What does a typical timeline look like for an after-school program?
Typically, an after-school timeline follows the school year, beginning with recruiting the students in the fall and ending at least a month before school ends to avoid running out of time. If the students meet one hour a week, they can start in the fall with learning Internet safety and web critiquing skills in a few sessions and move on to learning about the technology available to them before the winter break. After the winter break, they should decide on their first project in January, and complete it in February or March. Then start on the second project and complete that by April or May.. You will have to work around your specific breaks and testing, and leave extra time for snow days, students that miss a session, and other unexpected occurrences. Many after-school programs start in January, and meet more often than once a week. There are many more details on planning and implementing after-school TechYES programs in the Implementation Guide that comes as part of the TechYES Star