Out Of School Activity

The Electric Company: Extended Learning Program

Overview

The Electric Company's Extended Learning Program is based on a 1-hour activity plan. This 18-week multimedia programming experience consists of 36 sessions designed to be delivered twice a week in after-school programs and other out of school time settings. This model provides for confident and consistent implementation by including scripted group facilitation, a cluster of video clips, targeted broadband activities, individual or peer activity sheets, and take-home activities for the family. The content supports the curriculum of all 52 Electric Company episodes, including decoding, vocabulary, connected text, motivation, and math words and concepts.

Features

Key features include:

  • 36 hours of activity content for educators
  • 36 skill-building activity sheets for kids
  • 36 take-home activities for families to extend the learning at home
  • YouTube links to 3 hours of episode clips packaged into 5-minute video clusters
  • TEC ELP Orientation Training:
     – 90-minute orientation training for staff implementing ELP
     – PowerPoint presentation detailing TEC approach and curriculum specifics
     – Training script to accompany PowerPoint for staff to administer training

Resources