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Learning in Afterschool and Summer Principles

Afterschool 101 workshops

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Course Description

What is active?, what is meaningful? How does this relate to your life? These are some of the driving questions we pose to students as we explore the Learning In Afterschool and Summer (LIAS) principles.

Developed by Temescal associates and  Partnership for Children and Youth,  The Learning in Afterschool & Summer Project is an effort by afterschool advocates and leaders to focus on best practices for promoting young people’s learning in an expanded learning environment. . They did this by identifying 5 essential principles. Those principles are:

  • Learning that is active
  • Learning that is collaborative
  • Learning that is meaningful
  • Learning that supports master
  • Learning that expands horizons.

In this workshop, particpants will explore each of the LIAS principles and learn how to design a program that puts the principles into practice. Fasten your seatbelts as we explore how these principles can help us develop a high quality afterschool program, and what that would look like in your school

Combo Packages

Ignite your team engagement by adding site visits, coaching, communities of practice or a combination of all to your professional development order. We will create a customized PD plan for your team that will make sure you get a return on your training investment.

Quality Standards Addressed

The program provides a safe and nurturing environment that supports the developmental, social-emotional and physical needs of all students

Program design and activities reflect active, meaningful and engaging learning methods that promote
collaboration and expand student horizons.

The program maintains high expectations for all students, intentionally links program goals and curricula with 21st-century skills and provides activities to help students achieve mastery.

The program provides and supports intentional opportunities for students to play a meaningful role in
program design and implementation, and provides ongoing access to authentic leadership roles

The program promotes student well-being through opportunities to learn about and practice balanced
nutrition, physical activity and other healthy choices in an environment that supports a healthy life style.

The program creates an environment in which students experience values that embrace diversity and equity
regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, income level, national origin, physical ability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression.


  • Site Coordinators
  • Youth Leaders
  • Teaching Artists
  • Program leaders


K – 12th


3 hours


Staff members receive hands on training designed to keep them engaged and actively participating.
Hands On
Staff members will have several opportunities to collaborate in small and large group settings.
Staff members will receive a study guide, resources, and a survey at the end to assess comprehension and impact.
Study Guide
Staff members will have a multimedia experience with music and video embedded throughout.
Staff members will have fun with physical activities designed to energize the mind and spark critical thinking.
Fun Activities

Classroom Management 101

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Classroom management 101

Staff members will learn how to use positive reinforcement and positive contact as tools for classroom management.
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Classroom Management 102

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Classroom management 102

Staff members will dig deeper into understanding student behavior andexplore strategies for maintaining a safe and supportive environment.
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Schedule a Call

If you are eager to get your team started on the journey to becoming afterschool gurus, the time to start is now. Please use the button to automatically schedule a zoom or phone call.  We look forward to meeting you!