Great leaders don't blame the tools they are given.

They work to sharpen them.

-Simon Sinek


Framework for Effective Technical Assistance Delivery (full guide)

Co-developed by CA field leaders and ASAPconnect, this resource defines foundational core competencies and core TA strategies that lead to effective after school TA delivery.

After School Technical Assistance Providers' Evaluation Framework

Evaluation is about telling stories. This resource was designed to help after school TA Providers develop evaluations that answer "What happened?", "For whom?", "What's the intended outcome?" and "How will you know?" Strong evaluations can help TA Providers tell their own stories in a way that is clear, verifiable, and actionable.

California Core Competencies for Before/After School Professionals

Co-developed by CA field leaders and ASAPconnect, this resource provides a list recommended knowledge and skills for professionals who work in expanded learning programs.

Seven Intentions for Site Visits

This resource was co-developed by the System of Support for Expanded Learning and ASAPconnect in order to distinguish different purposes for an expanded learning program site visit.

More than just Meetings

ASAPconnect developed this resource to help TA Providers distinguish and plan for different types of meetings to make meetings more focused, intentional, and gratifying for those attending.

Safe to Bold

This capacity building framework can help teams reflect on how they might transform their ideas and activities from "safe" to "bold."



Developed by California AfterSchool Network, this resource outlines California's Quality Standards and what each standard should look like in action at the programmatic, staff, and participant level. It describes recommended uses of the standards.

Quality Self-Assessment Tool

Programs can use this tool from California AfterSchool Network to self-assess their program and make plans for program improvement. The tool focuses on big picture program design elements, as well as important considerations at the point of service.

The State of the State of Expanded Learning in COVID-19

The California AfterSchool Network is hosting nearly weekly interviews with Michael Funk, Division Director for the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division, to better help the field understand the current state of Expanded Learning during this crisis, including what guidance means for your programs.

Watch the latest virtual fireside chats.

Quick CASP: A Summer Learning Program Assessment

Developed by the National Summer Learning Association and the Summer Matters Campaign, this free and simple-to-use self-assessment helps summer learning programs improve program quality.

Quick CASP: Bundle

Includes links to a User's Guide, Quick Reference Guide, and Tutorial Videos that accompany the Quick CASP summer learning assessment.

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A compendium of tools and resources shared by the Center for Systems Awareness with the System of Support for Expanded Learning, California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division since 2016.