Learning In After School & Summer


Keys to Effective District Summer Learning Programs

The Wallace Foundation recently published a new Perspective Summer—A Time for Learning: Five Lessons From School Districts and Their Partners About Running Successful Programs. The publication highlights five key lessons for those interested in introducing or enhancing district summer learning programs, including the importance of early planning and a focus not just on program quality, but also what makes summer special. 


Summer Meal Programs, Locations, Resources, and More!

Summer time is upon us! Be sure to stay on top of eating healthy and staying active! Whether you are a program providing summer meals, kids and teens in an after school program, or a family looking for fresh local produce sources, here are some resources within your reach:  


Afterschool in the Latest Aspen Institute Report

The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social Emotional and Academic Development (NCSEAD)’s final report, ”Nation At Hope,” will be released on January 15, and afterschool is a key recommendation! The report indicates that expanding access to afterschool and summer learning programs are critical pathways for developing the whole child. Tune into the livestream of the report release — you can register here.


How Kids Learn IV Presentation Videos

Access the videos of the keynote presentations from the How Kids Learn IV Conference, recently released by Learning in Afterschool & Summer (LIAS) and Temescal Associates. The videos recap the conference held on December 11, 2014 and highlight social emotional learning, character building, and growth mindsets. For more information, and to access the videos, click here


Glossary of Afterschool and Summer Program Terms
Learning in Afterschool & Summer

There are a growing number of important terms that are used in the expanding field of out-of-school learning. Temescal Associates and the Learning in Afterschool & Summer project created a glossary of Afterschool and Summer Program Terms. 

This glossary is a wiki-like effort with contributions coming from a number of programs across the country. If you would like to see a term added, you can send the term and definition to spiha@temescalassociates.com