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Severino, Lori; Meehan, Sinead; Fegely, Lauren – Afterschool Matters, 2022
Many out-of-school time (OST) sites are incorporating literacy time in their programming to capitalize on the benefits associated with literacy instruction. Afterschool is a perfect opportunity to foster a love of reading in children. Expanded learning in afterschool programs can make a difference in both short-term and long-term academic…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Faculty Development, After School Programs
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Wheeler, Kathryn A.; Hall, Georgia; Naftzger, Neil – Afterschool Matters, 2022
Out-of-school time (OST) programs can play an important role in fostering the development of literacy skills among children and youth. To investigate the variety of literacy skill-building strategies OST programs use, researchers from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) examined the practices of 31 programs in Massachusetts. This…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Educational Quality
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Matloff-Nieves, Susan; Wallace-Segall, Rebecca – Afterschool Matters, 2022
All young people have stories to tell. Yet when children and teens declare that they hate writing or are too embarrassed to admit they like it, elevating their voices becomes challenging. It is urgent that educators, policy makers, youth development workers and leaders, and philanthropists work together to find a way. In the land of free speech,…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Partnerships in Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Writing Instruction
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Todaro, Rachael; Hassinger-Das, Brenna; Zosh, Jennifer M.; Lytle, Sarah R.; Golinkoff, Roberta M.; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – Afterschool Matters, 2022
High-quality language interactions not only support children's language development, but also promote better long-term academic outcomes. Language learning is the single best predictor of later growth in language, literacy, mathematics, and social development. However, many families do not have access to educationally enriched spaces that spur…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Interaction, Cultural Relevance, Play
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Townsend, Lena O.; Lawrence, Anne – Afterschool Matters, 2022
Rather than imposing more school after school, out-of-school-time (OST) programs can integrate literacy into their program activities--just as literacy is integrated into every aspect of everyday life. Program activities give participants opportunities to put literacy, math, and science skills to use in authentic contexts. However, OST staff…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Literacy Education, Professional Development, Workshops
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Knutson, Karen; Crowley, Kevin – Afterschool Matters, 2022
The William Penn Foundation launched Philadelphia's Informal Learning Initiative (ILI) to support the development of literacy-rich programming for families with children aged 3 to 9. The initiative was designed as a network of partnerships in which a cultural organization--usually a museum--paired with one or more, community-based organizations…
Descriptors: Museums, Communities of Practice, Informal Education, Literacy Education
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Lindsay, LaShawnda – Afterschool Matters, 2021
This article describes the development and pilot implementation of a culturally responsive maker afterschool program for Black girls. The pilot of Black Girls Create used social history, culturally responsive pedagogy, and mentoring to engage Black girls in maker-based activities as they learned about Black "Her-STEM" figures: women who…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Culturally Relevant Education, Program Development
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Clark, Joëlle; Bloom, Nena; Rubino-Hare, Lori; Barnes, Courtney; Ryan, Sean – Afterschool Matters, 2021
Flexibility, opportunities for exploration, and a focus on 21st century skills make out-of-school time (OST) programs an ideal environment for authentic learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM; Committee on STEM Education, 2013; Noam & Shah, 2014). In addition, because OST programs serve significant populations of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Needs, STEM Education, Learner Engagement
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Mendez, José – Afterschool Matters, 2021
With an increase in the number of enrichment options available in out-of-school time (OST), young people can explore topics generally passed over in a typical school day. Parent perception of afterschool programming is beginning to shift from a simple necessity of the work week to a conscious choice about the daily experiences of their children.…
Descriptors: Barriers, After School Programs, Student Experience, Achievement Gap
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Charmaraman, Linda; Delcourt, Catherine Grevet; Najera, Cynthia Serrano; Vargas, Emily; Gramajo, Alyssa; Richer, Amanda M.; Adachi-Mejia, Anna M. – Afterschool Matters, 2021
Early adolescents often hear messages like "Don't spend too much time on your phone!" Yet little is known about how middle school youth regulate their smartphone usage. To help fill that gap, the authors held a week-long summer workshop to explore early adolescents' perspectives on positive and healthy social media usage. A…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Media, Health Behavior, Middle School Students
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Grace, Elizabeth; Kelton, Molly L.; Owen, Jeb P.; Diaz Martinez, AnaMaria; White, Alison; Danielson, Robert W.; Butterfield, Patricia; Fallon, Michaela; Schafer Medina, Georgia – Afterschool Matters, 2021
Interest is growing among out-of-school time (OST) educators in integrating the arts into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming (e.g., Kelton & Saraniero, 2018). Arts-integrated STEM--or STEAM--programming now takes place in a wide variety of OST environments, from relatively institutional learning settings, such…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Thinking Skills, Integrated Curriculum
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Muller, Alexandria; Christman, Devon M.; Rice, Mallory M.; Soto-Apolinar, Fatima; Hirsch, Sarah; Arya, Diana J. – Afterschool Matters, 2021
Undergraduate students are a critical resource for university-community programs that provide enriching learning opportunities for school-age youth who have limited exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Many universities offer afterschool outreach programs that enable youth to interact with science faculty, and many such…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Student Participation, After School Programs
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Svaicer, Katie – Afterschool Matters, 2021
More and more is being learned about the importance of social and emotional competence. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a hot topic in teaching philosophy--the latest "it girl" of education. In today's world, every person must be able to work with and live among all different kinds of people from all walks of life. Social and…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary School Students, Social Emotional Learning
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Wheeler, Kathryn A.; Hall, Georgia – Afterschool Matters, 2021
More and more jobs involve STEM, yet women are still underrepresented in many STEM fields, particularly engineering and computer science (National Science Foundation, 2019). Rural students in particular have historically faced numerous obstacles to entering STEM fields, including low educational aspirations, lack of STEM role models, and lack of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, After School Programs, Advanced Courses, Access to Education
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Parchia, Priscilla – Afterschool Matters, 2021
Out-of-school time (OST) professionals seek the best ways to supplement and enhance young people's experiences to achieve equitable outcomes for participants. Often this enhancement presents as academic support, arts or sports programming, job development, or project-based learning. OST professionals strive to create environments where…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Inclusion
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