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21st Century Schools
Arts, The
Series Description

An Educational Programming series developed in conjunction with SEDL and based on the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. The National Partnership's Afterschool Training Toolkit is a free staff development resource aimed at helping practitioners create engaging activities that build students' academic skills. These tools aim to help you understand and implement enjoyable afterschool practices that build academic skills. The content is based on research, including site visits to effective programs all over the U.S.

It is an opportunity for students and their families to continue to learn new skills and discover new abilities after the school day has ended. The focus of this program, re-authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act, is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition 21st CCLC programs provide youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art, music and recreation programs, counseling and character education to enhance the academic component of the program. Series release date: 2005

Program Description

For students in afterschool programs, the arts provide an opportunity to build self-confidence in ways that can increase their interest and participation in other academic subjects. Practitioners can maximize the potential benefit of students' participation in the arts by keeping certain strategies in mind during the process of planning and implementating afterschool activities:

Creating art experiences that express the self or environment Applying art techniques and processes in creating and communicating meaning Making connections to history and culture through the arts Engaging students in analyzing and communicating about works of art Integrating the arts with other subjects through project-based activities Family and community involvement

The National Partnership toolkit aims at helping afterschool practitioners incorporate the use of promising practices in the arts. The tools include full descriptions of the practices listed above, including content goals, sample lesson plans, multimedia, and research and resource links.



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