Youth Development Entry Level Series - Two Part Series
Participants are REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL TRAININGS in the series and complete assignments in between trainings.
By registering for this training, you are committing to all training session dates.
Building Community- Part 1
Cooperative Learning- Part 2
Would you like to understand what it takes to build an emotional and physically safe space for youth, and have your program offer opportunities for youth to work together in groups so they can teach and learn from one another?
In this training series, participants will understand how building an emotionally safe community of peers and adults is essential for youth to learn and develop as individuals. Also, learn an excellent way to nurture youth leadership, build community and keep things fun.
Participants will engage in a variety of activities designed to support the community building process and be equipped with grouping strategies and ways to think about building cooperative learning into any program offering.
1. Describe the ways in which they can build community with youth.
2. Demonstrate ways to provide youth with opportunities to develop a sense of belonging.
3. Compare and contrast icebreakers, energizers, name games and bonding games.
4. Discuss the stages of group development.
1. Define Cooperative Learning.
2. Utilize a variety of group forming strategies (Group Formers) and group work structures (Group Structures).
3. Explain through peer to peer and whole group discussion how Cooperative Learning helps to meet the social and intellectual needs of youth.
4. Discuss how to apply four complementary strategies to engineer successful Cooperative Learning structures.
Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area – Child/Youth Growth and Development:
1.B: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the multiple influences on development and learning – Entry Level and Level 1.
1.C: Use developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging environments – Entry Level and Level 1.
Core Knowledge Area – Learning Environment and Curriculum:
4.B: Design and implement a curriculum to enhance cognitive development – Entry Level and Level 1.
4.C: Design and implement a curriculum to support social and emotional development – Entry Level and Level 1.
Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth:
5.C: Promote positive expression, interaction and group experiences between adults and children/youth – Entry Level and Level 1.
Primary QIS Scales Addressed
III-N: Youth have opportunities to participate in small groups.
III-O: Youth have opportunities to act as group facilitators and mentors.
III-M: Youth have opportunities to develop a sense of belonging.