ERIC Number: ED450885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Bell. Linkages: Ideas for After-School Programs. [Videotape].
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
This videotape explores the ways four diverse after-school programs bring about successful linkages between after-school programs at the elementary or middle school level and the regular school day. The 40-minute videotape, designed to be viewed in its entirety or in 15-minute segments, focuses on individual schools and their innovations. The featured middle schools illustrate the use of a homework help system, enhanced teacher communication, and internal communication between day and after-school teachers. The featured elementary programs highlight enrichment activities linked to literacy, communication with families, innovative use of limited space, and enrichment activities. Instructions for conducting three staff training sessions using the videotape are included. A 1-hour session uses one 15-minute video segment to identify the elements of successful linkages. A half-day session examines homework help and enrichment activities at two schools; participants analyze the programs and their capacity for replication. A whole-day session looks at all the characteristics of successful linkages; participants reflect on where they are programmatically and consider future directions. Instructions for the staff sessions include preparation activities and discussion questions. (KB)
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Elementary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Middle Schools, Parent School Relationship, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Transitional Programs, Videotape Recordings
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1480; Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll-Free); Tel: 630-571-4700; Fax: 630-571-4716; Web site: http://www.ncrel.org (48-minute videotape).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.