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ERIC Number: ED503252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
After-School Toolkit: Tips, Techniques and Templates for Improving Program Quality
Gutierrez, Nora; Bradshaw, Molly; Furano, Kathryn
Public/Private Ventures
This toolkit offers program managers a hands-on guide for implementing quality programming in the after-school hours. The kit includes tools and techniques that increased the quality of literacy programming and helped improve student reading gains in the Communities Organizing Resources to Advance Learning (CORAL) initiative of The James Irvine Foundation. In addition to strategies, process and instructions, the guide offers a series of tools program staff can use to build the quality of their after-school program. Three appendices are included: (1) Innovations; (2) Tips for Successful Training; and (3) Tool Templates for Eight Tools: Defining Essential Program Elements; Leveling Essential Program Elements; Observation; Coaching; Instructions for Gradual Release Process; Categorizing Trends; Training Plan; and Training Evaluation. (Contains 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: James Irvine Foundation; Public/Private Ventures
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A