Closing the Gaps Through Afterschool and Summer Programming

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Aired on: April 10th, 2012

3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)

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Terry Peterson

Terry K. Peterson, PhD is Senior Fellow, College of Charleston, and the Director of the Afterschool and Community Learning Network. Former United States Secretary of Education, Dick Riley, calls Terry “the king of afterschool.” Terry helps develop strategies, partnerships, and workshops on comprehensive education reforms and expanded learning opportunities. Terry chairs the national Afterschool Alliance and serves on numerous national organizational committees. While holding senior state and federal positions, Terry helped develop numerous education policies and funding streams for example: At the federal level—the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, E-rate, and teacher and technology quality grants. At the state level—four-year child development programs; statewide teacher recruitment center; school, teacher, and principal merit pay programs; innovation funds for teachers and schools; school improvement councils, and arts in the basic curriculum. In 2010, he was awarded the Mott Foundation Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Educational Achievements.

This Week's Topic

•  Learn what good afterschool and summer programs have in common

• Discover who the partners are in your community and beyond

There is great potential for improving student success through afterschool and summer programming, filling gaps in students’ lives that significantly impact their school success. Learn about these gaps and how communities can consolidate their resources to provide learning experiences that offer new contexts, blending structured activities with informal social time, skill development, and relationships with adults and peers.


Presentation Slides  pdf

Afterschool Alliance(2010).

Durlak, J. A., & Weissberg, R. P. (2012).  Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective  pdf.

Expanded Learning(2012).

National Summer Learning Association(2009).

Peterson, T. N., Carter, K. G., Swick, K. J., Jackson, C. W., Freeman, N. N., & Bailey, L. N. (2004).  Powerful Allies: Afterschool Programs, Service-Learning, and Community EducationLinking Learning with Life.

Peterson, T. K. (2011).  The Six E’s for Quality, Sustainable Expanded Learning in Afterschool, Summers, and Community Learning Centers pdf.

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