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This 15 minute webinar presented by a practitioner from Queens Community House, discusses how sports debates can be a vehicle to engage children’s passion in sports as well enhance their writing, research and social and emotional competencies.
In this 15 minute webinar, a practitioner from the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services discusses how to engage youth in an art technique called the “scribble chase” to generate images, engage in collaboration and discussion as well as writing.
This guide has been developed to complement the literacy section of the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning’s online Afterschool Training Toolkit.
The National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning developed professional development guides for four content areas of the toolkit: literacy, math, technology, and the arts. Program directors, site coordinators, and others… read more →
From math and science to literacy and the arts, this toolkit has everything you need to engage students in fun afterschool activities while extending content knowledge across the curriculum. Each subject area is filled with standards-based multi-media resources including: research-based practices, sample lessons, interactive activities, and video segments taken from afterschool programs across the country. Whether you’re an experienced afterschool program director or a new volunteer, you will find a range of user-friendly practices and sample lessons, the research that tells you what works, specific how-to instructions, and outcomes to look for.
The Walking Classroom Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and education of all students. The Walking Classroom program is an in-school obesity intervention that promotes health literacy and develops and supports lifelong fitness habits for all students while addressing different learning styles. The method combines standards-aligned academic content and exercise during the regular school day.
Using WalkKits pre-loaded with a year’s worth of standards-aligned audio content, students walk, listen and learn.
The Walking Classroom actively seeks corporate and foundation support so that after school facilitators can get The Walking Classroom for free. After school facilitators interested in implementing The Walking Classroom but who are unable to fund a class set, apply for a donated set here.
Literacy is fundamental to one’s learning, growing and comprehension of the world. Yet, when looking at students’ reading test scores as an indicator of U.S. students’ aptitude in literacy, more than 6 in 10 students at the elementary, middle and high school levels are less than proficient in reading.
Afterschool programs hold infinite potential to provide the additional supports necessary to ensure that students are equipped with the literacy skills they need in school, in careers and in life. Hear from three afterschool programs that are providing integral literacy supports to their students by building on their students’ school-day lessons and finding engaging, fun and innovative activities to inspire their students and place them on the road to become lifelong learners.
Explore curriculum developed by Citizen Schools apprentices, covering topics such as: Science & Technology, Media & Journalism, Food & Health, Arts & Culture, Community Service, and more.
The goal of the Literacy Strategies After School: A Teaching and Learning Strategies Guide is to support after school program managers and staff working with children in grades 1-6 to provide meaningful literacy-related activities that are in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the area of English Language Arts (ELA). It offers a set of teaching and learning strategies, and lesson suggestions related to (1) Reading: Literature; (2) Reading: Informational Text; (3) Foundational Skills for Reading; (4) Writing; (5) Speaking and Listening; and (6) Language.