NC CAP has compiled a list of resources, tools, and samples for Out-of-School Time providers, parents, and school districts. On July 14th, 2020, Governor Cooper announced that public schools will reopen in the fall for both in-person and remote learning. The Afterschool Alliance (2020) explains that “the hours students are physically ‘out of school’ will increase dramatically compared to previous years”. Out-of-school time programs will be essential to supporting youth, families, schools, and communities. As challenges arise, NC CAP is here to be a resource for providers and support in any way possible. NC CAP will continue to advocate and be a voice for providers with local, state, and federal partners.
The NC CAP team is monitoring the situation closely and resources on this page are subject to change. All resources are in alphabetical order.
Afterschool Alliance Reopening Tools & Templates
To help afterschool and summer learning programs through this process, the Afterschool Alliance has curated a number of resources, guides, and examples to help you develop a plan to safely care for children and youth.
Repository of Distance Learning
This project of the American Association of Museums features nearly 900 virtual lessons and projects from museums across the United States. Lessons focus on a wide array of topics, including history, STEM, literacy, art, and civics.
Camp Operations Guide Summer 2020
The American Camp Association (ACA) and YMCA of the USA have put together a camp operations guidelines that will provide camp directors and staff with a practical guide and tool kit to implement specific recommendations provided by the CDC in relation to risk reduction at camps.
School and Childcare Reopening Guidance
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has designed guidance for school administrators, educators, and out-of-school time providers who oversee the daily operations of child care programs and K-12 schools. This guidance has printable graphics and additional communication materials.
Click2Science Professional Development
Click2SciencePD offers STEM professional development resources for out-of-school time program providers. The site hosts a variety of self-directed web lessons, webinars, and guides for staff training on STEM in out-of-school time programs directed at program leaders, frontline staff, and program volunteers. Click2Science resources are low-cost professional development opportunities with web lessons costing five dollars for professional development credit.
Privacy Considerations for Remote Learning
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released a comprehensive document on privacy considerations for virtual learning. Afterschool educators should reference this document, along with your school district policies on student safety, when planning to engage students in a virtual environment.
Social Emotional Tips for the Moment
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility has designed basic social and emotional learning (SEL) practices, from deep breathing to self-talk, helpful during this stressful time.
The Case for Partnership
The Maryland Out-of-School Time Network (MOST) and many of their partners created The Case for Partnership. The Case for Partnership highlights key principles needed to help shape the field’s collective recommendations for ways organizations can partner with schools, districts, cities, counties, and various forms of government during this challenging time.
Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
The National Association of School Psychologists have created a resource to assist families, program providers, and educators when discussing the changes within their lives due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Local Action Tracker
The National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to collect and share actions taken by local leaders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the COVID-19 Local Action Tracker. The information is collected through active research and direct submissions from local leaders.
National Science Teachers Association Professional Development
The National Science Teachers Association is offering free, 30-day memberships to new members. These memberships include access to 12,000 professional learning resources and tools.
Fundraising During COVID-19
The National Summer Learning Association has released a webinar to help providers and educators determine best practices for fundraising during COVID-19 and maintaining partnerships with current investors. They also have a Public Service Announcement for Parents with learning resources.
Lighting Our Way Forward
The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) and Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in consultation and response to guidelines issued by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), have developed guidance to support public school units (PSUs) and communities in determining their plans and strategies for reopening schools.
Virtual Professional Development Resources
Outschool, a platform for online schooling for k-12 students, has a wealth of PD resources for educators to utilize to understand how to effectively engage over a virtual platform. This public Facebook group from Outschool provides a community for new virtual educators to get support and help from experienced virtual educators.
Youth Service America Activities
Social distancing does not social isolation – there are still many opportunities for youth to engage in service. Youth Service America curated a collection of resources to help students think through safe service learning projects.