Providing children with high-quality learning opportunities beyond the regular school day can promote academic achievement, bridge the gap between high- and low-achieving students. To ensure that children have access to services and programs that effectively increase their learning time, schools and districts should work to align instruction between the regular school day and additional academic activities, maximize student participation and attendance by addressing common barriers, organize instruction to engage and meet the needs of students, evaluate programs in an ongoing improvement process, and structure time for a longer school day, week, or year.

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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Professional Development Resources Inventory

Use this tool for planning resources to support ongoing professional development to increased learning time staff.

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05/23/2014
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Learning Together: Engaging Students Academically During Out-of-School Time

Use this workshop outline to provide training about strategies for engaging students academically in out-of-school programs. Related Media and Files: Structuring Out-of-School Time to...

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05/23/2014
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Curriculum and Instruction Self-Reflection Form

School and district administrators can use this tool to work with program providers to support self-reflection about current practices and areas for improvement.

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05/23/2014
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Aligning After-School Programs With the School Community

This document includes a quiz and tips for integrating after-school programs into the school community. View Not Just More of the Same: Engaging Students in After-School Learning Opportunities to...

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05/23/2014
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Coaching Session Template

This template helps program leaders organize coaching sessions with individual staff members. The school district provides guidance to after-school directors about building after-school program...

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05/23/2014
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Teacher Monthly Activity Plan

This teacher monthly activity plan allows after-school program instructors to design a program curriculum using specified goals and outcomes. This form provides a way for program managers and...

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05/23/2014
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Monthly Site Report

See how one program structures its reporting activities. On a monthly basis, the program reports information on activities, interventions, and events that took place during that month. Components...

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05/23/2014
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Guest Speaker Summary Information Form

One after-school program provides an opportunity to bring expertise and knowledge from the community into the school by inviting guest speakers and coordinating workshops. This form provides a...

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05/23/2014
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After-School Weekly Schedule

Use various tools included in this spreadsheet to observe how one after-school program structures its scheduling, pay, and curricula. The program designs its scheduling based on how many students...

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05/23/2014
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Teacher Observation Report

The observation report is designed to aid the lead teacher in observing after-school teachers for program improvement purposes. In this report, the lead teacher is asked to describe the activity...

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05/23/2014
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Professional Development for English Language Development Strategies

This document describes a professional development workshop designed to help after-school teachers think about the English language development strategies they use with their students. To learn...

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05/23/2014
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Coaching for Capacity Building

Coaching for Capacity Building

Watch an interview with an Instructional Reform Facilitator and literacy coach who provides literacy coaching to after-school instructors. To see an example of a professional development workshop,...

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05/23/2014
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