This section includes professional development training guides as well as online, interactive professional development opportunities for those in Out-of-School Time (OST) who work with children and youth.
It includes a new webinar series 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.
In addition, the section hosts Google hangouts with researchers, policy makers, funders and practitioners on critical issues in OST, which are now available to the community through the Youth Today YouTube Channel.
Finally, there will be opportunities to take courses and other long-term professional development opportunities that may lead to credentialing or college credit.
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This guide has been developed to complement the literacy section of the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning’s online Afterschool Training Toolkit.
In this 15 minute webinar, a practitioner from the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services discusses how to engage youth in an art technique called the "scribble chase" to generate images, engage in collaboration and discussion as well as writing.
This 15 minute webinar presented by a practitioner from Queens Community House, discusses how sports debates can be a vehicle to engage children's passion in sports as well enhance their writing, research and social and emotional competencies.