What is Expanded Learning?

Expanded Learning opportunities refer to before and after school, summer, and intersession learning experiences that develop the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students. Expanded Learning opportunities should be hands-on, engaging, student-centered, results-driven, involve community partners, and complement learning activities in the regular school day/year.

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California is leading the way in expanding student success. This video, filmed on location at before and after school programs all over California, showcases the power of expanded learning opportunities.

Hear from K-12 leaders, program providers, teachers, and students about the impact that these programs have on school communities. Just because the dismissal bell rings, it doesn’t mean that a student’s needs have ceased. Find out how to create partnerships with community organizations that want to come along side schools to support the overall success of a student.

“Californians have always led the way in seeing the value of expanded learning and being willing to invest in giving our young people every opportunity to succeed…”

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlaksonhttp://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr14/yr14rel20.asp