News

Check out the latest news about NAA and special announcements pertinent to the field of afterschool.

Monday, 18 February 2019 17:00

My Afterschool Story: Tania Tauer

To build the capacity of the afterschool field, it's important for afterschool professionals and leaders to understand the variety of career pathways and opportunities available to them. Heidi Ham, NAA VP of Programs and Strategy, sat down with Tania Tauer, Ph.D., and asked her to share the story of her afterschool career path to date.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:20

STEM in Afterschool: Rise Up at NAA19!

Did you know that the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for STEM professional development?

Published in Convention Articles
Monday, 24 September 2018 16:12

Are You Enthusiastic About STEM?!

eCYBERMISSION, an Army Educational Outreach Program, is a free web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6-9.

As the voice of the afterschool profession and the professional association for the field, NAA is positioned to be the industry-recognized credentialing body for STEM facilitation skills and other afterschool content areas.

Published in News
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:33

Decoding STEM/STEAM: New Report Released

The Toy Association, NAA Corporate Advisory Board member and co-partner in the new Play Ambassador program, has released Decoding STEM/STEAM.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10:01

5 Ways to Spark STEM Interest in Girls

The loss of interest and engagement in STEM programs and careers for girls is well documented. And while women make up half of the workforce, only 29 percent participate in STEM careers, with even lower numbers in computer science. Karen Peterson, CEO of National Girls Collaborative Project, shares her thoughts.

Think back to your childhood: What are your fondest memories? Did you play outside? Did you use your imagination? Did you play in groups? How much time did you spend alone in front of a screen?

This fall marks the first time that cohorts of afterschool leaders will learn how to coach their own staff in seeing, recording and practicing vital skills needed for effective STEM facilitation.

Published in Executive Extra
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:45

Question Everything!

i. Why is it important to teach STEM with hands-on activities?
ii. Why do you think that?
iii. What personal examples do you have of successfully teaching a hands-on activity?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:06

Measuring Up for STEM: Imperial or Metric?

From recipes and crafts to deciding if a new sofa can fit in the living room, the ability to measure and estimate sizes and amounts is an extremely important STEM and life skill young people need to master.

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