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Essential elements of cross-age teaching

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Discover the benefits of having teens as teachers. Learn the essential elements needed to create an impactful learning environment for the teens, their younger peers and the adult liaison. 

Who should attend

Managers and direct service providers.

You will

  • Become familiar with cross-age teaching basics. Examine necessary elements of effective cross-age teaching programs.
  • Identify teen teachers' roles within their organization. Develop role descriptions and expectations.
  • Explore logistical and organizational considerations for programmatic execution, including recruitment, training, reflecting and evaluating.
  • Review curriculum examples suitable for teen teacher implementation.

Available by contract

  • $750 for 3 hours or less
  • $1500 for 4-6 hours

Contact: cyd@umn.edu or 612-624-1999

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