Provide engaging instruction tailored to students' needs, a part of out-of-school programs.

Effective instruction includes activities tailored to students' ability level and learning style. Additionally, engaging students in the learning process and sparking their interest can promote academic effort and achievement. Out-of-school programs can use formal and informal assessment results to determine students' learning needs and adapt academic instruction to include one-on-one tutoring or small group activities accordingly. Using real-world examples and linking instruction to students' interests and experiences is an effective way to spark students' interest in the subjects learned. Project-based, hands-on activities and cooperative learning are additional ways to engage students in the learning process. Professional development and coaching are critical to build staff capacity to effectively provide engaging and individualized instruction.

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Coaching Out-of-School Program Staff

Use this tool to support instructional coaching for out-of-school program staff. Related Media: Coaching for Capacity Building (Video) State Support for Locally Based Out-of-School...

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05/23/2014
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Tutor Self-Reflection: Tailoring Instruction to Students' Needs

Tutors may use this tool throughout the year to reflect on current practice and identify areas for improvement.

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05/23/2014
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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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