intentional program design

June 25, 2019
This toolkit was published by The Wallace Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Summer Learning Toolkit features more than 50 practical, adaptable tools and sample planning resources used by practitioners from five urban districts and their partners, who formed the National Summer Learning Project (NSLP), as well as new resources created by field experts. The Toolkit is aligned with recommendations from the RAND Corporation, the NSLP’s research partner, in Getting to Work on Summer Learning. Organized into five planning areas, the Toolkit includes both...
June 26, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can we intentionally and meaningfully engage youth in the design, development, and evaluation of our programs? How can we ensure that our work is youth-centered and reflective of youth voice? Youth programs tell us that meaningfully engaging youth is much harder than it appears. We get their struggle! At YouthREX, youth engagement is always a work in progress – something we keep trying to get better at. We keep returning to youth engagement because we know that it really is a big deal – that the knowledge...
March 19, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: Do you work with a grassroots youth organization in Ontario? Are you striving to better meet the needs of youth in your community?  Youth organizations deliver critical, meaningful programs to improve youth wellbeing across Ontario. In this webinar, we explored six ways you can strengthen your work with youth (and how YouthREX can support you): Using Data Using Evidence Designing Programs with Intention Defining Program Outcomes Collecting and Analyzing Data Evaluating and Improving Your Work! We discussed each...
February 03, 2016
Developed from a YouthREX webinar featuring Jennifer Skuza, Associate Dean, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, and Sherry Boyce, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development. Being intentional in your program design means thinking about organizational outcomes and the needs of participants when making decisions. Here's a sneak peek of what you can find in this factsheet:There is a set of Design Principles that can be used in developing your program. Balance: Are your desired learning experiences represented in your design and...