Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

EZCare Empowers Families to Help Children Succeed in School

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:10

When parents participate in their children's education, everybody wins.

Rock Afterschool with Three Fundamental Values of Music Education

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:53

"Pop Music tells you everything's OK, while rock music tells you that it is not OK, but you change it."

In Defense of Science

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:56

Working in the private and public sectors, I have been involved in science education for over 20 years. From parents and principals, to CEOs and administrators, I am passionate and accustomed to fighting for STEM. Today, I need to speak about something more fundamental.

2 X 2 in Afterschool: Yikes, Math!

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:04

Yikes, math! Unfortunately, the sentiment is often shared by young people and adults alike. Math has a bad rap in the United States, and this attitude reflects in the country's test scores.

4 Projects to Help Meet Your Goals in 2017

Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:33

What are your organizational resolutions for the New Year?

5 Tips to Make Networking Less Scary and More Successful

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 06:42

Networking. Lots of people talk about it, but what is it, where does it happen, and how do you do it effectively?

Virtual Convention 2016 Recap

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 04:58

This past November, NAA offered for the second consecutive year a Virtual Convention for Afterschool Professionals, which packaged the top-rated workshops from the 2016 NAA Annual Convention and delivered them in a convenient online format.

"E" is for Engineering

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 04:54

Scientists study what already exists. They examine the world around them to understand how it works.

New Digital Learning Grant Opportunity

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 10:01

On January 2, 2017, the Susan Crown Exchange (SCE) launched the Digital Learning Challenge, a new initiative focused on gaining and sharing knowledge about how digital tools and practices can promote the development of skills for the workforce and positive community participation in youth.

Studies Show Active Kids Do Better

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 04:34

The research is clear: If we want students to succeed academically, we need to teach them to take care of their bodies and encourage them to exercise regularly.