived recording of a 90-minute webinar is based on "See the World Through My Eyes," an "ages-and-stages" program developed by the family life team at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension aimed at improving parent-child relationships
This webinar highlights findings from a national evaluation designed to discover ways states are promoting youth-adult partnerships and other levels of citizenship. The study's aim was to gain a better understanding of the challenges and successes encountered by 4-H youth development programs when launching statewide initiatives that engage youth and adults as partners. The presenters discuss how they conducted site visits in five states to assess the dynamics of state 4-H youth development offices and to investigate what strategies are being used to promote youth in governance.
Dr. Garbarino's presentation focused on how a school's social system plays a decisive role in the process of bullying, sexual harassment and emotional violence in the lives of teenagers. One core message is to avoid the temptation to see bullying as a personal problem and instead to always look for the workings of the school as a social system. This implies a need for strategies for responding that include character education, better feedback from students, and more explicit demonstration of adult caring in the school.
This framework is a vital tool for early childhood education and care providers seeking to build effective engagement strategies. While the framework is intended for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, its lessons are useful and applicable to a much broader audience of early childhood programs. This framework outlines an approach to building solid foundations for successful parent and family engagement in three areas: Program Leadership, Continuous Improvement, and Professional Development.