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 provides PD opportunities and materials that specifically address reading and/or writing, or PD opportunities and resources in the broader meaning of the word, such as digital literacy.
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This manual published by the National Afterschool Association provides a rationale for the benefits of engaging youth with digital literacy during the out-of-school time, delineates the competencies needed by afterschool professionals to effectively support
high-quality digital learning. In additional it provides recommendations and strategies for strengthening the capacity of afterschool professionals to increase access and effective use of digital learning.
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.