Professional Development

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If you missed the fifteen-minute Webinar series, Engaging Youth in Language & Literacy, that's OK. We've organized all of the content here for you!

In the same time it takes to check your e-mail, you can boost your professional expertise in the areas of language and literacy for your afterschool program! The National AfterSchool Association, in partnership with the Youth Today Out-of-School Time Hub, created a unique webinar series consisting of four fifteen-minute webinars on engaging youth in language and literacy during out-of-school time (OST).

Listen and download to:

  • Learn proven techniques developed and used by afterschool professionals.
  • Understand how language and literacy can be implemented in a variety of ways through community building, art, sports, and cooking.
  • Receive valuable materials with activities and ideas you can immediately begin implementing into your program.

Part I: Building Community and English Language Skills in OST
Download handouts here
Listen to Webinar here

Part II: Engaging OST Youth in Language and Literacy Through Art
Download handouts here
Listen to Webinar here

Part III: Score! Engaging OST Youth in Language and Literacy Through Sports
Download handouts here
Listen to Webinar here

Part IV: Cooking Up English Language Learning in OST
Download handouts here
Listen to Webinar here

The series is funded by the Robert Bowne Foundation.

Update: Due to technical difficulties with the hosting site, some webinar recordings may be unavailable at this time. We will have them up and running again as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

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