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Join us to learn about 4-H curriculum straight from the authors and educators who know them best. These 30 minute webinars will be made available to watch (or rewatch) the day after each live webinar is recorded. 

Mindful Me & Mindful Mechanics



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AUTHORS

  • Anne Iaccopucci, EdD
  • Kendra Lewis, PhD
  • Katherine Soule, PhD


ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

The 4-H Mindful Me (ages 5-8) & Mindful Mechanics (grades 6 programs aim to promote mindful practices that lead to improvements in managing one’s own goals, developing a sense of self, time management, stress management, emotional regulation, and mindful eating practices. 

SUSTAINABLE POLYMERS: PLASTICS OF THE FUTURE FOR A GREEN, CLEAN WORLD (GRADES 3-5)


SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2021 @ 3PM EST

AUTHORS

  • Alexa Maille
  • Charles Malone

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

This is a 4-H STEM Curriculum for Grades 3-5 (8 to 12 year olds). The themes of these modules touch on the prevalence and impact of plastics in everyday life. Plastics are versatile materials that come in different shapes, sizes, and exhibit different material properties. Scientist and engineers are working on new ways to create, use, and recycle plastics, so we can use plastics for their many advantages and lessen their effects on our environment.

TRUE LEADERS: CULTURE, POWER AND JUSTICE- A YOUTH DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO SOCIAL JUSTICE


JANUARY 12TH, 2022 @ 3PM EST

AUTHORS

  • Dr. Nia Imani Fields, Assistant Extension Director and 4-H Program Leader, University of Maryland Extension
  • Dr. Alex Chan, Mental and Behavioral Health Specialist, University of Maryland Extension
  • Dr. Maru Gonzalez, Assistant Professor and Youth Development Specialist, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Edwin M. Green, Jr., Professor, Community-Based Education & Leadership, Stevenson University
  • Dr. Fe Moncloa, 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Kamaria Massey, MFA, Urban Educational Leadership Doctoral Student, Morgan State University
  • Dr. Keith C. Nathaniel, 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Editor: Dr. Katherine E. Soule, Youth, Families, & Communities Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

The 4-H Mindful Me (ages 5-8) & Mindful Mechanics (grades 6 programs aim to promote mindful practices that lead to improvements in managing one’s own goals, developing a sense of self, time management, stress management, emotional regulation, and mindful eating practices. 

WORK READY: LIFE SKILLS CURRICULUM



AUGUST 11TH, 2021 @ 3PM EST

AUTHORS

  • Monica Nagele & Mitch Wagoner, Purdue Extension Educators

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

This curriculum is design for high school students and displaced adult workers and aims to increase the participants soft skills, increase their chances of securing and sustaining employment, teach resume development and teach successful interview skills. 

BE A SCIENTIST! MATERIALS IN A GREEN, CLEAN WORLD. A 4-H STEM CURRICULUM FOR GRADES K-2


OCTOBER 13TH, 2021 @ 3PM EST

AUTHORS

  • Anne Stevenson, Extension Educator and Professor
  • Amie Mondl, Extension Educator--Univ. of MN Extension Center for Youth Development

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

This curriculum is design for high school students and displaced adult workers and aims to increase the participants soft skills, increase their chances of securing and sustaining employment, teach resume development and teach successful interview skills. 

iTHRIVE Series



JANUARY 26TH, 2022 @ 3PM EST


AUTHORS

  • Gemma Miner, Academic Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement
  • Steven Worker, Academic Advisor
  • Anne Iaccopucci, Academic Coordinator for Healthy Living

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

More details coming soon....

Sustainable Polymers: Taking Action to Solve the Challenge of Plastics (gRADES 6-8)


SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2021 @ 3PM EST

AUTHORS

  • Cheryl L. Meehan, Staff Research Associate, University of California
  • Amie Mondl, Extension Educator, Center For Youth Development,  University of Minnesota, Extension
  • Martin H. Smith, Specialist in Cooperative Extension and Faculty Member, University of California
  • Steven M. Worker, 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

This 4-H STEM curriculum focuses on the use and impacts of plastics and sustainability. The curriculum is designed to build foundational skills of science and engineering, and contains three learning phases/modules where youth will explore polymer science content through a guided activity and then become change agents through youth-driven projects.

GEM: GET EXPERIENCE IN MINDFULNESS - AN AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR AGES 10 & UP

DECEMBER 8TH, 2021 @ 3PM EST

AUTHORS

  • Sarah Bercaw Goldring, Extension Agent 
  • Karen Johnston, Extension Agent

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

This 4-H STEM curriculum focuses on the use and impacts of plastics and sustainability. The curriculum is designed to build foundational skills of science and engineering, and contains three learning phases/modules where youth will explore polymer science content through a guided activity and then become change agents through youth-driven projects.

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