Training and Professional Development Services
Since the release of The YouthLearn Guide, many national and community-based youth projects have approached YouthLearn about direct training opportunities. We are very pleased to announce that these trainings are now available to community centers, schools, and youth networks-and are designed to fit a range of needs and interests. YouthLearn training programs weave face-to-face sessions with online follow-up support and apply a peer-to-peer approach, drawing experts from the YouthLearn community to share their knowledge with emerging colleagues. All training activities are rooted in effective practices, helping trainees immediately apply lessons learned in their daily work.
The following suite of services has been created to respond to a broad range of organizational and individual needs.
Professional Development Workshops
Youth agencies looking to better integrate technology into existing programming can hire YouthLearn for tailored workshops, lasting one to five days, that will build the capacity of program staff or volunteers.
- Designed to best serve individual needs of program sites
- Hands-on application of best practices from the YouthLearn body of work
- Copies of The YouthLearn Guide included
Program Design Consultation
Many practitioners have approached YouthLearn requesting help in creating effective curriculum. YouthLearn has developed workshops specifically designed to assist centers with their program design needs.
- Broad templates for youth interaction, not pre-fabricated lesson plans
- New, innovative activities responsive to needs of local youth and communities
YouthLearn has discovered that commitment to innovation for any program needs a complete buy-in and understanding from all stakeholders, especially management. With this awareness, YouthLearn has designed training opportunities for program managers and school principals.
- Covering benefits of technology integration and project-based learning
- Real tools for developing or strengthening programs
- Collaboration with peers and expert practitioners
Regional Training Initiatives
Local networks of community centers or schools can work with YouthLearn to design regional trainings that serve a range of agencies. These collaborative training programs can be very cost-effective and are often the best way to share local expertise.
- Trainees form local community of learners
- Unique post-training discussion list
- Program shadowing by local peer experts
- Custom designed to meet the needs of all participants
For information on these or other training opportunities, contact YouthLearn Director Tony Streit or call 800-449-5525.
The YouthLearn Guide: A Creative Approach to Working with Youth and Technology
The YouthLearn Guide: A Creative Approach to Working With Youth and Technology is an easy-to-use, hands-on manual with more than 160 pages of lessons, worksheets, and sample activities on how to set up a new learning program or enhance an existing one.
The guide helps practitioners combine new technologies and proven teaching techniques in ways that will make your work even more rewarding for you and the children you serve.
$29.95 per guide
$24.95 for schools and nonprofit organizations
$19.95 for YouthLearn subscribers
- Shipping is additional. (see rates: YouthLearn Guide Order Form)
- Bulk discounts are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Order over the phone.
Call us toll-free at 1-800-449-5525 and place your order using a credit card.
- Mail your order using our YouthLearn Guide Order Form.
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Education Development Center, Inc.
Attn: Wendy Rivenburgh, YouthLearn at EDC
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458-1060
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