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