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Youth Work Methods- February 24 Workshop 7&8: Active Learning & Cooperative Learning

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

WORKSHOP 7: Active Learning

February 24, 2017; 9am – 11am
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.

WORKSHOP 8: Cooperative Learning

February 24, 2017; 11am – 1pm
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.

Register for Workshops 7 and 8 here.


February 24
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Summer Leadership Institute

Collective for Youth is offering a three-day Summer Institute program this summer at the UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. This 3 day training will help out of school time professionals in “Building You,” “Building Culture,” and “Building Your Program.” The training will be facilitated by Gwyn Williams, Program Director at Collective for Youth and LaRon Henderson, Program Quality Director at Collective for Youth.
Download the Summer Leadership Institute pdf here.

Date: June 28, 29, 30
Time: 9 AM — 4PM
Location: UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
Cost: $75 per attendee (this fee will cover lunch and training materials)

To register contact Cary Mohiuddin at


Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers (Methods TOT)

Collective for Youth in partnership with the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality will be hosting a Youth Work Methods Train-the-Trainer event from July 20-22 at the University of Nebraska Omaha. This training will prepare participants to lead a series of ten interactive and hands-on workshops that are aligned to the Program Quality Assessment (PQA) and that provide participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth. If you would like more information or are interested in attending this training opportunity please contact Jennifer Harris, Weikart Center Training Coordinator at

Date: July 20 – 22
Time: 8:30AM – 5:30PM
Location: UNO Milo Bail Student Center

Learn more and register here.


Youth Work Methods Workshop Series – 

Presented by Gwyn Williams and LaRon Henderson, these interactive and hands-on courses provide participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth.

This series of trainings are designed to empower direct-staff or anyone interested in working with youth with tools that will increase the quality of their work with youth. Anyone in the community is welcome to sign up. All workshops are FREE, but registration is required.

All workshops will be held at:

CASA, 2412 St Mary’s Ave., Omaha, NE
CFY Contact:


UNL Expanded Learning Opportunities

UNL Expanded Learning Opportunities website is a resource through Nebraska 4-H Youth Development which provides youth serving organizations professional development experiences through various research-based webinars and publications.

To learn more about Expanded Learning Opportunities – UNL Extension Office click here.