The purpose of this two-session course is to prepare youth development professionals to design and implement effective youth programs. This training will specifically focus on:
- Identifying and understanding diverse learning styles, and their impact on training facilitation
- Increasing knowledge and understanding of evidence-informed training practices
- Developing a planning framework to incorporate best practices into teaching and training
Participants who successfully complete the course and the associated course assessment will be awarded a digital badge in “Program Design I.” Once you earn a digital badge, you can feature it on your personal networking sites, opening doors to more career, education and lifelong learning opportunities.
This series aligns with core knowledge and competencies for youth work professionals that have been developed by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and the Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN).
The following NAA youth worker competencies are addressed:
- Applies content knowledge, concepts and skills to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment and integrated curriculum. (NAA Content Area: Learning Environments and Curriculum)
- Reflects on the effectiveness of learning environments and curriculum to meet individual needs, interests, development, and skill levels, and makes appropriate accommodations. (NAA Content Area: Learning Environments and Curriculum)
- Teaches, mentors and coaches others about how to design and adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all learners. (NAA Content Area: Learning Environments and Curriculum)
- Evaluates the appropriateness and effectiveness of physical, social, and cognitive development activities and interactions. (NAA Content Area: Learning Environments and Curriculum)
This series has been approved by Step Up To Quality