Resources for Afterschool & OST Programs

Professional Development

Explore these professional development resources to help your staff and mentors better provide out-of-school-time programming.

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Indiana Afterschool Network - Professional Development Listings

A list of state-specific professional development opportunities for afterschool providers.

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National Afterschool Association Professional Learning Communities

The NAA PLCs are designed to inspire meaningful connections where participants join expert facilitators for collaborative guided learning experiences focused on the most important topics in afterschool.

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IAN's My Afterschool Locker

IAN’s one-stop-shop of online resources that strengthen program quality, including lesson plans, engagement ideas, and connections to Indiana organizations and individuals in the field of out-of-school time.

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Indiana Afterschool Standards and Specialty Standards

These standards outline the path that lead to high-quality youth programs which take place outside the school day. These standards are based on national research and best practices in the youth development and education fields.

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Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment

A free, online strengths-based self-assessment tool that enables youth programs to rate their performance based on the Indiana Afterschool Standards and Specialty Standards.

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Core Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for Out-of-School Time Professionals

Core knowledge, skills, and competencies for OST professionals can be used to guide the development of compensation structures, inclusive and culturally responsive hiring practices, professional development, career pathways, and mechanisms for demonstrating practitioner skills.

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