County Training Tools
Wisconsin 4-H and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction have pooled their resources to converge for a common cause. Ten counties have received funds to underwrite some of the costs to train Afterschool staff and local volunteers to support the vision of the Wisconsin Afterschool Network that all Wisconsin school age children and youth will have the opportunity to attend a high quality afterschool program. Contact theses county 4-H staff for more information.
- Dane County Fall 06 Proposal (3 pages, 30KB)
$1,000 to Sally Bowers, Dane County 4-H Youth Development Educator to work with the City of Madison Office of Community Services, Center for Biology Education and the Adult Role Models in Science to create science kits and provide training for afterschool staff. Contact Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dane County Fall 07 Training Plan (4 pages, 43KB) Dane County Training plan compiled by Linda Eisele.
- Dane County Spring 08 Training Plan (3 pages, 40KB) Dane County will create an afterschool activity using the Wisconsin Home Grown Lunch (WHL) program. The goal of this training is to have volunteers and staff be able to teach Wisconsin Home Grown Lunch (WHL) activities and to experience science inquiry skills through WHL activities. Another goal, is to promote Citizenship/Civic engagment to children, by having them learn the origin of their food, nutrition for healthy lifestyles & how to prepare snack/meal with food from after school garden or local community garden.
- Fond du Lac County - After Denise Retzleff, 4-H Youth Development Educator moved from Waukesha County (see below) to Fond du Lac county she trained the Afterschool staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac on the value of experiential learning and how to incorporate life kills into their activity plans. Contact Denise at email@example.com
- Fond du Lac Agenda 1-15-07 (2 pages, 16KB) Agenda for the "Training for Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac Afterschool Staff" held on January 15, 2007.
- "Lights On Family Festival" brochure
Cover page (1 page, 2,991KB) Cover Page of the "Lights On Family Festival" brochure.
Second page (1 page, 2,667KB) List of Sponsors and part of the map of the "Lights On Family Festival" event.
Third page (1 page, 2,796KB) Other part of map, Schedule of Events and Kid's Fit Camp Stations.
Back page (1 page, 1,538KB) "Keep lights on for kids... Ask us how!" back page of brochure.
- Denise also used materials already found on the 4-H Afterschool website such as:
Welcome to the Family! 4 page publication to welcome others to 4-H.
Targeting Life Skills Model from Iowa State University Extension website. The explanation of why the model was created, how to use "Targeting Life Skills" and the "Wheel graphic".
Experiential Learning Model(3 pages, 149 KB)
Part of the Do, Reflect & Apply Teaching Plan Created by Dr. Kathi Vos, Experiential Learning Specialist.
- Fond du Lac County Fall 07 Training Plan (4 pages, 41KB) Fond du lac County Training plan compiled by Denise Retzleff.
- Afterschool Open House Journal (12 pages, 272KB) Adobe PDF version of the journal the youth used while participating in the summer afterschool program.
- Afterschool Open House Journal (12 pages, 1,478KB) MS Word version of the journal the youth used while participating in the summer afterschool program.
- Photo Gallery (4 pages, 607KB) A Photo Journal of the activities Fond du Lac youth participated in.
- Fond du Lac County Spring 08 Training Plan (4 pages, 72KB) Fond du Lac will have staff trainings to help Afterschool staff & volunteers develop skills to effectively carry out their roles. They will also participate in Random Acts of Kindness service program to help young people build civic/citizenship skills.
- Juneau County Fall 07 Training Plan (4 pages, 38KB) Juneau County Training plan compiled by Judith Kennedy.
- Juneau County Spring 08 Training Plan (4 pages, 37KB) Juneau County will continue to expand their after school programs through developing partnership with other organizations and volunteers. They will improve their after school programs by providing curriculum and trainings to youth leaders, volunteer and staff.
- Juneau County 09 Training Plan (4 page, 98 KB) Juneau County's training plan compiled by Judy Kennedy.
- Kenosha County Fall 06 Proposal (2 pages, 20KB) $540 to Andrea Grant, Kenosha County VISTA Volunteer to work with the Kenosha Unified School District’s 21st Century Learning Centers to create an Afterschool staff manual and provide support on how to use it. Contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kenosha County Fall 07 Training Plan (3 pages, 30KB) Kenosha County Training plan compiled by Andrea Grant.
- Kenosha County Spring 08 Training Plan (4 pages, 84KB) Kenosha County will work with Kenosha Unified School District and UW -Parkside Student Art Club to develop an art program for youth. The program will include training for youth, then face to face judging, ribbons and prize money. The art projects and awards will be displayed in an exhibit at a public fair style event.
- La Crosse County Spring 08 Training Plan (2 pages, 45KB) La Crosse would like to make more curriculum available to after school programs by increasing awareness of 4-H curriculum. They will use the Civic Engagement Resource Guide to integrate citizenship/civic engagement into the training.
- LaCrosse County 09 Training Plan (3 page, 101KB) LaCrosse County's training plan compiled by Jenny Holm.
- Lincoln County Fall 06 Proposal (2 pages, 36KB) $800 to Deborah Moellendorf, Lincoln County 4-H Youth Development Agent to train Merrill and Tomahawk after school staff on how to deal with challenging behaviors and support 4-H Ambassadors to teach character education to younger youth. Contact Deborah at Deborah.email@example.com
- Lincoln County Fall 07 Training Fund Request (3 pages, 38KB) Lincoln County training plan compiled by Deb Moellendorf.
- Lincoln County Spring 08 Training Plan (3 pages, 37KB) Lincoln County will put their efforts in training after school staff, school administrators and other staff so they will continue to building partnerships not only to support existing but to start new after school programs. More resources and curriculum will be made available for expanding after school programs.
- Lincoln County Training Plan for 09 (2 pages, 29KB) Lincoln County's training plan compiled by Deb Moellendorf.
- Marathon County Fall 07 Training Plan (3 pages, 29KB) Marathon County training plan compiled by Jean Berger.
- Marathon County Spring 08 Training Plan (4 pages, 31KB) Marathon County training plan is to develop four (4) more 4-H curriculum kits to use in after school programs. Funds will also be used to send after school staff and partners to the Wisconsin Afterschool Association Conference with the intent of having them come back and teach mini-conferences to the frontline after school staff .
- Oneida County Fall 07 Training Plan (3 pages, 35KB) Oneida County Training plan compiled by Jim Winkler and Robin Mainhardt.
- Oneida County Spring 08 Training Plan (3 pages, 32KB) Oneida County will provide training to afterschool partners so they can increase skills in curriculum planning and how to work with children with difficult behaviors. Oneida county will also help afterschool partners by purchasing curriculum that can be used at various programs.
- Oneida County 2009 Training Plan (3 pages, 27KB) Oneida County training plan compiled by Jim Winkler.
- Outagamie County Fall 06 Proposal (3 pages, 60KB) $1,000 to Ellen Andrews, Outagamie County 4-H Youth & Family Program Coordinator will work with the Appleton School District to train afterschool staff on how to work with community volunteers. They will also train high school volunteers on effective tutoring strategies and how to facilitate activities with younger kids. Contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Outagamie County Fall 07 Training Plan (3 pages, 79KB) Outagamie County Training plan compiled by Ellen Andrews.
- Outagamie County Success Story (1 page, 16KB) A Success Story on how joint training for Afterschool staff in Outagamie County ensured all afterschool programs are of high quality.
- Teaching Notes (2 pages, 24KB) Teaching notes for the Building Advocates & Partners for Afterschool Programs held on September 18, 2007 in Appleton.
- Staff Training handout (1 page, 24KB) Five questions for Building Advocates & Partners for Afterschool Programs.
- Afterschool Staff Training Evaluation (1 page, 67KB) Sample evaluation used at the Afterschool trainings.
- Outagamie County Spring 08 Training Plan (2 pages, 51KB) Outagamie County, in partnership with Appleton Area School District will continue to expand after school programs by reviewing and evaluating what has worked in the past. The training will include a refresher on "How to Successfully Work with Volunteers", which includes concepts like how to empower and equip youth and adult volunteers and help volunteers deal with behavior issues.
- Outagamie County 2009 Training Plan (2 pages, 175KB) Outagamie County training plan compiled by Heidi Dusek.
- Sawyer County Fall 06 Proposal (2 pages, 20KB) $900 to Lori Laberee, Sawyer County 4-H Youth Development Agent, who will work with the Winter 21st Century Learning Center. They will help afterschool staff and youth volunteers improve their ability to offer high quality care, education and developmental experiences for youth. Contact Lori at email@example.com
- Sheboygan County 2009 Training Plan (2 pages, 29KB) Sheboygan County's training plan compled by Sarah Tarjeson.
- Training Brochure (1 page, 82KB) Brochure announcing topics and dates of Sheboygan County's MetLife Afterschool trainings.
- Tools of the Trade - Session One (16 pages, 1,245KB) A training session on "The Power of Youth Workers, Blueprints for Youth Development and Age Appropriate Practices" from the Tools of the Trade CD.
- Tools of the Trade - Session Two (15 pages, 1,439KB) A training session on "Quality Indicators of Afterschool Programs; Youth Development Worker Competencies; Responding to Misbehavior; Prevention Tools" from the Tools of the Trade CD.
- Play with your Produce - Lesson One (2 pages, 21KB) Lesson plan to have students learn and try new produce.
- Play with your Produce - Lesson Two (2 pages, 24KB) Lesson plan to have students learn how various ethnic groups use produce differently and how to follow recipes to make a dish using produce.
- Produce for Kids in Sheboygan County (6:30 minutes, 9,511KB) Video presentation of Sheboygan County's Playing with your Produce.
- Waukesha County Fall 06 Proposal (2 pages, 19KB) $450 to Denise Retzleff, Interim Waukesha County 4-H Youth Development Educator to train Wisconsin Youth Company afterschool staff on the value of experiential learning and how to incorporate life skills into their activity plans. Contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ages and Stages & Guidance and Discpline Agenda (1page, 54KB) Agenda from the Ages and Stages & Guidance and Discipline training held on August 29, 2006.
- Waukesha Evaluation (1 page, 12KB) A sample evaluation from the "Ages and Stages & Guidance and Discipline" workshop.
- Guiding Growth: Training Staff for Working Youth in After-School Programs (80 pages, 1801KB) A resource guide from the National 4-H Afterschool website.
- Adaptation from "Positive Discipline and Child Guidance" (5 pages, 33KB) This article was adapted from Ibtisam S. Barakat and Janet A. Clark from MU Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998. The article contains strategies to prevent misbehvior, reasons children misbehave, responding to misbehavior and nurturing a child.
- “Ways to Say Good for You,” (1 page, 87KB) is found on the Minnesota Extension 4-H website at: www.fourh.umn.edu/downloads/4HMG/toolkit.html. A long list of phrases to encourage youth.
- Essential Elements of Youth Development (4 pages, 69KB) An outline description of the four essential elements of Youth development.
- Winnebago County Spring 08 Training Plan (4 pages, 47KB) Winnebago County UWEX will work with after school partners to train afterschool staff , including volunteers, to develop skills to effectively carry out their roles. They will use the "AfterSchool Activities for Citizenship, Leadership and Service" curriculum to build civic/citizenship skills in the program participants.
- Winnebago County 2009 Training Plan (3 pages, 102KB) Winnebago County's training plan compiled by Dan Teuteberg, Rene L Mehlberg and Ellen Andrews.