Access to Expanded Learning Opportunities provides safety and learning opportunities for students afterschool and summer. Leading up to the summer months I would hold “summer days”. During this time, we would provide information to parents and guardians about summer learning opportunities. This resource is helpful for understanding and beginning implementation for your district.
As administrators, we can face opposition and significant challenges when making decisions for the best that impact students. These challenges will continue to grow because of the advancement and utilization of technology and other systems in education. You could use this resource as a guide to planning and implement strategies around these challenges.
All of my students participated in Expanded Learning Opportunities each day after school. We wanted to ensure that all of our students had time to practice foundational skills and receive reinforcement in subject areas. Students also had the opportunity to participate in sports and other activities. This provided a safe and supportive environment for students.