This section includes pieces from the OST field describing practices with children and youth. It includes guest blogs and v-logs (video logs), photo-essays and narratives by practitioners reflecting on lessons and learning in the area of instructional and program design that supports program quality in out-of-school time programs.
We accept submissions from practitioners in the OST field. For more information about submitting your work, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Drawing on the parable of geese flying in formation, this essay describes how professional development can instill the need for creating a welcoming and supportive culture in the afterschool context.
A heartfelt essay by a program manager about the critical need to provide children and youth with quality materials. Her position is the neglect to do so reflects a generate lack of regard for the needs of children and youth.