The NAA community is fortunate to have a variety of out-of-school time professionals committed to program quality for young people, families, and team members in the field. Each of our speakers for Convention are experts eager to share their experiences with participants to increase connectivity, comradery, and understanding among fellow afterschool professionals - and we are thrilled to have our partners at Scholastic bring Pam Allyn along for one of this year’s sessions.
Research (and practice) tells us that intentional social-emotional learning (SEL) programming is even more positively impactful when it’s experienced in all areas of life, not just during the school day. Join this webinar with our in-house experts and Sam Trevathan, Education Director for a Louisiana-based afterschool organization to hear tips and strategies to include research-based activities, staff training, and family engagement that are centered around SEL in your afterschool program. We'll discuss how intentional SEL can improve students personal and academic success while also enriching your K-5 OST program.
NAA’s Convention is a time for leaders to come together to network, problem-solve, and celebrate. In 2023 we are offering two invitation-only opportunities to influencers, leaders, and key stakeholders.
Calling all online learning innovators and those who want to learn from them.
Are out-of-school time employers limiting themselves by only considering degrees when hiring? Education comes in many forms, but when did we start valuing the version that comes with one paper, four years, and thousands of dollars over applicable skills? With the lasting effects of the pandemic, a potential pending recession, and continued civil unrest – all sectors are starting to move away from degree requirements and toward skills-based hiring. Is now the time for OST organizations to follow suit?
The NAA community depends on individuals committed to out-of-school time program quality for young people, families, and their teams that make it happen. NAA23 speakers are experts in the field willing to share their knowledge and experiences with attendees to increase connectivity, comradery, and understanding among fellow afterschool professionals. We are excited to have over 150 presenters for this year’s Convention and want to spotlight a few of our stand-out speakers ahead of our March 19th kick-off in Orlando.
Your squad, your posse, your people. Finding like-minded people isn’t just a pleasant discovery, it’s a basic human need. We are programmed to seek out others who can supply us with the love and sense of belonging we crave and, as social creatures, we crave those relationships. Without supportive people who accept you, understand your aspirations, and want you to thrive in life, you will likely encounter struggles that could further alienate you from important social groups and goals. At NAA23, you will have several opportunities to find your people among other dedicated Afterschool professionals.
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the voice of the afterschool profession and leading organization for the advancement of afterschool professionals and leaders, has selected 17 Out-of-School Time (OST) professionals from across the country to recognize as the NAA’s 2023 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders.
Research and practical experience suggest that readiness is critical when making a change. In out-of-school time (OST), change can take many forms—from making improvements to existing practices to implementing new activities, to revamping a program completely—but its success hinges on having strong operations, willing staff, and engaged stakeholders ready to make change happen with integrity and quality.
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