Webinars

NAA is pleased to offer a variety of Webinars, each designed to introduce valuable information and resources aimed at strengthening the field of afterschool.

Webinars

Thank you for your interest in these webinars from NAA! Some of the following webinars are available to our Executive members only. If you are an Executive member, please proceed with logging in. If you aren’t, and wish to join/upgrade, please click here.


UPCOMING WEBINARS

ExecutiveWebinar GraphicforWebWebinar Series: Beat Turnover: Afterschool Insights and Solutions That Stop the Churn

January 30, February 6 and February 13, 2019 1:00 PM ET
This 3-part webinar series will address the challenge of staff turnover that many leaders in afterschool face. Participants will learn important insights and uncover actionable ways to drive improvement; management mindsets and motivation that influence turnover; and key steps that lead to fast and oftentimes dramatic results!

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PAST WEBINARS

Webinar: Making Digital Learning a Reality

December 13, 2018 1:00 PM ET
We want to hear from you! In this interactive, idea-sharing session, we'll open the lines and ask attendees about where they are in their digital learning journey. We want to know:

  • How are you integrating technology into afterschool?
  • How is your program or organization using the Afterschool Tech Toolkit to support digital learning?
  • What are your challenges?
  • What are your successes?

Join us to learn from your colleagues in the industry about the process of making digital learning a reality in your program.

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Webinar: Engaging with the Afterschool Market
A special webinar for NAA's Advocate members only

October 25, 2018 1:00 PM ET
Please join us for an informal yet informational webinar where we’ll share more about the state of afterschool, the latest happenings with NAA and ways you can better engage our members to grow your brand awareness!

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Webinar: Fostering Responsible Screen Use

November 24, 2018 12:00 PM ET
We know that too much screen use can be bad for kids, but when used thoughtfully as part of the teaching and learning in your program, you can help students build skills and level the digital equity playing field. In this webinar, we'll explore how programs are setting policies and procedures to ensure screen time is used effectively and safely in programs.

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Webinar: Access Technology and Devices for Your Program

October 24, 2018 12:00 PM ET
If you want to facilitate digital learning in your program, you're going to need real devices and / or equipment for youth to explore. It can be challenging to decide what equipment and support you should invest in, and how to fit these into your budget.

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Webinar: Rubik's Cube Clubs: STEM and SEL in AfterSchool

September 27, 2018 1:00 PM ET
Using the Rubik's® Cube in afterschool programs will engage your students in a variety of ways! Rubik's Cube units and lessons address a variety of STEM concepts and critical thinking skills. They also foster positive peer collaboration and helps teach many life lessons such as following directions, perseverance, memorization and focus.

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Webinar: Embed Technology into Your Program

September 13, 2018 12:00 PM ET
Digital learning happens when technology is seamlessly woven into the fabric of a great program - a powerful tool to help you get to positive youth outcomes; not an end in itself.

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Webinar: Promote Digital Learning in Afterschool

August 13, 2018 12:00 PM ET
Implementing digital learning in meaningful ways requires the support and effort of all of your stakeholders. In this session, you will learn how to create a communication plan in order to promote and to gain support for digital learning in your afterschool program. In addition, you will practice creating or improving your messaging about digital learning in your program and learn to tailor your message to varied audiences.

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ExecutiveWebinar GraphicforWebSummer Leadership Webinar Series

Staff Up! Recruiting and Retaining Quality People  |  June 28, 2018
Presented by Marissa Badgley, ExpandED Schools

Given high rates of staff turnover in afterschool programs across the country, this webinar will provide an overview of best and promising practices for recruiting and retaining the “right” people in school and afterschool settings. We will explore systems and policies that get in the way of doing this work effectively and how to improve these systems and policies in ways that ensure sustainability and long-term success of our programs.

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Leading with Focus - How to Engage Your Employees  |  July 26, 2018
Presented by Stacy Litteral and Ann Tancioco, Kids' Country

 Leadership is a journey, not a destination. In this session, you will learn how to navigate that journey to ensure you engage staff at the highest level possible, making the greatest impact on those you serve.

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Proactive Management - Preventing Program Fires  |  August 2, 2018
Presented by Justin Hensley, Tori Schwarzlose and Jeff Miller, After-School All-Stars

With our programming experience, we can put out any “program fires” ourselves. But have we developed the tools and practices that help minimize their chances of occurring, or empowered and equipped our staff to do it themselves? In this session, we’ll dive into the approaches, habits, and best practices that define proactive managers.

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Webinar: Train Staff to Use Technology in Your Program

July 25, 2018 12:00 PM ET
Technology is a constantly changing field. In this session, we’ll explore ways to connect emerging and changing technology to your team’s daily goals and their work with students. We’ll help you create professional development for digital learning that allows staff to learn new material, practice skills and reflect on experiences. You’ll leave this session with an understanding of key digital learning competencies, a plan for capitalizing on existing staff expertise and experiences to build professional development and strategies to incorporate digital learning into your hiring processes.

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Webinar: Data-Driven Decision Making: From Myth to Reality

July 19, 2018 1:00PM ET
Presented by Hello Insight

Many afterschool programs today are expected to serve more young people with fewer resources than ever before. How can program evaluation data help you make good decisions and use resources wisely?

Join us for a virtual workshop on becoming a high-impact learning organization! We'll review strategies for making sure feedback obtained from program evaluation finds its way into daily practice easily and effectively.

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Webinar: Recognizing the Benefits of Cloud-Based Childcare Software

June 19, 2018 1:00PM ET
Presented by EZChildTrack

Utilizing web-based software helps afterschool programs increase parent involvement, empowers staff and streamlines operations.

If you’ve considered switching to a web-based software you won’t want to miss this informative webinar!

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Webinar: Vision Setting for Digital Learning in Your Program

June 22, 2018 12:00PM ET
Access to meaningful digital learning is a key component in preparing young people for academic and post-secondary success in the 21st century. In order to successfully integrate digital learning into afterschool activities, programs should identify a vision that drives planning and ongoing learning. Through hands-on activities and discussion during this webinar, afterschool practitioners will explore the process ofcreating a shared vision for digital learning in their afterschool programs. You will leave the webinar having identified the first step in a visioning process.

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Expert Perspectives: Building Social and Emotional Skills in Afterschool (Webinar with Afterschool Alliance)

June 6, 2018
OST programs can have a huge impact on youth through SEL skills development. In this webinar co-hosted by NAA, Afterschool Alliance and National League of Cities, we'll dive deep into research and identifying cost-effective strategies for improving SEL in OST programs.

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Webinar: Bring Digital Learning Equity to Your Program

May 31, 2018 12:00PM ET
It has become imperative for youth to have access to digital resources and learning to fully participate in 21st Century social, civic and economic life. During this webinar you will learn about the digital divide, which describes the socio-economic disparities that arise from lack of access to digital resources and learning and how lack of equity impacts young people’s future outcomes. You will leave with steps you can implement immediately to bring digital learning equity to your school and program with help from strategies provided by the Afterschool Tech Toolkit, made possible by support from Google for Education.

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Webinar: Be a Digital Learning Champion in Your Program

May 22, 2018 12:00PM ET
Meaningful digital learning is a critical component in preparing young people for civic, academic and post-secondary participation in the 21st century. Yet, there are wide disparities in digital access between young people from lower-income communities and their higher income peers. Join us for a lively panel discussion to learn about the importance of digital learning in increasing educational opportunities for young people and how afterschool programs can play a key role in increasing digital access and use.

You will also be introduced to an exciting new tool, the Afterschool Tech Toolkit, to assist you in starting, expanding, and/or deepening digital learning in your program. The Afterschool Tech Toolkit is made possible by support from Google.

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Webinar: Ask, Listen, Learn: Incorporating Alcohol Education Into Your Program

March 8, 2018 1:00PM EST
Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix is Responsibility.org’s premier alcohol education program. Created for youth ages 9-12 and their parents and educators, the program aims to encourage kids to say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking.

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Webinar: Best Practices for Implementing Robotics and Coding Into Your Afterschool Program

February 20, 2018 1:00PM EST
There's no question that Robotics and Coding are critical in education for today's youth. The statistics speak for themselves. In the coming decade, millions of jobs will be lost to technology, while millions of new jobs will be created. The afterschool environment is a great setting for teaching robotics and coding but where do you start? Join Mimetics, inventor of the Jade Robot, for this free webinar.

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Webinar: 4 Easy Strategies to Build Supportive Afterschool Relationships

January 30, 2018 1:00PM EST
Learn easy routines and fun activities from the Sanford Harmony SEL Program to build supportive relationships in your afterschool program!

We’ll share how to gather your students for “Meet Up” to increase respect, kindness and teamwork and how to use “Buddy Up” activities to help your students build new friendships. You’ll also enjoy free giveaways and discover how to bring Harmony materials and training to your afterschool program for no cost!

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ExecutiveWebinar GraphicforWebWebinar: Go All-In On Your Own Development

December 7, 2017 1:00PM ET
Tired of gambling on your own development or maybe you’re just tired? As leaders, we know that professional development is important, but many times we leave our development up to someone else or to chance. In this session, Go All-In on Your Own Development, NAA Vice President, Heidi Ham, will talk about the turning point in her own leadership journey, address why it’s so hard for leaders to focus on their own development and why it’s so important, and share tips and tools that will motivate you to go all-in to continue to build the knowledge and skills needed to lead successfully.

This webinar is only available to Executive level members. To join or upgrade to the Executive level, click here.

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ExecutiveWebinar GraphicforWebWebinar: Leadership: It's Lonely at the Top

May 4, 2017 1:00PM EST
Let's face it - it's tough to be a leader. Managing staff conflicts, worrying about funding, struggling to build positive Board relationships - too often leaders feel that have no one they can turn to for ideas, support and encouragement. Join this webinar to discuss strategies to build your connections as a leader - both in your local community and in the broader field of afterschool.

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ExecutiveWebinar GraphicforWebWebinar: Mastering Your Leadership Game

February 23, 2017 1:00PM EST
In the game of leadership are you playing to win or playing not to lose? Strong Afterschool Leaders lead Strong Teams who run Strong Programs that deliver positive results for children and youth. But how do you develop as a strong leader? What do you need to do? How do you need to be?

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Using Data and Systems to Measure and Improve Youth Progress
October 18, 1:00 EST
Presented by Exponent Partners

Afterschool organizations are increasingly finding that tracking and managing data is crucial to improving programs, increasing organizational efficiency, and ensuring fidelity to your program model. Funders also are increasingly asking for proof, based on results and outcomes, that your work is making an impact. These complex data requirements necessitate processes and systems that help your staff collect and analyze data without taking them away from their work with youth for too long. Whether you are just getting started tracking data about your programs or looking to put a system in place, this webinar will cover how to formalize your processes for tracking data, use systems to analyze that data, and incorporate learnings into your programs. We’ll also hear a case study from Urban Initiatives about their data journey.

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ExecutiveWebinar GraphicforWebEffective Budgeting for your Afterschool Program
September 29, 1:00 EST
Presented by FMA

Effective budgeting is one of the key ways to ensure that your afterschool program is using your resources in the most strategic way and that your organization is financially sustainable into the future. This webinar offers many tips on budgeting and tips. This webinar is only available to Executive level members. To join or upgrade to the Executive level, click here

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15-Minute Webinar Series

April 2015
Engaging Youth in Langauge and Literacy.

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