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Online Resources for Staff

Please visit this Dropbox link to view a list of online resources for staff.  

Categories include:

  • ASES and 21st CCLC Compliance
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Educational Websites for Youth
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Online platforms for Meetings
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Social Emotional Learning
  •  STEAM
  • Summer Planning
  • Youth Development Through Sports

Additional resources will continue to be added.

Resources | Online Resources for Staff

Instructional Aide III– ASES Site Leader
Resources | Position Descriptions
After School Site Coordinator - CHOICES
Resources | Position Descriptions
Job Description for Program Leader
Resources | Position Descriptions
Job Descriptions
Resources | Position Descriptions
Prop 49 Site Coordinator
Resources | Position Descriptions
2015 Region 11 After School Labor Market Analysis
Resources | Position Descriptions

Year Round Learning- June 2011

Report from Harvard Family Research Project linking school, afterschool and summer learning to support student success

Resources | Research Articles
After School Alliance Report: October 2010

LA Afterschool Participation Far Exceeds National Average, but One in Five LA Kides Is Unsupervised inthe Afternoons

2 page artcle with good statistics

Resources | Research Articles
Municipal Leadership for Afterschool: 2011

- 184 page report

- shares what various cities across the nation are doing to support afterschool programs

Resources | Research Articles
The Federal Role In Out of School Learning: February 2009

- 54 page report

- Afterschool, summer learning and family involvement as Critical Learning Supports

- published by Harvard Family Research Project

Resources | Research Articles
The Beacon Community Centers Middle School Initiative: September 2011

- 54 page report

- final report on implementation and youth experiece int he initiative

- middle school program in San Francisco

Resources | Research Articles
Realizing the Potential of Learning in Middle Adolescence - February 2013

Adolescence is a time of enormous potential for learning. This idea might or might not seem obvious, but what is surely true is that Americans are skeptical, and neglectful, of it. Our culture all too rarely creates the affordances – settings, relationships, roles – that would help young people realize their learning potential. The aim of this paper is to provide the empirical foundation for doing so. The authors highlight what research shows about the design and conditions for good learning experiences during the high school years, providing ten principles for the design of learning during this critical life period.

Resources | Research Articles

Comprehensive School Safety Plan Compliance Check-List
Resources | Safety Plans/Checklist

Every Monday Matters

EVERY MONDAY MATTERS IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO HELPING INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH AND WHY THEY MATTER—TO THEMSELVES, THE COMMUNITY, AND THE WORLD.

https://everymondaymatters.org/

Resources | Social Emotional Wellness

The Power of One

What does it mean to work in expanded learning?  This video depicts what potential staff can expect day-today and can be used during staff interviews or orientations

Resources | Staff On-Boarding

Digital Citizenship

Using technology appropriately.

Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.

Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. The issue is more than what the users do not know but what is considered appropriate technology usage.

Digital Citizenship

Resources | STEAM
Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Common Sense Media

Resources | STEAM
ISTE Standards

Digital-Age Skills for Learning, Teaching, Leadership and Teacher Preparation

The ISTE Standards (formerly known as the NETS) have served as a roadmap since 1998 for improved learning and teaching. They help measure proficiency and set goals for what students (ISTE Standards•S), teachers (ISTE Standards•T), and administrators (ISTE Standards•A) should know and be able to do with technology in education. Our proven leadership in developing benchmarks and guiding implementation has resulted in broad adoption of the ISTE Standards in the U.S. and many other countries.

 ISTE Standards

Resources | STEAM
Curriculum: Think Earth

Looking for STEM curriculum?  Check out the Think Earth website for FREE, hands-on lessons.  There is a Teacher’s Guide that includes step-by-steps for lessons delivery.  All units correlate to Common Core State Standards, NextGen Science Standards, and McREL Online Standards Compendium.  Additionally, all print materials are available online.   What does it mean to Think Earth? Conserve natural resources, Reduce waste, and Minimize pollution!

Website: http://thinkearth.org/index.php

Resources | STEAM
What is STEAM?
Resources | STEAM
Life Science Video Resource
Resources | STEAM
Math Video Resource


Resources | STEAM

California Career Center

The new California Career Center Web Portal at www.calcareercenter.org is the state's first central, comprehensive website of career and college resources for middle school and high school students. 

Part of his Career Readiness Campaign, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said the portal "gives students, parents, and teachers a one-stop shop to help demystify the process of moving from the classroom to careers." 

Students can use the free interactive site to build a personalized account that allows them to save critical information, or simply use the left hand navigation bar as a tool to help them through the exploration process. 

Resources | Student Career

NSLA Summer Quality Standards

Resources on:

  • Summer Learning Loss Data - Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap (This is the research from which many of the references in other materials are drawn.)
  • Program Effectiveness
    • Summer Matters: How Summer Learning Strengthens Students’ Success
    • Putting Summer to Work – 3 reports on summer learning and Common Core implementation, social-emotional learning and teacher/staff development
Resources | Summer
Quick CASP: 4. Quality Improvement Plan Instructional Video

http://www.summermatters.net/quick-casp-instructional-video-quality-improvement/

This short video discusses developing your Quality Improvement Plan — the final part of the Quick CASP process. During this phase, you’ll be drawing on your findings from both the Planning & Management Assessment and the Observation Assessment phases to identify a short list of impactful improvements you can make to your summer learning program.

Watch this video for suggestions on how to look at your earlier assessments, how to select improvement areas, and how to document your improvement plan. The video ends with a quick refresher on the Quality Improvement Process Cycle.

Resources | Summer
Quick CASP: 1. Features Instructional Video

http://www.summermatters.net/quick-casp-instructional-video-features/

The video offers a short introduction to the purpose of the Quick CASP, its parts, and how to use it.

Watch the video and learn how the Quick CASP can benefit your program, and get an early look at the work you’ll be doing.

Resources | Summer
Quick CASP: 2. Observation Assessment Instructional Video

http://www.summermatters.net/quick-casp-instructional-video-observation-assessment/

This short video walks you through the Observation Assessment portion of the Quick CASP. It includes tips on planning your observation period, what to look for during the observations, identifying program strengths, delivering feedback, and documenting areas for improvement. Watch this video as preparation for your Observation Assessment and ensure you have the right framework for reporting and utilizing your observations.

Resources | Summer
Quick CASP: 3. Planning and Management Assessment Instructional Video

http://www.summermatters.net/quick-casp-instructional-video-planning-management-assessment/

This short video offers guidance on the Planning and Management Assessment portion of the Quick CASP. This part of Quick CASP asks you to look at the infrastructure supporting your program including goals, stakeholder communication, and planning processes.

Watch the video and get a better handle on the Planning & Management Assessment part of Quick CASP. This section deals with many of the unseen, but essential elements of a successful summer learning program.

Resources | Summer
Quick CASP - A Summer Program Quality Assessment Tool
Resources | Summer
Quick CASP - At-A-Glance Reference Guide
Resources | Summer
Quick CASP - Crosswalk with Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in Calif.
Resources | Summer
Quick CASP - A Summer Program Quality Assessment Tool - USER'S GUIDE
Resources | Summer

MoFo Aids Those Affected by California Wildfires with Helping Handbook

The recent California wildfires have upended lives in California as thousands have endured damaged and destroyed homes, businesses, and lives. As those affected by the disasters begin to chart a way forward they, and the agencies that help them, desperately need information on a wide variety of topics that touch on the law. Responding to this need, Morrison & Foerster has produced the Fall 2018 California Wildfires Helping Handbook. The Handbook gathers in one place up-to-date, practical information on many subjects, including, among others, housing, government benefits, insurance, FEMA assistance, replacement of lost documents, and fraud prevention.

The Handbook specifically applies to those in Butte, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties who have been affected by the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill wildfires, respectively.

The Handbook is available online in English. A Spanish version is forthcoming. We encourage the widest possible distribution of this resource. Organizations may request print copies in bulk by sending a request to Firehandbook@mofo.com.

Resources | Wildfire Resources

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