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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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