Well-being Wednesday Conversations
Family Friday Webinar Series
The Power to Create Something From Nothing: An activity focused on creativity and resourcefulness | July 10, 10:00-11:00AM
In this activity-based workshop, explore new ways to teach children to use what they have around them to make all sorts of things... even the clothes on their backs! Presented by Linda Niehm, Professor, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; and Lauren Niehm, Senior in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Make Reading With Your Children Count Twice! Reading activities that reinforce values | July 17, 10:00-11:00AM
Identifying key values before and after you read a story and imprinting them in your children's minds by doing physical activities that reinforce those values. Presented by Karen Kerns; ISU Entrepreneur in Residence
Your Next Adventure? Raising Global Citizens! | July 24, 10:00-11:00AM
"In 2050, when 9.6 billion people are sharing the planet . . . [they] will use technology in new ways, and cultures will be interconnected like never before,” states the very first page of the ISU 2017-2022 Strategic Plan. In line with this statement, the panel “Your Next Adventure? Raising Global Citizens!” seeks to answer the questions “what does it mean to live in a globalized world?” and “how can we help children become culturally literate and culturally aware citizens on both local and global levels?” Contemporary contacts between cultures tend to be framed through narratives of trade, travel, immigration, technology, or cuisine. While all these aspects matter, living in a globalized world also means that cultures and humans interact, connect, and influence each other. Therefore, education and access to diverse, expansive resources also play an essential role in shaping a sense of global, responsible, and culturally aware citizenship. The session offers strategies and resources to foster interest in global cultures, diversity, and expansiveness in children ages 0-18 and will feature a diverse panel of seven ISU faculty members.