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After-School Learning Workshop Recap

After School Workshop pictureThe WASB partnered with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to sponsor a free afternoon of learning, dialogue and skill development at the After-School Learning workshop, March 17, 2009 at Madison Area Technical College,

The purpose of this training was to implement a peer communication strategy among school board leaders so that we raise awareness of the benefits of after-school programs for students, schools, families and communities. Like you, school leaders all over the nation understand that quality after-school programs offer enhanced learning opportunities to improve student achievement and promote positive youth development.

Topics included:

  • The role of school board members in the development of after-school programs
  • Brainstorming the challenges of developing after-school programming
  • Effective strategies to develop and support after-school programs in Wisconsin
  • Beginning communication strategies to support after-school learning opportunities and advocate on their behalf National and state experts will be on hand to help us in our work

Presentations and Handouts

icon After-School Workshop Agemda (91.14 KB)

icon DPI CIPAS handoutd Part 1 (3.63 MB)

icon DPI CIPAS handout part 2 (2.17 MB)

icon NSBA Aron Dorsey Message Research 2009 (1.90 MB)

icon NSBA Aron Dorsey After-school 101 (502.69 KB)

icon Peer Communication Stratgey Message Map (52.85 KB)

icon Fond du Lac’s Social Capital Handout (370.50 KB)

icon Stan Kocos Presentation (552.36 KB)

icon Menasha Handout (554.30 KB)

icon UW Niemi and Wright (2.38 MB)

icon UW Niemi and Wright (203.73 KB)

Dave Eggers and 826 Valencia -Author Dave Eggers asks others to personally, creatively engage with local public schools. He talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open similar programs.

National School Boards Association's
Extended Day Learning Opportunities Online Resource Center

This website is a clearinghouse of information for school board leaders to build and sustain quality extended learning opportunities for all students. It is designed to provide board members with the latest and best research, tools, and information on after-school programs and school-community partnerships.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 21st Century Community Learning Centers
This website includes resources and information to support 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CLCs) and other extended learning opportunity programs, including a tool to assess the effectiveness of afterschool programs (CIPAS).

Wisconsin Aftershool Network
The Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN) is a public/private partnership of local and state organizations that help keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. Its mission is to support schools and community partners in delivering high quality afterschool programs to diverse school age children and youth that increase academic achievement, enhance youth development and encourage family involvement. This website includes additional information about WAN and selected resources to support quality after-school programs.

Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
This website includes policy briefs and resources that highlight the benefits of quality afterschool programs for healthy child development and student academic achievement.

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