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Summer Starts in September

Developed by the National Summer Learning Association, this sample toolkit  provides a framework for developing or building upon a high quality summer program, drawing from research-based promising practices in the field.
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Key Principles of Developing an Afterschool Curriculum

Provided by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, this handout provides some key principles that provide a framework for an afterschool curriculum, such as providing a variety of activities and environmental and staffing considerations.
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Project Rubric

Project Rubric Example

A rubric that can be used by staff or administrators to determine the quality of projects developed for OST programs.  This includes criteria such as whether students learned new skills, and how well they were engaged in collaboration.

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Project-Based Learning Diagram

Project-Based Learning Diagram

A handout that can be used to help staff in OST programs to visually understand the stages of designing and delivering projects.
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What Kinds of Activities Should My Program Include

What Kinds of Activities Should My Program Include?

Created by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time for WNET/Education, this handout describes the types of activities that are appropriate for OST programs, including project-based and thematic approaches to curriculum.

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