Afterschool Instructor's Guides and Professional Development Guides Now Available from SEDL

October 24, 2008
Austin, Texas

Contact:
Laura Shankland
Communications Associate
Phone: 512-391-6556
Email: laura.shankland@sedl.org

SEDL’s  National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning 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.

“Since the Afterschool Training Toolkit was made available in 2005, afterschool program directors and instructors have been asking us for training books and supplemental materials in print  to use with our excellent online resources,” says SEDL program manager Catherine Jordan. “We are pleased to be able to meet this demand from the field.”

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.

A limited number of these print materials are available to afterschool programs that are not part of the 21st CCLC program or to those 21st CCLC programs that would like additional copies. You may order the materials by visiting SEDL's afterschool site. There is no charge for the materials but a shipping and handling fee is required, based on the number of copies ordered. Also, SEDL is available to assist afterschool professionals in using these materials and learning how to implement them their afterschool programs. Please contact Joe Parker at 800-476-6861 to learn more about how SEDL can help in your professional development efforts.

Instructors Guides
  • Technology in Afterschool: An Instructor’s Guide to the Afterschool Training Toolkit
  • Arts in Afterschool: An Instructor’s Guide to the Afterschool Training Toolkit
  • Literacy in Afterschool: An Instructor’s Guide to the Afterschool Training Toolkit
  • Literacy in Afterschool: A Guide to Read Alouds With the Afterschool Training Toolkit
  • Math in Afterschool: An Instructor’s Guide to the Afterschool Training Toolkit
  • Science in Afterschool: An Instructor’s Guide to the Afterschool Training Toolkit
  • Homework in Afterschool: An Instructor’s Guide to the Afterschool Training Toolkit

Professional Development Guides
  • Technology in Afterschool: A Guide to Using the Afterschool Training Toolkit for Professional Development
  • Arts in Afterschool: A Guide to Using the Afterschool Training Toolkit for Professional Development
  • Literacy in Afterschool: A Guide to Using the Afterschool Training Toolkit for Professional Development
  • Math in Afterschool: A Guide to Using the Afterschool Training Toolkit for Professional Development
Additional Resource
  • A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs, 3rd ed.

About the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning
The National Partnership for  Quality Afterschool Learning was the recently completed 5 year project  supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Partners  in the National Partnership included SEDL, CRESST, Learning Point Associates, McREL, NWREL, SERVE, and WGBH.


About SEDL
SEDL (formerly Southwest Educational Development Laboratory) is a nonprofit corporation based in Austin, Texas. SEDL is dedicated to solving significant education problems and improving teaching and learning through research, research-based resources, and professional development. For more information about SEDL, visit http://www.sedl.org/about/.