Community Gardens are an underutilized resource for Extension educational programming. While many communities have community gardens, Extension's involvement varies. Many times, schools, nursing facilities, hospitals, or private landowners develop the gardens with no input from Extension.
The word collaboration is often used to describe change efforts driven by a cooperating group of stakeholders. However, this collaborative work often fails to achieve the synergistic power that is possible.
What does it take to set the stage for an effective intergenerational program? Did you know that the physical environment of an intergenerational program can stimulate or stifle elder and child interactions?
Out-of-school program staff and administrators, youth workers, trainers, and others will learn about bullying and resources for bullying prevention use in out-of-school-time programs. The latest research and a resource guide will be presented.
Children and teens are not always kind to each other. In fact, they can be cruel and abusive. The bad news is that this is increasingly a significant problem in today's society. The good news is that research-based information and practical steps exist that you can use to help both the bullies and their victims.
Join Kyle Hawkey for a webinar discussing using CYFAR Common Measures to plan and implement a successful CYFAR evaluation. Originally delivered in September 2014. To view, download and play the PowerPoint file "Common Measures_for website.ppsx."
Priority skill areas have been identified for each of the five CYFAR Core Competencies listed here. Supervisors are encouraged to work individually with their CYFAR “front-line” staff and volunteers to assess specific skills and training needs.
Technology Guiding Principle CYFAR program has adequate information and communication technology infrastructure, and it models effective and innovative applications for professional development, educational programming, online collaboration, and scholarship.
Is it possible to display details on a map from a distance in space of 12,000 miles while traveling at speeds of roughly 7,000 miles an hour? This GIS-based activity provides an innovative and relevant opportunity for youth to answer this question, using their school grounds as canvas to create and plan a drawing of their choice.
Voice Thread, Prezi, Voki and other tech tools might be considered the next "shiny objects" to chase, but this session will give the opportunity to experiment with, apply, and demonstrate the use of web based applications that can strengthen an educational program or be utilized among coworkers as collaborative tools.