Professional Development

High quality professional development is critical for ensuring that out of school time programs positively impact outcomes for children and youth. TXPOST is currently gathering information about professional development opportunities for out of school time program providers; please contact TXPOST to share information about professional development in your community.

Regional OST networks are a great resource for local professional development opportunities.

Read the policy brief from Policy Studies Associates highlighting the work of the Out-of-School-Time Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Regional OST professionals throughout the Philadelphia region have been participating in peer networking meetings to share best practices and accomplishments in an open dialogue.

TXPOST is proud to highlight on-going and upcoming OST professional development opportunities:

The SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool has a number of publications aimed at supporting professional development and program quality in specific areas of programming.