Building Successful Extracurricular Enrichment Programs
The Essential How-To Guide for Schools and Communities
Building Successful Extracurricular Enrichment Programs is a must-read for educators or administrators who want to develop, implement and maintain engaging out-of-school programs.
Accessible and easy to use, this book focuses on four basic approaches to building enrichment programs: grassroots, semi-structured, franchise and fully structured. Readers will walk through each stage of the process, from conception, to fund-raising, to implementation and evaluation. Successful programs require significant, time, energy and resources; this book makes what is often a very demanding process understandable and obtainable.
With practical tools and tips to support every student, this essential guidebook equips teachers, administrators and home educators with the step-by-step strategies to confidently design their own extracurricular programs.
Table of Contents
The Introduction, (or Don't Be Afraid) 1. Establishing Your Vision, (or I See What You're Saying) 2. The Impossible Dream Machine, (or the Kids Lead the Way) 3. Semi-Structured Programs, (or I'll Do the Heavy Lifting and You Pay the Bill) 4. The Franchise Extracurricular Enrichment Program, (or Mind If I Tag Along) 5. The Program Director, (or Are You Crazy) 6. On Being the Program Director, (or You Knew the Job Was Dangerous When You Took It) 7. The Fully-Structured Program, (or the Whole Ball of Wax) 8. Fear of Funding, (or Beggars Can't Be Choosers) 9. The Conclusion, (or the Show Has Just Begun)
Michael Cain is a recently retired teacher with a career spanning 34 years. He has created over half a dozen successful afterschool and summer programs. Throughout his career, Cain has received various awards and accommodations. A mathematics instructor with a degree in fine art, Cain has incorporated his skills and talents to develop and implement educational enrichment throughout his community.