SEDL Ships Free Resources to 21st CCLCs
SEDL is helping more than 10,000 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) afterschool sites meet their professional development needs with a new set of instructor's and professional development guides. These resources were created with the support of the U.S. Department of Education as part of the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning project to supplement the online Afterschool Training Toolkit and are being distributed free of charge to 21st CCLC programs.
Used with the award-winning online Afterschool Training Toolkit, these new guides give afterschool professionals the resources they need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching activities that engage students, extend their knowledge in new ways, and support academic achievement. Also included is the third edition of SEDL's popular Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs, which includes information about resources related to developing afterschool programs and activities and organizing, managing, and sustaining afterschool programs.
Afterschool practitioners who have received the resources are responding with great enthusiasm. "They look wonderful. I'm really excited to dig in and start using them," said one program director from Chicago. "They look like a tremendous resource for our work," said another director.
A limited number of these print materials are available to afterschool programs that are not 21st CCLCs or to those 21st CCLC programs that would like additional copies. They may be ordered by visiting SEDL's Web site. There is no charge for the materials, but a shipping and handling fee is required.
SEDL is available to assist afterschool professionals in using these materials and learning how to implement them in their afterschool programs. Please contact Joe Parker at 800-476-6861 to learn more about how SEDL can help in your professional development efforts.
"They look like a tremendous resource for our work."