After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

  • Integrated Studies

    Using Science to Bring Literature to Life

    Combining science and literature can help students engage more deeply with both subjects.
  • After-School Learning

    A Giant Maker Project

    K–12 students design and build 10-foot-tall puppets for a production of The BFG, and learn collaboration, engineering, and design thinking in the process.
  • Place-Based Learning

    Turning the Community Into a Classroom

    See how students investigate real issues in their communities—and check out an e-book on how to adopt this type of program.
  • After-School Learning

    5 Reasons Your After-School Practitioner Is Your Biggest Ally

    After-school program staff are an untapped resource that can help support teachers and enhance learning and development for students.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Conquering the Multitasking Brain Drain

    Contrary to popular belief, multitasking interferes with the quality of learning. These suggestions can help students recognize that scattered focus isn't their friend during homework time.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Engaging Parental Support for Smarter Thinking

    Parents can help develop their children's executive function by modeling inquiry and reasoning, demonstrating real-world uses for what they learn in school, and creating an ideal study space.
  • After-School Learning

    The After-School Shakespeare Club

    A teacher at an international school led his upper elementary English-language learners through a triumphant, self-created reimagining of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
  • Community Partnerships

    Resources for Building Community Partnerships

    Learn how schools can benefit from the support and expertise of local businesses, organizations, and individuals, and discover strategies for fostering successful business and community partnerships.
  • After-School Learning

    Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

    To help combat summer learning loss, Matt Davis has curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break. 
  • Environmental Education

    5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

    An outdoor education program builds community and culture, raises expectations and standards, increases connection between students, and develops positive associations around school and the outdoors.