Youth Development brown bag webinar series
Sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development and North Dakota State University Center for 4-H Youth Development
The University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension have partnered to offer the youth development brown bag webinar series since 2010. The purpose is to provide research-based information on hot topics, trends, and innovative programmatic efforts on content relevant to youth practitioners over the lunch hour (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT). The free webinar format provides professional development opportunities for people who work with youth without the cost and travel usually incurred with workshops and conferences. Participants are able to ask questions and get answers in real-time, while the presenter conducts interactive discussions, questions, and polls for sharing and applying the information to participants' work.
Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty: Grit and the cultivation of a growth mindset
Alison Brennan, Ph. D. and Rachelle Vettern, NDSU Extension
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
What is grit? How is it related to other qualities, such as self-control? How can we help youth become "grittier"? This webinar will review recent scholarship on grit, including limitations and criticism of the "grit narrative". The relationships among grit, self-control, talent, passion for personal interests, and implicit theories of intelligence will be explored. The webinar will conclude with suggestions for cultivating a growth mindset.
Utilizing a Flipped Classroom to Train Teen Teachers
Amber Shanahan and Emily Fulton-Fischer, University of Minnesota Extension
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2015
The 4-H Youth Teaching Youth program trains teen teachers in high school to deliver curricula to students in elementary and middle schools on topics including character building and healthy living. The role of a teen teacher in this cross-age program requires classroom management skills, curriculum insight, and a basic understanding of public speaking. However, training time is often limited due to the competitive nature of a teen’s schedule. This webinar will explore a pilot model being used to accommodate the need for more flexibility and versatility for training teen teachers. A flipped classroom approach allows youth to watch self-study modules (using their phone, tablet, or computer) prior to attending in-person training. Then, the in-person training provides a space for deeper practice, reflection, application, and conversation. Participants will gain an understanding of this training approach and gain ideas of how it can translate to other youth work settings where training is necessary, but time is limited.
People who have taken this course say:
“Loved the way we could interact with this webinar.”