Afterschool programs are essential to setting up children for success in life. Technology is very much apart of that success and our daily culture. For a long time, technology has been a distraction. With the help of NAA and Google, technology can become a tool for children and staff.
The Afterschool TechToolkit has been designed to help afterschool programs incorporate technology into their curriculum. Even if your program has technology already integrated, the toolkit will provide insight on how to further define your curriculum and promote it within your community.
The toolkit is broken down into easy to learn modules. Each module provides the amount of time it will take to complete it. Combined, the modules take nearly 4 hours to read online, but don’t rush through it. Use the time to really go through the examples and the worksheets provided to make sure you get the most out of the toolkit.
Why would your program be interested in the NAA Afterschool TechToolkit?
It’s FREE! All of the modules, examples, and worksheets are provided free of charge.
The toolkit helps school districts use afterschool programming to bridge the digital divide.
Implementing or streamlining current tech programs only helps students to be more successful in the 21st century.
The modules are just the beginning, your program will have to do a lot of work to implement it. But it will be worth it! The toolkit will help guide you from building the foundation for technology in your curriculum to how to train and hire interested staff. In the long run, your program will be inspiring students and leveling the technology playing field.