The inaugural National AfterSchool Association's Most Influential in Health and Wellness selections and honorable mentions are distinguished for their strong advocacy for and support of health and wellness in afterschool.

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Lately I've had some great conversations with organizations who are considering marketing their offerings to the afterschool market. They've had success in other educational markets and see afterschool as a viable opportunity.

Published in AfterSchool of Thought
Thursday, 02 February 2017 00:00

Step Up Your STEM Game at NAA17

Did you know that The National Afterschool Association is a great resource for STEM professional development? In a recent survey of the afterschool community, 98% of respondents listed NAA as a place to get valuable resources and information to improve STEM offerings and teaching practices.

Published in Convention Articles
Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:33

4 Projects to Help Meet Your Goals in 2017

What are your organizational resolutions for the New Year?

Looking for resources to help you, your teammates, or your staff integrate computer science in afterschool? Following are 20 helpful websites, articles, and organizations:

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 04:26

School Choice and Afterschool: What I Know

With the nomination last week of Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, it is widely accepted that school choice will play a large role in the new presidential administration. What does this mean for afterschool?

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This year we lost several great musicians—first Prince and David Bowie, and then last week we said goodbye to two musical legends, Leon Russell and Leonard Cohen.

Many of us are aware that daily reading and literacy activity can enhance vocabulary, increase comprehension and develop an understanding about story structure, among other skills.

Yesterday, my daughter came home from school and told me they were getting a new student in class today and that he doesn't speak any English at all. As a parent trying to encourage—and practice!—inclusion, I asked "How do you think he must be feeling? How can you make him feel included?"

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Tuesday, 05 January 2016 00:00

5 People to Meet: NAA Convention

We've been working hard to line up the best guests and presenters for the NAA Annual Convention in March 2016. Here's a sampling of who will be available to answer your questions and offer inspiration throughout your time in Orlando!

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