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Afterschool Grantee Corner

Afterschool Grantee Corner

Welcome to the Grantee Corner!  We want this to become YOUR page and hope it will provide information that will help you serve your students and parents, as well as help you become acquainted with each others’ programs.   Each of your programs brings a strength to Afterschool programming and you can share these strengths with each other.  Also, you will find resources for lesson planning that will help you incorporate state academic standards in a way that makes both teaching and learning fun.  Please use the list below to scan the information and make use of anything you find.  Also, email any new ideas and useful sites and links to laura.nichols@tn.gov. Useful links, lessons, and ideas for the Toolkit Tip will be updated on a regular basis. We hope to alternate posting your sites and ideas to showcase your programs.

Afterschool Websites in Tennessee

Please check out the following AfterSchool program websites/links to see what you have in common with your sister programs and to get new ideas for your own program or to construct your own website/link.

Tennessee Curriculum Standards

Use these standards to ensure that your lessons are targeting the state assessed standards. Even “fun” lessons, like the one outlined just below the standards links can be planned with standards embedded.  Some folks refer to this as “disguised learning,” but these fun lessons promote learning just the same.

State Curriculum Standards

Tennessee Curriculum Center

Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

http://www.corestandards.org/