INTEL TEACH: The Intel® Teach Program provides professional development, helping teachers/program facilitators to integrate technology into their lessons and promoting students' problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills. While this free resource is geared toward classroom teachers the concepts are easily transferrable to the afterschool setting. (http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/programs/elements.htm)
Collaboration in the Digital Classroom: See collaboration in action through classroom examples, use a Collaboration Framework for planning digital collaboration activities, explore many online collaborative tools, and understand how to support and manage ethical, safe, and legal online collaboration. http://www.intel.com/education/video/collaborate/content.htm
Project-Based Approaches : Using specific classroom scenarios, explore characteristics and benefits of Project-Based Learning (PBL). See examples of projects, learn the steps to planning a project, understand how to asses projects, and develop critical skills for managing and implementing projects. http://www.intel.com/education/video/pbl/content.htm
Designing effective projects: Planning Effective Project
Webinar on Project-Based Learning: Join ISTE author Jane Krauss and explore the benefits of PBL for engaging students in 21st Century learning. http://engageteachers.connectpro.acrobat.com/p32153918/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal
Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms : Take an in-depth look at assessment that meets the needs of 21st century learners. See how assessment strategies can benefit your teaching practices and students’ learning. Learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. http://www.intel.com/education/video/assess/content.htm
National Afterschool Association
NAA Afterschool Trainer Quality System: Six Steps to a Quality Trainer
Afterschool Code of Ethics
Out-of-School Time Resource Center
The Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) Survey Toolkit is a compilation of resources and research-based surveys to evaluate out-of-school time (OST) professional development (PD) workshops and conferences. In addition to providing resources to create surveys, the Toolkit contains research-based surveys designed, tested, and used by the OSTRC. The surveys may be either customized in collaboration with the OSTRC, or used as is, to evaluate OST professional development workshops and conferences.
Connecticut Afterschool Network
Staff Meeting Starters –The Connecticut After School Network wants to make your life a whole lot easier with a new series of professional development training modules that you can personally utilize in your in-house staff meetings.
Each module has everything you will need to conduct a professional staff meeting with engaging topics and hands-on resources!
Each Kit Includes:
SEDL National Center For Quality Afterschool: Afterschool Training Tool Kit
Use these researched-based practices, sample lessons, video examples and resources to support academic enrichment in afterschool.
The After School Corporation (TASC): The tool kit is designed as a resource for after-school program managers to assist them in program staff development and evaluation. It contains resources to assist in program planning and improvement. Contributed by: Policy Studies Associates, Published by: The After-School Corporation
NM State Licensed Childcare