Teens as Teachers
February 25-27, 2022 at Camp Tecumseh - Brookston, IN
Teens as Teachers is an opportunity for teams of 3-5 youth and one adult mentor to learn how to be teachers and subject matter experts of a topic of their choice, and are empowered to deliver programming to their community. This training is for youth in grades 8-11. In addition to studying the subject matter of their choice, youth will learn fundamentals of hands-on learning, ages and stages of youth development, public speaking, and lesson planning.
Program will begin with registration at 6:30 on Friday, February 25th and will conclude at noon on Sunday, February 27th.
Teams will register through their county 4-H Educator. Educators will register teams through 4-H Online.
Registration fee for the Teens as Teachers program is $85 for youth; $50 for adult mentors.
Registration deadline is February 11, 2022.
Six different subject areas are available for teams to choose from in 2022. A description of each is below.
The Animal Science Teens as Teachers track will help 4-H youth learn more about animal science through hands on activities. This session will prepare youth for the excitement of facilitating activities to their peers and other community groups. Lessons will encompass well-rounded activities made for various locations, ages and audiences. Topics will include: biosecurity, animal husbandry, meat science/products, nutrition, careers, animal systems and more!
Online Game Design for Teens as Teachers takes you through the Google CS First game design curriculum, focusing on how to teach important concepts in coding and talking through game design concepts in a way that is easy to teach to young people. In addition, we will touch on how to transfer the concepts you are learning in block-based code to text-based code.
The Health and Wellness Teens as Teachers track will help 4-H youth learn more about social/emotional wellness through hands-on activities. The session will prepare youth to provide interactive lessons to younger youth and others in their communities. Lessons will include activities made for various locations, ages, and audiences and will focus on the basic skills needed to present fun social/emotional wellness lessons including: stress reduction, mindfulness, breathing techniques, and more!
- 4-H At Home AllState Learn How to Stress Less
- 4-H At Home AllState Learning the Power of Mindfulness
- Building Resilience 4-H Health Living Activity Guide
- Copecakes Coping Skills Worksheets
- Coping Skills Positive Self Talk
- Coping Skills Self Talk Worksheet
- Coping Skills Toolkits
- Creating a Coping Furtune Teller
- Daily Intentions 4-H Healthy Living Activity Guide
- GEM Wellness Wheel FINAL
- GEM Wellness Wheel Instructions and Dimensions
- Goal Setting Sandwich Cut Outs
- Goal Setting Sandwich Instructions
- Inside Outside Circles
- Meditation in a Bottle - How to Make Glitter Jars with Corn Syrup
- Mindfulness and Deep Breathing Lesson
- Positive Self Talk Flower Lesson and Craft
- Push Pull Self Talk Lesson
- Superhero Boy Template
- Superhero Girl Template
- Superhero Shadow Self Positive Self Talk Exercise
- Vision Boards - Create Your Own Vision Board
- What's Your Personality?
- When I Feel Worried
Have an interest in engineering design concepts and how they apply to space travel? Form a team and join us to learn all about how NASA astronauts complete tasks through curriculum designed from the National 4-H STEM Challenge and Indiana Educators.
Up to 12 youth (3 teams) will be eligible to travel to Kennedy Space Station, Florida. This excursion will happen this July 11 - 16th. This will be a completely free trip due to a generous grant received by the ISS National Laboratory.
Resources included in this track will enable teens to effectively lead community-based activities designed to help their peers develop leadership life skills, leading to enhanced workforce development skills.
The Ag Innovator Experience track will drive youth awareness and interest in agriculture innovation and careers. You will gain knowledge and tools to provide an exciting, hands-on Escape Room activity for younger youth. Lessons include activities made for various locations, ages, and audiences focused on how ag innovation is making systems-based solutions possible for farmers, allowing them to overcome unpredictable challenges to provide for a more resilient global food system. The ag-based activity incorporates STEM skills, teamwork, communication, and workforce development.