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 after-school program frontline staff and youth workers on incorporating science, engineering, and technology (SET) into after-school programming. Using a hands-on, interactive skill-building approach, it provides tools drawn from best practices to help after-school staff enhance communication, management, and educational delivery of after-school programs.
As a teen, Steve Brown would tell his parents he would be spending spring break at a friend’s house, and head off to Colorado to climb mountains. (NOTE: this is NOT recommended behavior!) Today, when he is not in his office or training for a marathon or climb, you can still find him climbing the mountains surrounding his home in Palmer Alaska.
Who are you, really? Have your skills and interests been passed down from your parents or grandparents? Where did the habits and customs of today’s American society come from?There is more to one’s history – the history of family and community – than your DNA and the names of your ancestors.
This month, we examine inner space – DNA, a part of your body that is too small to see, but that makes each living thing unique. After examining what DNA is and why it is in the news today, there are two activities. You may extract actual DNA from banana cells using some commonly found materials and tools.
When leading an organization or community group in a change process, there are a number of approaches. For example, SWOT analysis identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Needs assessments identify existing problems so that they can be addressed.