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21st Century Learning Centers Program enables schools to stay open
longer, providing a safe place for homework centers, intensive mentoring
in basic skills, drug and violence prevention counseling, and helping
middle school students prepare for college preparatory courses in
high school. The centers also offer enrichment in core academic
subjects and opportunities to participate in recreational activities,
music, the arts, technology education programs, and services for
youths with disabilities.
Communication and Tech Programs
Short term enrichment classes for students are taught by teachers and community members with special skills. Computer labs in each school allow access to computers and the internet, and offer training for students and their families.
Homework Help and Tutoring
Homework Help and Tutoring, each evening students have the opportunity to have an instructor guide them in completing their homework assignments. Tutoring is available to students who have weaknesses in specific subject areas.
Professional Development for Teachers
Shawnee State University's role in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers is to provide leadership and professional development to the eight districts (10 participating schools). Leadership is provided by having a program director and site coordinator in each of the participating schools. Professional Development has been provided in numerous areas of new approaches in education.
Some of the enrichment opportunities include:
Drug and Violence Prevention
Counseling and Special Education Activities and sessions led by local Counseling Center, and drug counselors will educate and encourage students and parents to be drug free.
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