Video Series on Expanded Learning in Providence

PASA's expanded learning approach is all about connecting the Providence community with schools and teachers. To accomplish this, PASA uses a collaborative teaching practice that brings together informal educators from some of Providence's most dynamic youth-serving organizations with formal educators from schools. For the past three years, PASA has used its summer learning program—the AfterZone Summer Scholars—to bring these collaborative teaching teams together to engage our city's middle school students in hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences that strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. These videos show the evolution of that work, as well as its effect on both educators and young people.