Thank you for your interest in applying to NAA and ATT’s Achievery Learning Cohort.
ATT’s “The Achievery” helps connect students to a new world of digital learning through stories that spark curiosity and content that entertains as well as teaches. The platform features clips from some of the most popular, well-loved movies, TV shows, and cartoons from Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network, paired with lessons and learning activities that students can engage with everywhere they are – at home, in the community, and in the classroom.
ATT is interested in expanding the reach and use of The Achievery’s resources into the broad network of afterschool educators by building access for afterschool educators to better choose and use the free lessons within their own contexts and programs.
NAA is looking for a diverse group of OST professionals to lead the way in vetting online resources like The Achievery. The cohort will learn from and share with peers about strategies for finding, adapting, and implementing free online resources. We need professionals like you who are eager to lead this work and influence curriculum development in programs across the country. In joining the cohort, you will have the opportunity to:
Work with peers to develop systems that will help you select, vet, modify, and apply free online resources in ways that are relevant to young people and align with your program goals.
Choose a problem or question around online resources that you want to explore with peers, and take the time to dig into that question.
Create a product (rubric, tip sheet, lesson plan, etc. - it’s up to you) that will help you and others in the field.
Test your product, and make revisions.
Share your product with the field.
Applications are due Monday, January 30 at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST. Review of the Achievery site and completion of the application will take about an hour plus – please plan accordingly.
We encourage you to use the application preview to draft your responses in advance. If you have questions about the application, please contact email@example.com . APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS
This learning opportunity is designed for people in youth-serving organizations who select and develop curriculum for out of school programming. We need your ideas, curiosity and creativity.
To qualify for this program, applicants must:
Design of NAA and ATT’s Achievery Learning Cohort
Be responsible for decisions about program curricula and/or activities
Have support from your agency supervisor to participate in NAA and ATT’s Achievery Learning Cohort.
Be able to attend ALL virtual and in-person sessions (see dates below).
Between March 2023 and November 2023, participants of this program will meet monthly. The first meeting will take place at NAA’s Convention on March 19-22, 2023, in Orlando, FL. Following monthly meetings will be held virtually. Through interactive, engaging, and thoughtfully facilitated sessions that will foster community and elicit dialogue and self-reflection, participants will:
Learn from and share with peers about strategies for finding, adapting, and implementing free online resources
Identify a question to research and explore through the creation of a product (rubric, tip sheet, curriculum plan, etc.)
Test their product throughout the summer and make revisions
Share products and reflections with the field through webinars or articles in the fall of 2023
Participants of the Learning Cohort are expected to attend all in-person and virtual sessions. Possible dates are noted below, along with the estimated time commitment.