Success in the Middle Matters! Understanding Interests of Middle School Youth to Purposefully Design Meaningful Learning Experiences
Students in the middle grades face unique challenges in the transitional years between elementary and high school. Programs also face distinctive challenges while striving to meet the needs of this age group. In this workshop you will learn about research on youth and practitioner perspectives regarding what makes a program attractive and the conditions that foster young people's desires to attend and participate. Learn how to develop your afterschool expanded learning program into a thriving learning zone.