Guiding Concepts to Improve Educational Programs for Adult Learners

A Virtual Training Series on Zoom
Attend Either or Both
Part I: Tuesday, April 6, 10-11 AM
Part II: Wednesday, April 14, 1-3 PM

Seth Wilner considers himself a practitioner of improving adult education and not a specialist. He has experimented with methods, tools and concepts of Adult Education and was able to observe impacts to his programs. He has shared his experiences and overview with Extension Educators and non-profit staff throughout the country. He says he learns new things each time.
Seth prefers interactive presentations where he presents concepts and provides time for participants to discuss or apply these to their own programs. This two-session series will be a modification of that approach.

In the first one-hour session, Seth will provide an overview of adult learning theories with some suggested applications of these. The second session will continue with additional theory and application suggestions but will have a greater focus on improving your programs through application of the concepts you will learn. This interactive session will include discussions about how you can implement learned principles in your programming with the help of Zoom’s breakout rooms.

These trainings are designed to be attended together in sequence, but participants can attend one or the other if needed. Seth’s intended outcomes for this series are for participants to increase their understanding of effective adult educational theories & methods and provide some suggested practices to augment your programs.

Seth works for the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension as a regional field specialist in farm management. He took interest in adult education after trying hard to build skills in his educational programs, yet watching people tune out or get distracted. He noticed it wasn’t just him! His search took him to Dr. Sandy Bell, Janet McAllister, Dr. Ann Spencer, Dr. Chuck Bagley and a host of other adult education specialists and he has incorporated their insights into his trainings.

Please come to these sessions with a program in mind to apply the concepts that you learn.
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For more information, contact Jason Challandes at or (302) 388-2241

Cooperative Education in Agriculture, Youth Development, and Home Economics. Delaware State University, University of Delaware and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating, Dr. Dyremple B. Marsh, Dean and Administrator. It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

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