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Ohio State University Extension


Breakout 2

9:40 a.m., October 29, 2020, Breakout Session 2

SNAP-Ed Resilient: Models for Online Programs
Tanner Cooper-Risser and Deetra Huntington
Moderators: Carina Dickens and ShaLise Simmons

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 925 9493 9068
Password: 515731

This will be a workshop showcasing the different SNAP-Ed models of on-line learning that we piloted during the COVID-19 shift to teleworking. We will make this interactive by using Zoom's polling feature and Kahoot. Live on-line lessons, recorded lessons and hybrid model that included giveaways to participants will all be discussed. We will be sharing what worked, challenges and ways we would improve the classes. This was a multi-county collaboration which was made possible due to utilizing the virtual platforms. The lessons used multifaceted platforms including Zoom, Facebook, Kahoot and YouTube.

From Plant to Plate-Cross Programmatic Collaboration That Strengthens County Programming
Amy Stone and Patrice Powers-Barker
Moderators: Roseanne Scammahorn and Jared Morrison

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 959 2380 5880
Password: Strength

Working across program areas can benefit both colleagues, and ultimately the clientele being served. The general topic of produce, or fresh fruits and vegetables, crosses the program areas of Family Consumer Sciences and Agriculture and Natural Resources. It is that topic that can bring together colleagues to enhance county programming.

From soil health to seed starting, and food safety to healthy eating, the interest in growing and eating locally produced food is on the rise. While some are coming to Extension for this information, others need to be exposed and encouraged.

Learn how we have developed a common topic, and determined the outreach plan to accomplish our goals including website resources, social media posts, and educational opportunities including a call-in show, virtual programming and additional educational pieces. We have included both our community nutrition programs and 4-H Youth Development when appropriate and applicable. We have also strengthened county partnerships and working relationships with additional agencies and organization as a result of the breadth and depth of research-based information. Those partners include: Girl Scouts, Family and Community Centers, Sustainability Commission, and Schools.

We have literally and figuratively planted seeds in our county, while leveraging statewide programming efforts like the Ohio Victory Garden Project in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and OSU Extension earlier this year.

Can this packaging of cross programmatic efforts work for you? Learn more about our successes and challenges, and how you could incorporate or plug-in what has evolved as we have worked together in your own county with your own team.

FCS Resilient: Adapting, Changing, and Embracing Our Diversity
Laura Stanton
Moderator: Amanda Rysz

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 987 3772 8860
Password: 367981

2020 has been a historic year. This year has challenged us to reflect on issues related to inequality, social justice, racism, and oppression. We are looking for ways to be more accepting and understanding friends, colleagues, role models, educators, and neighbors.

While diversity, equity, and inclusion have always been important issues, 2020 has highlighted the need for us to be better at adapting, changing, and embracing our differences and the diversity in our lives.

In this interactive workshop, we will create a brave and inclusive space to talk about differences and diversity. We will explore these five important questions:

  1. What differences should we talk about?
  2. Why should we talk about differences?
  3. How should we talk about differences?
  4. When should we talk about differences?
  5. Who should talk about differences?

The conversation and answers to these questions will include social science research, social justice techniques, and an anti-bias educational framework. We will share and honor personal and professional experiences, as well as renew our commitment to the Principles of Community developed by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. We will talk about diversity in an inclusive and accepting way, acknowledging that we are all on this journey together, and we are all at different points on our journey.

At the end of this workshop, we will be better equipped to think about our differences and the differences around us. And together, we will gain new skills so we can embrace the diversity in our personal and professional lives.

Black Lives Matter to FCS
Jenny Lobb and Bobbilyn Kasson
Moderators: Amanda Woods and Alaina Niebauer

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 990 4480 2245
Password: 740412

In April, Columbus Public Health opened the Center for Public Health Innovation to recognize racism as a social determinant of health. The mission of the center is to reduce health disparities, increase life expectancy and improve quality of life for Columbus residents.

In May, Franklin County declared racism a public health crisis, in part to recognize the striking health disparities associated with COVID-19. In Franklin County, while Black residents make up 23% of the population, they are hospitalized at twice the rate of other demographic groups. Additionally, preliminary data suggests that Black residents with COVID-19 are dying at a disproportionately higher rate from the disease.

On June 1, following the killing of George Floyd and amid protests, street closings and a city-wide curfew, the City of Columbus joined Franklin County to declare racism a public health crisis.

What does all of this mean for FCS? As public health professionals, we cannot simply ignore the declared crisis in central Ohio and the undeclared crisis impacting the rest of the state. In this facilitate dialogue session, we will use the Just in Time Equity Dialogue Guides developed by the 4-H Program Leaders Working Group to explore questions such as Why the emphasis on Black Lives Matter? and is it racist to say all lives matter? Additionally, in the context of a brave space set up for group discussion and reflection, we will explore how and why to strive toward anti-racism in our work as FCS professionals.

Building Families Strengths by Supporting and Embracing Family Engagement in Our Changing World
Marie Economos, Heather Reister, Margret Jenkins and Lorrissa  Dunfee
Moderators: Margaret Jenkins and Amy Meehan

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 938 4016 0935
Password: 362588

Do you ever feel frustrated trying to get your families involved? It is hard trying to meet families were there at to adapting to a world of change with embracing hope for the future of their children.

This session will explore your individual biases and beliefs about families to help teachers/educators, child care and family providers in meeting the needs of today’s changing world and how to adapt and embrace families.

We will explore how these biases can impact your success in engaging families. Through conversation and interaction, participants will examine barriers that families experience and how to remove them for successful family engagement.

 Attendees will also explore funds of knowledge, identify strategies for effective communication and meetings, identify the social connections that families need from programs, and investigate elements. By ensuring families are receiving consistent communication, necessary supports for at-home learning and connections to key community partners, schools and districts can best support families’ unique needs of schools.

FCS Resilient: Adapt, Change, and Embrace

  • Examine and discuss strategies that increase family involvement.
  • Participants will examine their own beliefs and biases about families and articulate how their prejudices may create barriers in working with families.
  • Identify ways for programs to implement strategies to increase the capacity for family engagement.