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. CST). 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.
Engaging Youth in Decision Making
Carrie Olson, University of Minnesota Extension
Jan. 15, 2014
Good decision making skills are important tools for young people to possess both intrapersonally and interpersonally. Explore resources used to teach decision-making skills and how to effectively put youth to the test to practice these skills both independently and in group situations.
*This class is currently full. Please register to be on our waiting list.
Socio-Emotional Factors in Learning: Understanding to action
Dale Blyth & Kate Walker, University of Minnesota Extension
Mar. 12, 2014
There is increasing evidence that social and emotional factors are critical to young people's success. There is, however, little agreement on which factors to assess or how best to support their development in either school and out of school programs. Learn about one state's initiative to build broader understanding of these factors, their importance and the status of assessing them in practice and policy. Session will include examples as well as resources to further work in this area.
Teen Technology Use: Putting data into practice
Sharon Query & Rachelle Vettern, North Dakota State University Extension
May 14, 2014
What motivates young people to choose to participate in risky behavior? Gain knowledge and understanding about the issues young people face, explore a new curriculum for youth and caregivers, and see new data regarding research about teen cell phone and internet use with particular emphasis on their experiences with sending or receiving sexually explicit messages or photos.
People who have taken this course say:
“Loved the way we could interact with this webinar.”