CLL 2014 Spring Training
Connecting Learning & Living (CLL) programs provide applicable garden-based, nutritional, environmental and agricultural education to youth Kindergarten through 6th grade, through hands-on lessons and activities that connect learning in classrooms and after-school programs.
Training Date -- CHANGED
- Monday, April 14, 2014 (was March 27)
Deadline to register is one week before the given training.
You will have the opportunity to purchase all Connecting Learning & Living Curriculum (see list HERE) on the registration form. Curricula purchase is optional. If you choose to purchase any curriculum (listed on both registrations), you will receive it the day of your training.
If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Registration Services, 515-294-6222.
Participants will experience and receive several CLL lesson plans. To see a sample lesson, click HERE. You will also develop an understanding of the scope and sequence of lessons in the three curricula. To see a sample of scope and sequence, click HERE.
The training helps you become familiar with using the lessons and evaluating outputs and outcomes. It also provides an opportunity to network with other educators, specialists, and interested partners.
Who Should Attend
This training is for teachers, home school, afterschool, 4-H, Youth Group Leaders, Community Garden Organizers, Day Camp Coordinators, Master Gardeners, and others interested in helping youth learn and grow.
Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Youth Development 4-H Youth Program Specialists:
- 4-H Clubs
- 4-H Clover Kids
- 4-H Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM)
- Connecting Learning & Living Programs
- Iowa 4-H Afterschool
- Iowa 4-H Camping
- Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach
- Service Learning
Iowa 4-H Youth Development Connection Learning Living curricula includes:
- Growing in the Garden: Elementary Curriculum (K-3)
- Growing in the Garden: Local Foods and Healthy Living (K-4)
- Where We Live series: History of the Land, Weaving the Food Web, Living with the Land (4-6)
In a 2010-2012 survey of 500 responses, classroom teachers and out-of-school educators reported positive outcomes after implementing the lessons and activities they learned through the CLL program.