4-H Military Partnerships

E-Academy Professional Development Series

From NAE4-HA Newsletter – February 10, 2016

Learning is an essential function and outcome of 4-H youth development experiences. I am excited to announce that the 2016 E-Academy professional development series will focus on learning. The Role of Learning in Positive Youth Development will be a 10 session online professional development series taking place from March 30 April 27, 2016.
The e-academy is free and requires pre-registration. Registration is:

More information about the sessions will be added as it becomes available.

Please promote this opportunity to all of the target audiences listed below.


This e-academy will be an in-depth, targeted online professional development series designed for 4-H and other youth development professionals. The focus will be on intentional learning experiences in youth development settings. Tied together, the sessions will address the what, why and how of learning.


  1. Participants will understand the key theories of intentional learning experiences in non formal youth development programs.
  2. Participants will become aware of best practices related to planning, implementing and evaluating learning experiences.

Target Audience

  • Field level 4-H youth development professionals
  • State level 4-H youth development professionals
  • Youth development professionals from partner organizations
  • Format
  • 10 one hour live Interactive webinar style presentations spread over several weeks
  • Poster sessions (pre-recorded 3-8 minutes videos, narrated presentations, etc.) that highlight best practices in learning in practice, evaluation results, impacts from people in the field

2016 E-Academy Sessions (all times eastern)
March 30 12pm
#1 The Role of Learning in Positive Youth Development: An Introduction
March 30 2pm
#2 Planning and assessing the learning experience
April 5 12pm
#3 Creating a learning environment
April 5 2pm
#4 Meeting learners where they are
April 20 12pm
#5 From learning to skill development
April 20 2pm
#6 The what, why and how of experiential learning and related learning delivery models
April 25 12pm
#7 Preparing and training learning facilitators (volunteers and staff)
April 25 2pm
#8 Reaching new audiences with relevant learning experiences
April 27 12pm
#9 How does learning fit into the overall PYD program model?
April 27 2pm
#10 The Role of Learning in PYD: Implementation and Conclusion

The 2016 E-Academy is brought to you by 4-H National Headquarters in partnership with National 4-H Council and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.