Sunday, April 11, 2010

21st Century Community Learning Centers!

New Resources Coming! Many schools and communities throughout the United States have been awarded 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants for afterschool, Saturday, and summer programs. The latest round of funding has a strong emphasis for aligning state content standards and assessments with rigorous and student-centered learning activities that occur in the centers.

LearningFront is partnering with the Steelton-Highspire School District in PA to start-up the District’s new 21st Century Community Learning Center. This will include new instructional resources in the LearningFront PD tools: TaskBuilderOnline and eLearningTeacher. This means the center instructional facilitators will help to design and field-test new teaching templates in TaskBuilderOnline and new professional development programs in eLearningTeacher. Moreover, they will be able to use LearningFront social media tools to communicate and share resources with the center director, their peers, District classroom teachers, and other facilitators in learning centers throughout the nation. And, any LearningFront member can access these resources and may collaborate with the Center Director and facilitators as a colleague or team member.

This is an exciting opportunity to apply the LearningFront global community to shape the Center’s vision, share ideas, solve problems, and collaborate outside the typical K-12 environment.

We invite you to collaborate with us through LearningFront.

Nick Hobar
President, LearningFront

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