Parenting Education Opportunities through Digital Media

Worksite Location
Schuyler County
Project Dates
June 15 - August 5
Faculty Sponsor
Kim Kopko, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Other Campus-Based Mentors/Supervisors
Julia Chapman
Field Mentors/Supervisors
Melissa Schroeder, Paula Goodrich, Shawn Tubridy, Melinda Brewster
Project Summary and Intended Outcomes

This project will expand parenting education opportunities for families through a series of community meetings that identify flexible options in offering parenting education as a critical need for the community. As a result of this project, CCE Schuyler County parenting educators will understand, from parents and professionals, ways to incorporate flexibility into parenting education offerings.

Outcomes include the creation of online resources and a podcast series of parenting curricula for parents and caregivers on topics from early childhood through adolescence.

Roles and Responsibilities

The student intern will have experience with the technical aspects of creating podcasts (with content assistance from CCE parent education staff) and possess a creative communication style to bring parenting education content to this venue. In addition, the intern will research current podcasts available to families related to parenting education and provide recommendations as to where CCE can fill any gaps.

Qualifications and Previous Coursework

Prior experience in human development coursework is helpful along with marketing, communication and the creation of educational materials in a digital format. The student is expected to be highly motivated, possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to work independently with minimal direct supervision. He/she must appreciate, understand, and adhere to strict confidentiality protocols. Knowledge of parenting education and marketing practices is necessary.

Benefits and Skills

Organizing and creating a series of parenting education podcasts that can be used to help strengthen parenting education skills for our larger community.

Reviewing parenting topics, articles and curriculum and interviewing staff for podcast materials.

Assisting in the development of content for podcasts and the organizational skills needed to put together a podcast.

Posting developed conrent online for paents and professionals to access.

Understanding the connection between academic research, curricula development, and implementation and utilization in the field - especially as used for online education and/or marketing.