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A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs 3rd edition Compiled by Janet Hall Bagby Contributors Copyright 2008. SEDL. 4700 Mueller Blvd. Editor Austin, TX 78723. Janet Hall Bagby Voice: 800-476-6861. Fax: 512-476-2286. Production Laura Shankland This publication was produced in whole or in Deborah Donnelly part with funds from the Office of Academic Catherine Jordan Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs, Department of Education under contract number ED-03-CO-0048. The content herein Copyediting does not necessarily reflect the views of the Debbie Ritenour Department of Education, any other agency of the government, or any other source.

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1 A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs 3rd edition Compiled by Janet Hall Bagby Contributors Copyright 2008. SEDL. 4700 Mueller Blvd. Editor Austin, TX 78723. Janet Hall Bagby Voice: 800-476-6861. Fax: 512-476-2286. Production Laura Shankland This publication was produced in whole or in Deborah Donnelly part with funds from the Office of Academic Catherine Jordan Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs, Department of Education under contract number ED-03-CO-0048. The content herein Copyediting does not necessarily reflect the views of the Debbie Ritenour Department of Education, any other agency of the government, or any other source.

2 Designer Titles or names of specific software discussed Shaila Abdullah or described in this document are registered trademarks or copyrighted as property of the companies that produce the software. Please note that the World Wide Web is volatile and constantly changing. The URLs provided in the following references were accurate as of the date of this publication, but we can make no guarantees of their permanence. Suggested Citation Bagby, J. H. (Ed.). (2008). A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating afterschool programs (3rd ed.)

3 Austin, TX: SEDL. A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs 3. Afterschool Resources Programming .. 7. Organizational 47. Appendix A: Web Site 97. Appendix B: Title 109. Appendix C: Author/Editor 117. A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs Introduction This third edition of A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs provides a description of resources to support 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool programs. Many of the entries will also apply to before-school, summer, and community learning center programs.

4 These resources meet three basic criteria: (1) they are timely, (2) they are readily available, and (3) they are relatively inexpensive. Approximately 75% of the entries are new or have been revised since the second edition was published. Contents of the Guide In the earlier editions of this Guide , the resources were organized into six afterschool categories identified by the National Center for Community Education Training Task Force for 21st Century Community Learning Centers. In this new edition, the entries are organized alphabetically within one of two sections: (1) programming and (2) organizational development.

5 A list of the topics and information covered in each of the sections follows. Programming This section includes resources for developing an afterschool program and providing instruction and enrichment activities. Information is provided on appropriate curriculum, youth development, behavior management, mentoring, developmental milestones, accreditation, parental and community involvement, and extending academic learning opportunities in the afterschool program. Organizational Development This section includes resources on Planning , organizing, managing, and sustaining afterschool programs.

6 Information is provided on leadership development, improving program outcomes, building relationships with community partners, effective communication, program evaluation, and data-collection procedures. Appendixes The following three appendixes at the back of the Guide provide additional information: Appendix A provides relevant online resources. A. ppendix B lists the resources alphabetically by title (entries beginning with A and The are listed under the second word in the title). The Author Index lists alphabetically the resources by author or editor and page number.

7 This third edition of the A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs is as comprehensive as time and knowledge permitted. However, in this dynamic field of afterschool programming, new resources are frequently generated. Your assistance in identifying additional resources for future editions of this Guide is appreciated. Please contact SEDL by e-mail at SEDL | National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning 3. A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs Accessing and Using the Guide The Guide is available in three formats: (1) print, (2) as a portable document (PDF), and (3) as an online database.

8 Print Format The print format is available for purchase through SEDL at The diagram below identifies the contents of a typical entry. title Sampling Author Ellen Taylor-Powell or editor This evaluation Resource provides guidance on conducting sampling. It first addresses whether sampling is an appropriate evaluation tool for a particular program. Then it presents sampling for generalizability, or probability sampling, and talks Description about specific sampling strategies, including simple random of contents sampling, systematic sampling, and stratified sampling.

9 The Resource also explores sampling for other purposes, or non- probability sampling, including quota sampling and purposeful sampling. The appendixes list references, a table of random Resource numbers, and recommended sample sizes. (12 pages). Format Copyright 1998 Print $ Cost date Web Resource : Internet address Cooperative Extension Publications University of Wisconsin 45 N. Charter St. Publisher's contact Madison, WI 53715 information Phone: 877-947-7827. PDF. A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs is available online as a PDF at You are welcome to download and copy the Guide at no cost.

10 Please include the title page and front matter and list SEDL as the publisher if you distribute copies. Online Database Format A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs is also available online as a searchable database at 4 A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs Features of the Third Edition Approximately 75% of the resources are new or revised. This symbol identifies entries that are new to the third edition. This symbol in the margin identifies entries that have been revised since the second edition of A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs was published.


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