Opportunities that enable students to practice new knowledge and skills in real-life, relevant ways.
A teaching and learning approach that can take many forms as it blends Internet and digital media with in-person teacher facilitation; most variations give students some control of learning pace, time and path.
Develop a plan that includes dates and times for formal meetings, a task timeline and periodic check-in information.
Ongoing review and adjustment of program activities aimed at refining or revising delivery and improving outcomes. Continuous improvement models focus on steps that address planning, implementation, assessment and revision, with each relying on or supporting adjacent steps in a cyclical process.
Structure and facilitate this time so that youth get school work done while building important 21st century skills.
Applying a learning approach, targeted intervention or process faithfully and consistently with its design to create an environment that supports student success. Checking for fidelity of implementation is part of assessment in the continuous improvement process.
Build strong relationships with children, youth and their families; and discuss best ways to collect and share data between school and the out-of-school time program.
Conduct a needs assessment to collect school-level data and student-level data that will determine the academic skills needed in activity development.
The process of assessing their academic needs, then designing a set of delivery strategies, interventions and activities that will engage those students while helping them build skills and knowledge they need to succeed.
Planning and management areas that lay the foundation for running a successful program. These include the schedule, the space/facility, materials and resources, budget and staff.
A learning environment that provides opportunities for students to coach each other as they solve problems, decode text or otherwise go deeper into content.
Carefully considered and constructed learning activities or approaches, often research based, that are designed to help struggling students master specific skills and knowledge.
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