Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers


Goals for Afterschool Learning

How can you ensure that you are making the most of the afterschool hours and increasing students' desire to learn? Research indicates that students get the most out of afterschool programs that:

  • Develop thoughtful, fun, accessible, activities
  • Survey and build on students' interests
  • Motivate and engage all students to participate
  • Connect to grade-level benchmarks, standards, and the school-day curriculum to increase achievement
  • Provide real-world activities that connect to the broader community
  • Provide effective tutoring and differentiated instruction for all skill levels
  • Integrate technology
  • Provide homework help
  • Plan activities that engage students and enhance skills across the curriculum
  • Provide staff training and professional development