Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance

Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance (GOLD) is a set of program standards and self-assessment questions for OST program managers and staff who are responsible for delivering OST services to young people in their new individual learning environments. The standards described in the GOLD apply to a diverse range of program delivery models, including 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) and other community-based programs.

The purpose of these resources is to provide (a) a quality lens through which to evaluate promising practices for learning at a distance and (b) a self-assessment tool for getting specific about what and where supports are needed.

As an aligned knowledge support, external resources elaborating on each standard have been compiled as a Database of Online Resources. These resources provide additional information and offer insight and best practice for educators participating in the design and implementation of distance learning practices.

These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.

Self-Assessment Manual

Self-Assessment Rubric

Database of Resources

Citation: Smith, C., Roy, L., Smith, L., Sutton, M., Peck, S. C., & Porter, K. (2020). Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance: Standards and Self-Assessment Manual. Lansing, MI: Michigan Afterschool Partnership and QTurn LLC.