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.
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.
There are two different opportunities for participants to attend this training.
- SNOW DATE (for March 1), Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Hardin County Extension and Outreach Office, 524 Lawler St, Iowa Falls
- Wednesdsay, March 5, 2014, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Growing in the Garden Training, Northwest AEA-Sioux City Office – Room D
Deadline to register is one week before the given training.
- Register to attend the Altoona Training by February 5
- Register to attend the Iowa Falls training by February 22
- Cost of the Training is $95 per person
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.
- On-Line Registration -- online payment with credit card (Note: on submission a comfirmation email will be sent showing all form information and payment)
- Paper Registration, writeable PDF -- mail-in payment of check or credit card information (Note: once opened you can "Save As" to your computer)
If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Registration Services, 515-294-6222.
Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Youth Development 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.