February 22, 2013
The five content modules (Aligning With the School Day, STEM, Strengthening Partnerships, Involving Families, and Project-Based Learning) were carefully selected with you and your new staff members in mind. As Dr. Sylvia Lyles of the U.S. Department of Education expresses on the homepage, the portal is based on your needs in the field.
As your new staff takes each Introduction on the Y4Y portal, they’ll come to the realization that these content areas were chosen because of the quality they lend to out-of-school time programming when they’re done right. They’re also topics that help 21st CCLC programs truly prepare youth for what’s ahead.
For example, the STEM Introduction squarely states that students need STEM to be successful in today’s world. It doesn’t just stop there, luckily. The Introduction goes on to provide background and strategies that equip staff with what they need to get kids exploring the world through STEM and gaining those exact skills that they’ll need in the future.