Executive Extra

Monthly content focused on leadership exclusively for the Executive members of NAA.

Support in Response and Recovery

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 00:00

During a recent web conference with the Grantmakers for Education OST Funders Network, National AfterSchool Association President & CEO Gina Warner and Isabelle Mussard, leader of NAA's California State Affiliate, provided an update on the work being done in the afterschool field during the uncertain time of COVID-19.

12 Ways to Engage Participants in Prerecorded Sessions

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:00

When facilitating prerecorded sessions, there are several strategies to keep participants engaged. Because facilitators are not in-person to keep participants on track, it's important to plan for and integrate engagement strategies in advance, in the session as you record it, and afterward.

Professional Learning Communities in the Expanded Learning Field

Monday, 09 March 2020 11:56

Afterschool professionals could gain knowledge and tips on professional learning communities in out-of-school time, thanks to Public Profit's Professional Learning Communities in the Expanded Learning Field resource.

Living, Teaching and Embracing 'YOU MATTER'

Monday, 09 March 2020 00:00

We spend our days helping students understand they matter and they can make a lasting impact on their communities and the world. But the success of students starts with us living it.

What’s in Store for Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week This Year

Monday, 09 March 2020 00:00

Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week (APAW), April 20 – 24, 2020, is a special time set aside each year to recognize, appreciate and advocate for those who work with young people during out-of-school hours.

Choosing SEL Curriculum for Your Program

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:00

This past summer, NAA's Executive member webinar series SEL for Kids Starts with the Adults dove into the reports that support social and emotional learning in afterschool, offered tips for choosing SEL curriculum, and guided leaders in how to assess their own emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) and determine next steps to grow.

Surviving and Thriving Together: A Decade of Progress

Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:00

As we enter a new decade, it's a time to reflect on the growth and success of the National Afterschool Association, our members, state affiliates, and the afterschool profession.

Addressing the Racial Leadership Gap in Afterschool

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:00

While efforts to professionalize the afterschool field have been underway for decades, limited attention has been paid to date on articulating a leadership pipeline or career ladders where emerging leaders can chart their professional goals and progression.

The Role of Connection in the Lives of Kids, Adults and Society

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:38

I love books. I love hearing authors read from, talk about or—in the case of nonfiction—demonstrate the practices from their books. It's especially powerful!

How to Be—and Create—Happy Campers at Work

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:20

Our screen-obsessed, competitive society makes it harder than ever to develop happy, thriving young people. But there are tried-and-true methods that can help.

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