21st CCLC: State Education Agency

Professional Development Strategies and Training Resources

TIPS FROM YOUR PEERS: Georgia

  1. What training resources do you use for your grantees?

    The Georgia Department of Education tries to coordinate its statewide professional development when national and regional conferences are planned by organizations, such as SERVE (Linkages to Learning After-School Institute) and Foundations, Inc (Beyond School Hours/Afterschool Academies). We also plan regional trainings and networking sessions where grantees collaborate.

  2. What topics do your trainings cover?

    Topics include sustainability; evaluation; data-management system tracking; involving families in afterschool; character education; and sharing of effective practices, tools, and resources among grantees.

  3. What materials do you use for training and professional development?

    The Georgia Department of Education has provided all its grantees with the following resources:

    1. NCREL
      Beyond the Bell, 2nd Edition
    2. Foundations, Inc.
      Academic Content, After-School Style: A Notebook and Guide
    3. The Finance Project
      Sustainability Planning Workbook
    4. National School-Age Care Association
      NAA Standards for Quality School Age Care