Supporting Quality Learning Experiences in Virtual Out-of-School Time
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. Their summer experiences are showing that their respective assessment tools are working in the virtual space, and they are finding that quality dimensions for in-person space seem to matter in virtual spaces, perhaps even more. Three key areas for quality are: (1) providing activities that are challenging and stimulating; (2) offering choice and decision-making opportunities; and (3) providing chances to collaborate with peers and be a leader. This resource supports the COVID-19 response.