This section of CYFERnet provides a set of tools and resources designed to assist CYFAR front-line staff in identifying training needs and putting together a professional development plan. Tools are provided to assist staff and their supervisors develop a "training needs" plan and monitor progress toward completion of that plan.
Presenter shares strategies for ensuring that youth programming is culturally relevant.
Participants will learn:
(a) the components of culture;
(b) how culture influences the ways individuals objectively and subjectively define themselves;
(c) the responsibilities that educators have for promoting inclusivity and countering injustice;
(d) ten strategies for culturally relevant teaching and curriculum;
(e) research in support of culturally relevant teaching and pedagogy; and
(f) National and local 4-H initiatives and resources available to support culturally relevant programming, practices, and policies.
(a) Why social responsibility (commitment to others and the greater good) and civic action (e.g.,
volunteering, community connections) are critical aspects of child and adolescent
(b) Malleable features of youth-adult relationships and program settings that nurture social
responsibility values and civic action; and
(c) Concrete activities and practices for leveraging youth-adult relationships to deepen youth’s
community connections, voice, and social and civic commitment.
A monthly newsletter published by the CYFAR Professional Development and Technical Assistance (PDTA) Center that provides guidance on topics related to implementing, evaluating, and sustaining a high quality Sustainable Community Project.