Resources

Setting You & Your Students Up For Success

Resources

Setting You & Your Students Up For Success

simple ways to spot a high-quality afterschool program

How to Recognize a High-Quality Afterschool Program

1. Talk to other parents about programs that they recommend.
2. Observe potential programs you would like your child to participate in.
3. Examine the relationships between the staff and other students.
4. Develop an awareness of the physical environment (Is it clean? Is it safe?).
5. Ask questions.

It never hurts to ask about staff training, experience, and qualifications. Ask about extracurricular activities, the daily schedule, academic enrichment, and other activities offered during the program time.

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Become the best afterschool staff

Quality & Professional Development

Afterschool Quality
Coaching Program

The Afterschool Coaching Book Study is for program supervisors who support staff working directly with students in afterschool settings. Participants learn about the coaching process and how to improve support for staff in classroom management, behavior management, student engagement and lesson delivery.

Online Professional
Development Platform

To meet training needs of staff and educators, the Network has partnered with CypherWorx, an online learning management system offering access to the latest out-of-school time professional development courses. Hundreds of courses are available, including a 54-course series of online training designed specifically for afterschool professionals.

Become the best afterschool staff

Quality & Professional Development

Afterschool Quality
Coaching Program

The Afterschool Coaching Book Study is for program supervisors who support staff working directly with students in afterschool settings. Participants learn about the coaching process and how to improve support for staff in classroom management, behavior management, student engagement and lesson delivery. This 6-week study is held each Spring & Fall, including monthly internal coach training calls and fidelity checklists to support staff in their program.

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Online Professional
Development Platform

To meet training needs of staff and educators, the Network has partnered with CypherWorx, an online learning management system offering access to the latest out-of-school time professional development courses. Hundreds of courses are available, including a 54-course series of online training designed specifically for afterschool professionals.

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resources to maintain your program

Sustainability

meet with afterschool experts

Network Events

Lights on
Afterschool

Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. A hallmark of the afterschool movement, generating media coverage across the country, Lights On Afterschool draws attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills.

ND Out-of-School
Time Conference

This conference brings together program staff to gain knowledge, develop skills, and stay in touch with how to continually improve and excel in their programs through best practices, new activities, etc. Each year, this conference welcomes 100-150 individuals from the tri-state area (North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota). Learn more here…

meet with afterschool experts

Network Events

Lights on
Afterschool

Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. A hallmark of the afterschool movement, generating media coverage across the country, Lights On Afterschool draws attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills.

LEARN MORE

ND Out-of-School
Time Conference

This conference brings together program staff to gain knowledge, develop skills, and stay in touch with how to continually improve and excel in their programs through best practices, new activities, etc. Each year, this conference welcomes 100-150 individuals from the tri-state area (North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota). Learn more here…

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Be Part Of The Impact

MAKE AN IMPACT

Contact Us

Hi! I’m Kristin and I am the ND Afterschool Network Lead. If you are looking for more information on how to bring or better afterschool programs near you, shoot me a call or an email!

(701) 446-3195
kristin.knorr@k12.nd.us

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Contact Kristin today to learn how we can put your community’s students on the path to success, together.

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