The Afterschool Learning at a Distance: Key Themes and Promising Practices

The Afterschool Learning at a Distance: Key Themes and Promising Practices describes the experiences and practices of Genesee Intermediate School District: Brides to Success’ (GISD) Team Leads and direct staff serving children and families after substantially redesigning afterschool programming due to the COVID-19 crisis. While the original evaluation plan was to do a (second) round of in-person observations (no longer possible due to school closures), QTurn conducted 15 staff interviews via zoom. Key themes from the interviews include professional uncertainty made manageable because of their strong organizational culture, the importance of addressing inequity, adjustment to flexible service, and a focus on a whole child, whole family approach.

Citation: Smith, C., Smith, L., Roy, L., & Peck, S. C. (2020). Afterschool learning at a distance: key themes and promising practices [Grantee Evaluation Report]. Ypsilanti, MI: QTurn.

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