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The Principal's Guide to Afterschool Programs, K-8
Extending Student Learning Opportunities

Foreword by Kent D. Peterson



August 2007 | 144 pages | Corwin

"Lockwood identifies a substantial resource in the effort to increase student learning. In this book, she provides an enormously useful range of strategies to design, implement, and evaluate afterschool programs. Clearly written, well organized, and enormously practical, this volume should be in every school's professional library."
—From the Foreword by Kent D. Peterson

"This book clearly outlines ways in which the connections between afterschool programs and the regular school day can be strengthened and the ways afterschool programs can be implemented to increase the academic achievement of students."
—John C. Hughes, Principal, Public School 48, Bronx, NY

"The examples accurately reflect the principal's role in school management, and the clear, step-by-step presentation is better than any book or planning guide I have read."
—Catherine H. Payne, Principal, W.R. Farrington High School, Honolulu, HI

Build a strong afterschool program that increases learning while incorporating standards!

Based on an AASA/Mott Foundation study, this concise yet comprehensive guidebook offers a step-by-step process to help principals and administrators build a successful and sustainable afterschool program. The author discusses how to integrate standards and incorporate a high-level curriculum and provides profiles of programs that have improved achievement, particularly for students who are at risk. School leaders will find checklists, planning worksheets, evaluation tools, and surveys, plus guidelines for:

  • Developing a parent and community base of support
  • Hiring staff and obtaining volunteers
  • Getting funding and grants
  • Collecting and evaluating program data
 
List of Tables
 
Foreword by Kent D. Peterson
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Why Afterschool Programs Are Necessary
 
2. Building Your Afterschool Program
 
3. Overcoming Common Obstacles
 
4. Profiles of Successful Principals and Programs
 
5. Evaluating Your Afterschool Program
 
6. Sustaining Your Afterschool Program
 
Appendix A. Resources for Afterschool Programs
 
References
 
Index

"As a school principal, I can honestly say that this book fulfills a real need as we seek information and direction to create, develop, and implement effective and academically focused afterschool programs."

Michele R. Dean, Principal
Montalvo Elementary School, Ventura, CA

"A timely addition to the literature as principals everywhere are struggling to meet district, state, and federal mandates. The examples accurately reflect the principal's role in school management, and the clear, step-by-step presentation is better than any book or planning guide I have read."

Catherine H. Payne, Principal
W.R. Farrington High School, Honolulu, HI

"A valuable tool for school administrators. It clearly outlines ways in which the connections between afterschool programs and the regular school day can be strengthened, and the ways afterschool programs can be implemented to increase the academic achievement of students."

John C. Hughes, Principal
Public School 48, Bronx, NY

"Lockwood identifies a substantial resource in the effort to increase student learning. In this book she provides an enormously useful range of strategies to design, implement, and evaluate afterschool programs. Clearly written, well organized, and enormously practical, this volume should be in every school's professional library."

From the Foreword by Kent D. Peterson

"Lockwood looks at working with staff, students, parents, and the community to establish a strong program that is not only vital, but can be supported and maintained over time."

Curriculum Connections, Spring 2008
School Library Journal

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Preface

Foreword


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