Links to Learning Training

This training based on the Links to Learning: A Curriculum Planning Guide, will provide tools for creating afterschool programs that effectively connect children's multiple worlds (home, school, afterschool, peers and community), building on the latest research on topics such as resiliency, homework support, and youth engagement.

Goals of Training:
To learn strategies for increasing out-of-school time learning supports for children and youth through:

  • Increasing youth motivation
  • Communication and coordination with schools
  • Family involvement
  • Community partnerships
  • Homework centers
  • Tools for learning

Targeted Audience:

  • Site Directors
  • Program Leaders
  • 21st CCLC Coordinators
  • School Administrators

Training Content:

  • Two days of training or
  • Custom 2 1/2 day training. On the third training day (a 1/2 day), supervisors and school administrators work together on implementation plans for Links to Learning activities.
based on the Links to Learning: A Curriculum Planning Guide,

    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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