Providing high-quality, cost-effective professional development can be a challenge for out-of-school time programs, because many of them face limited funding and their staff members tend to be young, part-time workers who rarely commit to the job for long.
Debate is stirring over what core competencies these workers should possess. How can OST programs provide professional development that increases staff effectiveness while maintaining staffers' distinctiveness from the traditional teacher? Participants listened to two OST experts discuss the latest ideas on providing professional development for staff members.
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Presenters: Charles Smith, executive director, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, and vice president for research, Forum for Youth Investment; Nancy Peter, director, Out-of-School Time Resource Center, Philadelphia.