Greater Austin Events

April2015

 

21

Tue

YPQ – Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach

10:00AM- 12:30PM

United Way for Greater Austin

Youth programs can be optimized for youth needs, motivation, and engagement. The Active-Participatory Approach to youth work was designed to address these goals. This youth-centered approach is the foundation for the Youth Work Methods Series.

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29

Wed

YPQ – Structure and Clear Limits

10:00AM-12:30PM

United Way for Greater Austin

How do you prevent chaos in a youth environment without stifling youth’s positive energy?  Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe.  This interactive workshop helps participants analyze the level of structure in their programs and practice identifying and maintaining clear limits.

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May2015

 

1

Fri

YPQ – Cooperative learning

10:00AM

United Way for Greater Austin

Do the youth in your program have opportunities to work together in groups, teaching and learning from each other?  Cooperative learning is an excellent way to nurture youth leadership, build community, and keep things fun.  This interactive workshop will equip participants with grouping strategies and ways to think about building cooperative learning into any program offering.

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5

Tue

YPQ – Planning and Reflection

10:00AM

United Way for Greater Austin

Are you engaging youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflection?  Are you ready to be more intentional about including planning and reflection strategies into your daily routine and activities but not sure where to start?  This interactive workshop will introduce participants to powerful and easy to use methods that promote youth engagement in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities and projects. 

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14

Thu

YPQ – Active Learning

10:00AM

United Way for Greater Austin

Do you know the difference between active learning and “hands-on” learning?  Giving youth materials is just the beginning.  This interactive workshop introduces the “ingredients” of active learning, explains the role that active learning plays in the experiential learning cycle, and helps participants create more powerful learning opportunities for youth.

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