Language Learning: Professional Development

Professional DevelopmentThis section includes professional development opportunities for those in Out-of-School Time (OST) who work with children and youth.

It includes a webinar series, Expresso Learning, which are short 15 minute webinars developed in collaboration with the National Afterschool Association. The webinars cover approaches to engaging youth in language and literacy which have been used by practitioners in the field.


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Working with English Learners

Expanding Opportunities for English Learners: Aligning School and Out-of-School Time

This presentation focuses on improving afterschool leaders' interactions with English learners.

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Building Community and English Language Skills in OST

Building Community and English Language Skills in Out-of-School Time

This 15 minute webinar presented by a practitioner from the San Benito School District afterschool program, discusses how community building activities can be a good vehicle for low-stress and low-stakes language learning for EL students.

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Cooking Up English Language Learning in Out-of-School Time

Cooking Up English Language Learning in Out-of-School Time

This 15 minute webinar presented by a practitioner from the nonprofit OurBridge, presents how cooking, and baking cookies in particular, can be a good vehicle for English learning in a low-stress, low-stakes environment.

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A Guide to Using the Afterschool Training Toolkit for Professional Development

This guide provides afterschool program leaders with practical suggestions for engaging staff members in professional development.

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