Current work, research and interests
Kari's work as an Extension educator focuses on teaching, program development and scholarship. She has program leadership in distance education and concentrates on the development of distance learning opportunities for people who work with or on behalf of youth. This includes the development of Youth Work Institute’s first online course, Youth Work Matters: the online course. Kari also partners with North Dakota State University’s Center for 4-H Youth Development to offer a year-long youth development webinar series and a for-credit seminar that strengthens the skills and research knowledge for youth development professionals.
Kari has more than 15 years of experience working with children, youth and families as a youth practitioner, parent educator and college instructor. She has worked with young people in the 4-H program; been a coordinator for a year-long ninth-grade youth leadership program; supported youth-in-philanthropy board; and has provided technical assistance to a community planning process to help youth and adults form stronger partnerships. As a college instructor, Kari has taught courses to emerging adults seeking child & family studies and education degrees. Through parent education, college instruction and community organizing efforts, Kari has found the value of educating adults who work with young people to help foster purposeful, high-quality programs and opportunities for youth.
Academic degrees and experience
- M.S., child development/family science, North Dakota State University.
- B.A., psychology and child & family studies, Concordia College.
- Minnesota Board of Teaching: Parent/Adult Education Teaching License (1996)
Robideau, K. & Santl, K. (2011). Strengthening 4-H Program Communication Through Technology. Journal of Extension [On-line], 49(6), Article 6TOT2.
Robideau, K. & Vogel, E. (2011, December). Building engagement into online classes. (White Paper). University of Minnesota Extension.
Robideau, K. & Vogel, E. (2011, April). Are they “bells and whistles” or legitimate distance delivery tools? Workshop presented at 2011 DoD/USDA Family Resilience Conference, Chicago, IL.
Robideau, K., & Santl, K. (2011, April). Strengthening 4-H Communications through Technology. Research poster presented at 2011 DoD/USDA Family Resilience Conference, Chicago, IL.
Robideau, K. After a Disaster: Parenting Adolescents. May 2009; Reviewed March 2010. University of Minnesota Extension.
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