Announcing the release of A Practitioner's Guide: Building and Managing Quality Afterschool Programs
Leaders of afterschool and expanded learning programs know well the many challenges involved in managing, organizing, and operating a high-quality program. In addition to providing engaging activities that boost students’ academic performance, afterschool leaders must oversee daily operations, support their staff, and sustain strong relationships with stakeholders. An upcoming publication from SEDL’s National Center for Quality Afterschool, A Practitioner’s Guide: Building and Managing Quality Afterschool Programs
, explores the practices that can help afterschool leaders cover it all—great programming, terrific staff, positive relationships—and provides plenty of resources to lead and sustain successful afterschool programs.
Produced with the support of the C.S. Mott Foundation, the guide shares the insights gained from a 5-year research study of successful afterschool programs. Practices are examined in four areas: program organization, academic programming, supportive relationships in afterschool, and achieving program outcomes. The guide also provides tools to help readers reflect on their own practices and create a plan for improving them.
The free guide will be available in January 2010. Register online to be notified when the Guide is available. If you would like to learn more about SEDL's afterschool professional development services, contact SEDL at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-476-6861.
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