Increased Learning Time

Explore resources designed to help educators provide access to programs that effectively increase learning time.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement.

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A Science-Based Literacy Curriculum

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This video describes how a science-based literacy curriculum was selected for one after-school program. This curriculum aligns with the science focus of the school. Students build vocabulary and...

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Not Just More of the Same: Engaging Students in After-School Learning Opportunities

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A school principal describes a partnership with an independent nonprofit organization for providing an after-school learning program. This program combines fun classes and structured academic...

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Skill Building in a Positive Learning Environment

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Watch an intervention specialist describe planning for effective instruction in an after-school program. The curriculum in this program focuses on individualized instruction to strengthen student...

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School Example

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Encouraging Participation Through Communication

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Parents describe communications with school staff about an after-school program. Having a point of contact during school and after-school hours increased their buy-in and participation in the...

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A Rewards System to Promote Attendance

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A school principal describes efforts to increase attendance in an after-school program by providing supports and incentives. Refer to the sample materials, Attendance Record Forms, Quarterly Parent...

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School Example

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Benchmark Madness

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Expanded learning time schools can offer special events and enrichment programs to reward students for spending extra time in the classroom during the school year, weekend, and summer. The...

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School Example

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Creating the School Structures That Support Alignment

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Learn how an elementary school principal coordinates alignment between the school day and their after-school program. The after-school program is seen as one of the school's improvement...

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School Example

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A Seamless Transition to After-School Learning Time

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Watch an interview with a principal about encouraging collaboration between classroom teachers and after-school instructors. Staff from both programs meet to share ideas about instruction and...

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School Example

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Second-Grade Units of Study for Reading Workshop

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An IES expert panel recommended that increased learning time be used to provide more individualized instruction. This reading and writing workshop lesson plan depends on individualized support to...

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Sample Material

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Steps for Recruiting, Interviewing, and Hiring After-School Staff

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These documents can be used to see the steps one school uses for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring staff for four different positions: (a) Director; (b) Group Leaders; (c) Assistant Group...

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Sample Material

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Expanded Learning Time Site Coordinator: Two Sample Job Descriptions

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Explore these two site coordinator job descriptions to understand the position's responsibilities in planning, organizing, and conducting activities that enable a longer school day or school year....

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Sample Material

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Expanded Learning Time Facilitator Job Description

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This document provides an example of a detailed job description for an expanded learning time program facilitator. Related Files: Jacob Hiatt Magnet School Description

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