#NAA17 Top 25 Presenters

The National AfterSchool Association leadership team is excited to announce the list of NAA17 Top 25 Presenters.

The presenters, who were selected by convention participants for their great workshop content and dynamic presentation styles, help create the wonderful convention experience that our community has come to expect. These presenters are truly special and NAA is grateful to have them join us in the development of afterschool professionals!

Based on session evaluations from the convention app, the top 25 sessions are listed below, based on a 1-5 rating with 5 being the highest possible score. Evaluation data and feedback will be shared with presenters.

Highest Rated Sessions from #NAA17

How to Talk to Kids About Tough Topics Deborah Gilboa, MD,  AskDoctorG.com
Integrating Stories with STEM in Afterschool Meredith Fraysure, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
Powerful Training, Powerful Trainers Gale Gorke, Kids Kan Inc.
Tap Into STEM: Hands-on Inquiry Using Water Andy Allan, Andy the Science Wiz
Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude & The Poverty, Hunger, and Homeless Effect Albert Wright, Wright One Training
Catch Some Sun with NASA! Jeffrey Nee, NASA
I Matter, You Matter, We Matter: Creating A New Normal with Every Monday Matters Matthew Emerzian, Every Monday Matters; Carola Secada, Every Monday Matters
What’s EQ Got to Do With It? EQ After School Kari Knutson, Knutson Consulting
30 Freebies in a Flash Sarah Brightwell, Bright Consulting Services
Bringing the Maker Movement to Your Program & 3D Printing: What You Need to Know Shawn Grimes, Digital Harbor Foundation; Stephanie Grimes, Digital Harbor Foundation
Rockstar Readiness: Employment Skills in Action! & Southwest to Starbucks: Customer Service at Work! Salvador Garcia, Leading to Change; Eric Rowles, Leading To Change
Beats and Bars: DJing from STEM Perspective Timiya Clark, Public Health Management Corporation
The Softer Side of Leadership Erika Petrelli, The Leadership Program
Building Affirming Spaces for LGBTQ Youth Abigail Bettini, Self-Employed
LET US Play: A New Approach to Old Games Chuck Steinfurth, South Carolina Alliance of YMCAs
1 Bag of Materials = 4 Hands-on STEM Activities Kristi Anderson, Girlstart; Kathleen Fischer, Girlstart; Itzel Gutierrez, Girlstart; Ellen Quigley, Girlstart
Reel Talk: Using STEM and Film to Foster Youth Voices Maggie Goodman, Museum of Science and Industry; Gail Hutchison, Museum of Science and Industry-Chicago
Get Hands-on with Science in Afterschool! Kelly Reddin, LEGO Education
Great Art Practices: The A in STEAM Rachel Kessler, OregonASK
It's All Fun and Games for Indoors Kelly Jimenez, Pasco County School Board PLACE; Jeanine Mouret, Place (21st Century Star Academy)
A Multipronged Approach to Licensing Compliance Kathy Doxsee, The Campagna Center; Randy Gore, The Campagna Center
You Gotta Laugh! LOL to Enrich Your Program! Clint Darr, Missouri Afterschool Network
Retaining Your "Four Leaf Clover" Staff Stacy Litteral, Kids' Country
It's in the Bag: Creating a Bag of Tricks Kathryn King, Kids Included Together
Leadership: How Students Become Second-to-None Joseph Moheban, 220 Youth Leadership; Matthew Moheban, 220 Youth Leadership

Honorable Mentions

Behavior Management Super Tools for Super Programs Chelsea Ashcraft, Children's Choice; Mike Ashcraft, Children's Choice
Creating Consistency in the Quality of Programming Annemarie Grassi, Open Doors Academy
The ART of Communication Sally K. Carter, Tap In Leadership Academy