No More Lesson Plans!? Effective Programs without the Crunch
What you'll learn
- Identify student learning needs and activity resources that support these needs.
- Develop a scope and sequence for your course.
- Assess student learning.
- Improve instructional quality.
- There are no prerequisites for this course. This is designed for youth workers without teaching experience.
Not all out-of-school time providers come to the field with experience in writing lesson plans or aligning with academic standards. And not every out-of-school time program has a scripted curriculum that these leaders can pull off the shelf and use. No More Lesson Plans!? Designing Effective Programs without the Daily Lesson Plan Crunch is a course that is designed to help new leaders complete the front-end planning of their curriculum and activities, making sure that they are fun while still supporting their students’ learning needs – without the pressure of writing daily lesson plans. We know that not every out-of-school time provider has time for daily lesson planning, so you will learn how to use activities you find online, in a book, or even ones that you dreamt up to design a learning plan that aligns with the needs your students have and supports their learning, while still being funs and hands-on. We will also look at how you will prepare to lead the activities you created a learning plan for and see if what you are doing is working, helping you become a highly-qualified leader, so that you can make a bigger difference in the lives and learning of the young people that you lead.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for new youth workers without a teaching background who are responsible for planning clubs or activities.
- Planning time can be non-existent in out-of-school time programs. Staff without planning time can learn to select activities that support their students' learning needs.
- This course targets programs who don't utilize a scripted curriculum.
Foundations is dedicated to improving the quality of education for our nation’s children by strengthening the skills of educators.
In 1992, in response to an emerging need for more content during out of school hours, the Schwartz Foundation created Foundations, Inc., a nonprofit, community service organization, to operate afterschool enrichment programs for children and families in underserved neighborhoods. We began by operating one afterschool program in an elementary school in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Today, 30 years later, Foundations has grown and diversified, building and sharing our expertise in learning across the entire day and leading a movement of new thinking about educational innovation and program design. Our vision is to create a brighter future for every child—every day. We believe that one of the best ways to achieve this vision is by strengthening and supporting the adults who work with children, school teachers, and afterschool educators.
This is why Foundations has evolved into a capacity-building organization focused on professional learning, program development and design, leadership, and supporting services. Through close partnerships with schools, school districts, community organizations, and afterschool networks, we help children thrive in school and in life.