Getting the Right Fit: Designing a Professional Learning Community for Out-of-School Time
By Femi Vance, Emily Salvaterra, Jocelyn Atkins Michelsen, and Corey Newhouse
A skilled workforce is critical in high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programs (Smith, Devaney, Akiva & Sugar, 2009). However, the workshops commonly used to train OST staff are not adequately preparing practitioners to deliver quality programs that can benefit youth(Durlak & Weissberg, 2007; Smith et al, 2009).
Tags: Workforce Development, Professional Development, Interventions, Assessment, Theory, Program Quality