Lights, Camera, Challenge!
National 4-H invites all 4-H staff and volunteers to produce their own digital video for frontline educators and volunteers to better implement 4-H science programs. The purpose of this contest is to build a vault of films that will help others know what inquiry-based learning looks like in real life. The categories are science content, experiential learning, hands-on learning, inquiry, process (abilities) or science content to any 4-H project. Video must be submitted by January 31. Prizes will be 3-5 Amazon.com gift certificates for $500 each. Check out www.4-h.org/video-challenge for more guidelines and resources.
We still do not have access to membership cards or club lists from our new software program.
It's time for youth to complete project goal sheets. If you have any questions about this please let me know!
Clubs who have turned in their club officer list, goals and calendar for the 2010-2011 year are:
Williamsfield Town & Country
Let's aim for 100% for club progress this year. Could we have these reports in by January 3? These clubs receive a club progress patch for their banner.
The Register Mail 4-H Club Feature Article Due Dates Reminder . . .
January 6 – Southwestern
February 4 - UnionArticles are due to Lisa Coon (firstname.lastname@example.org) at The Register Mail! Please note the new contact person.
By participating in a quick and easy conference call you will learn more about the 4-H youth development principles that set us apart from other youth serving organizations. Please look over the list enclosed as sign up! Everyone should be able to find one they need to attend.
If you have not attended the BIGM Positive Youth Development session in our county, then this is necessary to be completed. Dates are either February 24 or March 3.
It could not get any better than this to learn about 4-H from the comfort of your own home!
These sessions are for any volunteer!
The next 4-H Leader training is set for Thursday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. here at the Knox Agri Center. If you have any topics you wish to have discussed please let me know. Some type of training will be provided with the meeting. I will see if Tessa is available for this meeting for you to meet her. We will be discussing what programs and activities we definitely want to keep and what might not happen any longer. Mark your calendar!
Please see enclosed information about the online courses available for volunteers. Again, in lieu of a face-to-face meeting, please find one of interest and log on. The public presentations one is very good! If you have never been through the 4-H Volunteer Orientation then this is a good place to start! Please make this one of your new year's goals. Thanks!
You'll find a parliamentary procedure activity that has been used at our county officer training schools and also at Walnut Grove Progressors. I think you'll find the youth enjoy the activity and learn a little bit of parliamentary practices at the same time.
is taxonomy is based on competencies that volunteers need in order to effectively deliver 4-H youth development programs. You can see there is a nice list of which I think most of you do these things already! Should there be an area you think we need to focus on, please let me know. There are six domains:
Communications: speaking, listening, writing, marketing and public relations, use of technology
Organization: time management, planning and organizing, parent recruitment and involvement, delegating tasks, service to the community
4-H Program Management: organization and structure of Extension, 4-H mission, risk management/reduction, liability awareness and reduction, club management, behavior management, record keeping, financial management and computer skills
Educational Design & Delivery: age-appropriate activities, multiple teaching strategies, learning styles, team building skills, experiential learning, and program evaluation methods
Positive Youth Development: life skills, leadership skills, ages and stages of youth development, youth-adult partnerships, ability to motivate youth, and appreciating diversity
Interpersonal Characteristics: compassionate nature, acceptance of others, honesty, ethics, morality, patience, flexibility and development of relationships
It is disappointing that I cannot continue in Knox County where I started my career as the first youth advisor over 23 years ago. However, I am thankful that I have a job in today's economy and the many years of success we have enjoyed here in Knox!
I was told an extra help person will be hired to take leadership with the summer programming since we cannot hire anyone permanently at this time. If you know of someone who is interested please have them contact Lisa Fulkerson (email@example.com).