In the same time it takes to check your e-mail, you can boost your professional expertise in the areas of language and literacy for your afterschool program! Join the National AfterSchool Association in partnership with the Youth Today Out-of-School Time Hub for a unique webinar series consisting of four 15-minute webinars on engaging youth in language and literacy during out-of school time (OST).
Implementing a Quality Improvement System: Changing Process, Changing Mindset, Changing Outcomes.
Adopting a continuous program quality improvement model is challenging; change can be uncomfortable, and system implementation can be a long process.
Starting with the End in Mind—Using School and Community Needs Assessments to Design High-Impact Afterschool Programs.
In this episode, we talk with Derryck Fletcher of the Y of Central Maryland—the state's largest provider of youth development programs. During our conversation we discuss the importance of cultivating strong partnerships with schools and families to develop high-quality afterschool programs that meet children where they are.
The theme of #NAA2015 is "Passionate Professionals, Powerful Stories" because we all have a story—and it's time to share yours! In a few words, tell your story in our downloadable graphic, snap a picture, and share using #MyAfterschoolStory. Inspire others today!
The investment centerpiece—a STEM-related micro-credential and digital badge series—offered by NAA and developed with Click2SciencePD, will serve as a validated, industrywide indicator that afterschool staff have the requisite competencies to facilitate STEM learning across a variety of settings.
How to Conference like a True AfterSchool Professional: Tips for First-Time NAA Convention Attendees
How to Conference like a True Afterschool Professional: Tips for NAA Convention Attendees
As a convention attendee, you'll experience informative and varied professional development sessions, exhibits, and the best networking with like-minded afterschool professionals. These tips will help you personalize your learning and plan a fun and engaging experience:
When was the last time you thought about how employees' e-mails represented your program? With the increased use of social media, texting, and Google docs or other project management software, you may have allowed your or your employees' e-mail standards to slide. But be careful: E-mail is still the most used communication tool in business today, which is why sharing e-mail etiquette and format standards is critical.
The National Afterschool Association (NAA) has been awarded funding from the Noyce Foundation to develop the first-ever afterschool STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) credential. The investment centerpiece -- a STEM-related micro-credential and digital badge series -- offered by NAA and developed with Click2SciencePD, will serve as a validated, industry-wide indicator that afterschool staff have the requisite competencies to facilitate STEM learning across a variety of settings.
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is calling all students in grades five through eight for another year of groundbreaking science exploration.