Continuous Quality Improvement

Summer Program Master Planning Timeline

This timeline is a helpful resource for planning and keeping track of all the ways you can improve your summer program, developed by the National Summer Learning Association.

Guiding Principles for Effective TA Delivery

Technical Assistance (TA) is a primary resource for after school and summer staff for both professional development and program enhancement. In order to utilize resources effectively, ASAPConnect conducted a research review and consulted with field leaders to identify the following key guiding principles for effective TA delivery.

Why Quality Summer Programs Last at Least One Month

Educators often ask why we recommend that summer learning programs last at least one month. This suggestion is one of the six signs of a great summer learning program and is featured in our latest video, Summer Learning – An Inspiring Alternative to Summer School. Here are five reasons why duration matters:

Public Libraries and Effective Summer Learning: Opportunities for Assessment

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recently released a new report, Public Libraries and Effective Summer Learning: Opportunities for Assessment and executive summary. The new report documents ideas exchanged by leaders from both inside and outside the library field at the National Forum on Effective Summer Learning in Libraries.

Quick CASP Crosswalk

This brief describes how well the Quick CASP addresses each of the Quality Standards, using an approach similar to A Crosswalk Between the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning and Program Quality Assessment Tools.

Get Ready for Summer

If you are an educator responsible for providing a high quality summer program for children and youth in your community, you are probably busy right now with planning for summer and making sure you finish the school year strong. It is easy to fall into the routine of this busy time. Take just a moment to consider some of the proactive things you can do to take your summer program to the next level.

Taking Summer Seriously

With the Packard Foundation’s support, a coalition of educators, policymakers, and families launched the Summer Matters campaign. Eager to build on-the-ground models of great summer programming, the stakeholders worked to create high-quality programs across the state that address local needs of children and youth.

Free Program Staff Conference Announced

This FREE conference will give you the opportunity to redefine summer with activities that are meaningful, support mastery and expand horizons. The goal of the conference is to provide tools and resources empowering you to deliver the highest quality program possible.

Summer Matters Leadership Conference Recap

Thank you to all those who participated in and presented at the 2016 Summer Matters Leadership Conference in Oakland on January 22nd, 2016. The event was a huge success.

ENGINEERING STRONG SUMMER STEM

The brief documents why and how STEM education can be successfully integrated into summer learning programs, and the significant positive impacts it can have on students and staff.