NCASE Resource Library
For this report, the Chicago teen program, After School Matters, partnered with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to conduct surveys to understand three key topics as they relate to the unique circumstances of summer 2020: (1) teen experiences, (2) instructor experiences, and (3) program quality.
Online learning environments, like physical learning environments, provide opportunities for youth to learn, grow, and practice skills. In virtual learning spaces, educators must still plan program goals and a sequence of learning experiences, employ experiential education, build relationships, and promote positive youth development.
This webpage includes links to briefs that identify interventions and practices important in afterschool settings that serve children ages 6-12. These briefs emerged from a study based on a literature review and case studies of five afterschool programs serving disadvantaged youth with a focus on supporting social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health.
This issue brief identifies policy opportunities to strengthen school-age child care, based on findings drawn from a literature review, case studies of five afterschool programs, and inputs from experts in the field.
This webinar series explores how insights from the science of learning and development can help advance anti-racist and equitable learning in both schools and OST environments. Webinars feature thought leaders in education and informal education, as well as school and program leaders.
This webinar series explores tools, tips, strategies, and resources for programs to deliver high-quality virtual programs. The first webinar is called Transforming from Virtual Bleh to Virtual Yeah! It offers a wealth of concrete tips to provide structured and consistent programming, increase student engagement, and battle virtual burnout, plus a review of online tools.
These social-emotional check-in activities are designed for K-12 students and can be especially helpful in keeping the focus on relationships and social-emotional learning. The activities can be useful in times of distance learning, as well as in-person programs. This resource supports the COVID-19 response.
This issue brief and its video clips explore trauma-informed practices implemented in a Nashville, TN school. While the strategies are implemented in a school, the information and the videos on a whole-school approach, peace corners, mentor relationships, and teacher supports are relevant for out-of-school programs. This resource supports the COVID-19 response.
These program standards, self-assessment rubric, and resources are designed to help afterschool programs evaluate and improve the support they are providing for youth who are engaged in distance learning.
This webinar included speakers from the Weikart Center, NIOST, and PEAR to share what they are learning about the ways quality differs between in-person programs and online learning when using established quality assessment tools.