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.
• Think critically about the meaning of diversity.
• To value their own cultures as well as other people’s cultures and to reflect on the lives and perspectives of people who are different from themselves.
• To become more aware of the stereotypes we have all inadvertently picked up.
• To respect the differences and similarities in people.
• To become more comfortable discussing cultural differences.
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.
Working with Latino youth is a growing opportunity across our nation. Latino populations can come from 33 different nations bringing to their communities a multitude of languages, traditions, and perspectives. But what does this mean for our youth development practice? Ms. Marcia Rincon-Gallardo and Albino Garcia will share the work that they do with Latino youth, highlighting the reclamation of authentic identity through spiritual healing, cultural, and gender approaches that engage and contribute to positive outcomes for youth.