Two Peer Review Forms are available for curriculum: one for Lesson Plans and one for Resources. Curriculum Lesson Plans includes both single lesson submissions (one individual activity) and a series of lessons (multiple activities linked together by scope and sequence). Single lessons should be reviewed by at least one trained peer reviewer. A series of lessons should be reviewed by a minimum of three trained peer reviewers. Curriculum Resources may include books, fact sheets, handouts, pamphlets, posters, video, and other educational materials for 4-H youth, volunteers, and/or professionals. Resources should be reviewed by at least one trained peer reviewer. It is recommended that these standardized checklists be used by states when reviewing Curriculum. States can use the downloadable PDF Peer Review Forms to conduct their own reviews. In this situation, states are responsible for tracking their own review results and ensuring that competent peer reviewers are used. All curriculum is expected to be reviewed (on either the state or national level) before the curriculum is uploaded into the National 4-H Directory of Materials. All 4-H Curriculum must be created by or in partnership with youth development Extension staff at a Land Grant Institution in order for the 4-H Name and Emblem to be used. Review the Third Party Vendor Curriculum Fact Sheet for complete partnership details. To become a 4-H Curriculum Peer Reviewer you will need to understand position, successfully complete the web-based training, and have your application and reference letter accepted.
We are expecting to have several new curricula released next year so we are in need of dozens of reviewers.
Register and log-in here.Then launch the “Peer Reviewer Training” course material.Upon completing the course you will be given the link to apply to become a peer reviewer.Whether or not you apply, this is a great way to learn more about the curriculum development and review process.
Don’t miss out on this great professional development opportunity!
Questions about the 4-H curriculum development process and/or the peer preview process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H Curriculum is defined as the sum total of all intentional learning experiences.
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