Out-of-school time programs have the unique opportunity to implement activities into the program that are both fun for youth and incorporate elements of academics to strengthen their learning of content from the school day. Through these training modules, participants will learn strategies to design high quality learning opportunities for youth as well as receive hands-on activities they can facilitate with their youth
Quality out-of-school time programs are reliant on two key ingredients: quality programming with specific outcomes and highly qualified staff who are well-trained and actively engaged in the process of creating quality programs. These modules are designed to give staff the knowledge and tools to plan balanced and integrated programs, help children and youth make meaning out of what they are participating in and layer learning with opportunities for participants to reflect on what they have learned.
Knowledge of the content in the curriculum frameworks and the academic content standards being used in schools helps staff plan appropriately to provide related academic opportunities and support school day learning. These modules focus on providing activities and opportunities for intentional learning, which can enhance in a fun way the concepts and skills in the frameworks that the children and youth learn during the school day.
Older youth are learning to become more independent and are looking for opportunities to experience their autonomy. This module is designed to give staff the knowledge and tools to effectively offer older youth engaging, enriching, relevant, and developmentally appropriate opportunities
Participants will learn about the research behind language development, and will gain an understanding of research-based strategies to support English language development and provide academic support to ELs.
*English Learner modules are 4 hours and are available in a one-year package that includes all materials, coaching and technical assistance. Call to schedule.
Energenius® Out of School Time Program training modules were created through a partnership between PG&E and CalSAC. It is designed to engage children and youth to think about how they use energy, how energy is measured, paid for, and ways to save energy.
NPASS (National Partnership for Afterschool Science) trains out-of-school time staff to lead high quality hands-on STEM projects with youth. No science background is required, just the courage and patience to learn new skills! NPASS Institutes and workshops combine principles of youth development with best practices for hands-on learning to create exciting science and engineering experiences for students.
Science Action Club (SAC) is a comprehensive science and nature learning experience designed for middle school youth in out-of-school time. Youth in SAC explore the environment, contribute to real scientific research through citizen science projects, and develop essential scientific process skills that empower them to successfully study and sustain the natural world.