Ongoing since 2009

Principal Investigator: Ellen Gannett, M.Ed. 

This project will analyze and prepare a report on credentialing and certification models related to professional development learning in afterschool staff and administration.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education with Synergy Enterprises, Inc. 

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women recently received a subcontract from Synergy Enterprises, Inc., under a contract from the U.S. Department of Education. NIOST will undertake an in-depth analysis of, and prepare a report on, credentialing and certification models related to the recognition of professional development learning by 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool line staff and program administrators. The team will also conduct an in-depth case study analysis and report on two professional tool kits currently being used online in the out-of-school-time community.