The National Center for Quality Afterschool

Helping local practitioners and state education agencies develop high-quality and balanced programs

About the Center

Training Services

Staff Professional Development Sessions: Academic Enrichment

Embedding Academic Content into Afterschool Programs

This session provides an overview of infusing academic content into afterschool enrichment activities. It actively involves participants in structured activities on how to embed academics into their own afterschool program. (Three hours)

Making the Transition to Academic Enrichment

This presentation relates the experiences of a former elementary school principal in connecting an afterschool language program to the school day, how student achievement improved, and how this experience compares with findings from the work of the National Center for Quality Afterschool project.

Coaching Your Staff to Success Using the Afterschool Training Toolkit

The National Center for Quality Afterschool is developing a toolkit to help afterschool programs build their capacity to provide rich academic content through engaging and challenging activities. Interim tools in the areas of literacy and mathematics are now online. Additional tools for science, the arts, technology, and homework help will be available in the coming year. This session discusses the purpose of the toolkit and gives participants suggestions on how to use the literacy and mathematics components. In addition to learning and sharing ideas for how to use the material to academically enrich program activities, participants will learn how they can use the toolkit to provide staff development. (Three hours)

Ready to Learn?

Contact us to discuss your professional development needs and how the Center can assist you.

Online Training for Afterschool Staff
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.