After-School/Out-of-School Opportunities

Many schools provide after-school, before-school, or summer options for academic, enhancement, and enrichment during which students benefit from tutoring, credit recovery, and support. These options are often high-interest options of learning and discovery for students and fill the “gap time” during which much learning can be lost. Such experiences are especially important for at-risk students because the time is filled with constructive and engaging activities and/or needed academic support.

Learning Objectives
The learner will explain how availability and quality of after-school/out-of-school opportunities can impact graduation rates.

The learner will provide examples of at least 10 kinds of after-school/out-of-school opportunities.

The learner will differentiate between effective and ineffective characteristics of after-school/out-of-school opportunities.

The learner will utilize the components of effective after-school/out-of-school programs to analyze an existing model program.

The learner will consider the needs within his/her own community and develop a high-quality after-school/out-of-school program to address them.

The learner will explain how an effective after-school/out-of-school program can include principal elements from K-12 curriculum (STEM, college and career readiness, literacy, social-emotional skills) as part of their programming.

The learner will identify possible funding sources utilized by after-school/out-of-school programs.

Instructed By: Dr. Sandy Addis

Est. Time: 02:45 hrs

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