The Afterschool Guide to Social and Emotional Learning


The Afterschool Guide to SEL is a compilation of a variety of resources to help afterschool professionals better understand SEL, the competencies and the role SEL plays within afterschool programs.

Summer to Discover 2019

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Afterschool programs often play a critical role in keeping kids learning, safe and healthy during the summer months, too.

Webinar: Maximizing Your Participation at the NAA 2019 Annual Convention

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March 7, 2019

Time: 1:00pm

If you’re exhibiting at the 2019 NAA Annual Convention, you won’t want to miss this pre-event webinar!

Please join us for and informal yet informational webinar about how to make the most of your time and investment at the NAA 2019 Annual Convention coming this March in New York City!

Topics we'll cover include:

  • Schedule overview, set up and tips for how to make the most of the scheduled time with participants
  • Making your exhibit space work for you!
  • Lead generation
  • Networking tips for outside of the learning expo
  • Post-convention follow up & marketing tips


Presented by:

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Gina Warner
President & CEO
of NAA

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Jayme Washam
Director of Event Services
at Event Planning Concepts

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Jill Carroll
NAA Marketing & Media Consultant
with Serendipity Media

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Special Invitation for Leaders in Afterschool!

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Welcome, Afterschool Leader! The 2019 NAA Annual Convention (NAA19) coming to New York City, March 15-18, includes targeted opportunities designed for leaders to connect, share and learn.

This year, we’re hosting a slate of “invite only” leadership events that include special opportunities - opportunities to network with other key leaders, special guests and to lend your valuable voice in support of afterschool and afterschool professionals.

Please review the leadership session schedule below.

Friday, March 15
2:30-5:00 p.m.
Social Emotional Learning: Foundations and Futures (Invite only)

Interact with authors of the new volume, Social Emotional Learning: Foundations and Futures, while examining the foundations of social emotional learning in child and youth development community programs. The session will illustrate current cutting-edge practices in systems as well as programs, grapple with measurement, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of positioning afterschool and summer opportunities as not only contributors but leaders in this rapidly growing field.

Saturday, March 16
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Creating a System to Fund Afterschool Professional Development (Invite only)

Share your experiences and ideas as we create a call to action to fund and sustain professional development for afterschool staff and leaders.

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Conversation with New York Times bestselling author and NAA19 keynote speaker, Gretchen Rubin (Invite only)

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Recommended Leadership Intensives

  • It's Time to Address Equity in Leadership
    Presented by: Jimena Quiroga Hopkins, Development Without Limits; Ruth Obel Jorgensen, California School-Age Consortium·
  • Hands, Heart, Head: Moving Evidence to Innovation
    Presented by: Charles Smith, Q-Turn; Denice Williams, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development; Hillary Salmons, Providence After School Alliance; Jessica Donner, Every Hour Counts

4:15-5:15 p.m.
Recommended Session

  • Social-Emotional Learning in OST: Exclusive Briefing and Input Session
    Presented by: Heidi Ham, National AfterSchool Association; Joan Cole Duffell and Angela Fountas, Committee for Children

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Celebration of Leadership Reception (Invite only)

Join us for a special evening as we recognize NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders 2019 honorees and honor Ellen Gannett of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time for her decades of leadership in the field of afterschool.

Sunday, March 17
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Facilitated Conversation with NAA19 keynote speaker and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama teacher, Melody Herzfeld (Invite only)

12:45-2:45 p.m.
Recommended Leadership Intensives

  • Virtualizing Your Professional Development
    Presented by: Perrin Chick, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance·
  • Beat Turnover: Afterschool Leader Must-Knows
    Presented by: Dr. Michele Wilkens and Mina Patel from Right At School, LLC. *Sponsored by Eleyo


 When registering for NAA19, use the invitation code NAA19InviteOnly. Using this code will secure your space for the “invite only” sessions and ensure that you receive further details. If you've already registered, please contact us at to have the invitation code added to your registration.

Beat Turnover: Afterschool Insights and Solutions that Stop the Churn

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Presented by: Dr. Michele Wilkens
Chief Academic Officer, Right At School
Board of Directors, National AfterSchool Association

Sponsored by:

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This 3-part webinar series addresses 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!

It is reserved for Executive members. Not yet an Executive member? Upgrade today!

Part 1 - Starting on the Surface
January 30, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Beating afterschool staff turnover begins with solid knowledge but there is often misunderstanding about what retention and turnover are (and what they aren't), how it impacts different stakeholders and who in the organization is THE key to transforming outcomes so great workers stay. In this first of three webinars, learn important insights from Dr. Michele Wilkens’ international study on afterschool turnover that will help you examine your organization and uncover actionable insights to drive improvement!


Part 2 - Uncovering Barriers & Solutions
February 6, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 PM

The key to impacting frontline staff turnover is in the folks who manage them but what if they’re unknowingly keeping themselves from succeeding? In the second part of this webinar series, Dr. Wilkens shares surprising results of her study of afterschool managers’ mindsets and motivation that can either perpetuate or turnaround turnover.


Part 3 - Uncovering Barriers & Solutions Cont.
February 13, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Afterschool organization leaders unanimously want a reduction in turnover, but do they know which resources frontline managers need to see positive impact? In the final webinar of this series, find out the key steps Dr. Wilkens and her organization took that led to fast, dramatic results to beat turnover, benefiting children, programs, parents and the organization.

  1. First, you'll need to log in to your member account.
  2. Then visit this page to access recordings.



Not yet an Executive member? Upgrade here.


Ed Tech Market Summit

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MARCH 19, 2019

A Unique Opportunity to:

  • Learn current efforts to bring educational technology to the afterschool market
  • Meet NAA leadership and more than 2,000 afterschool professionals
  • Obtain the research on EdTech products in afterschool programs


Registrants will be invoiced $295 for attendance.

Interested in staying coming in the night before, please feel free to book your hotel room through our conference registration platform here.


Developed in close partnership with educators and afterschool professionals and with support from Google, the National AfterSchool Association’s Afterschool Tech Toolkit empowers afterschool professionals with resources and hands-on training to give students access to meaningful digital learning during outside of school hours. We are building an environment that supports the expansion and use of educational technology tools and digital learning in afterschool programs and we invite you to be a part of this work.


JaimeCasap HeadshotJaime Casap is the Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. Jaime works with educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to continuously improve the quality of education by utilizing and enabling technology capabilities.


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Contact Carole Berke at if you have any questions and to build your contacts in this dynamic and growing market!



2019 Exhibit Listing

Shouldn't your organization be listed here?

ORGANIZATION                                                                      BOOTH #
3DuxDesign 116
6crickets Inc. 216
9 Square in the Air 600
Afterschool Alliance 3A
Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM (ACRES) 302
American Pyrotechnics Safety & Education Foundation 410
Art of Stepping 1A
Blocks Rock! 500
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks 614
Box Hockey International Inc. 400
Cayen Systems 214
Cedar Fair Entertainment 412
ChildCare Education Institute 100
Click2SciencePD 408
Common Threads 12A
CommunityPass 103
Council on Accreditation 502
Darice 115
DimensionU Inc. 5A
EarthEcho International 127
Education Through Entertainment & Arts 402
Eleyo 300-301
Every Monday Matters 505
EZCare 108
EZChildTrack Childcare Management Software 202
Facebook's Engineer for the Week 110
FamilyID 129
Find Your Grind 414
First Move Chess 610
Foundations, Inc. 406
The Fund Raising School IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy 9A
Fun Express 226
Girls on the Run International 503
Global Nomads Group 416
Hidden Spring Book Company West Promenade (Level 3)
ImpressArt 119
Jackrabbit Care 306
The Jr. NBA 616
kid-grit 4A
Kinderlime 206
The Leadership Program 8A
Learning Wrap-ups, Inc. 109
Little Medical School 602
MANGO Math 504
MindWorks Resources 208
Museum of Science - EiE 107
MySchoolBucks-Heartland School Solutions 112
National AfterSchool Association (NAA) 418
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) 228
National Inventors Hall of Fame/Camp Invention 204
New York Road Runners 6A
New York State Network for Youth Success 7A
Nexplore 404
PCS Edventures! 114
Peachjar 218
Penn State Better Kid Care 200
Pitsco Education 102
The +/- Code 117
Reflection Sciences, Inc. 501
Right at School 101
S&S Worldwide 210
Sanford Harmony at National University 507
Sawyer 222
Scholastic 220
SchoolCare Works (Procare Software) 303
Science Action Club 307
Siemens STEM Day 118
Skillastics 305
Space Station Explorers - CASIS 111
Speed Stacks, Inc. 506
SSI Out of School 601
STEMfinity 104, 106
S.T.O.R.M. Program 105
Two by Two Character Development 304
U.S. Soccer Foundation 604, 606, 608
The Walking Classroom Institute 2A
World Robot Olympiad 10A
Wyman's Teen Outreach Program 125
You CAN Do the Rubik's Cube 123
Youth Communication 121




Text-Only Versions of Learning Modules

The versions of the learning modules that are linked below are text-only versions of the interactive training modules.

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Every module also has a corresponding training to help you take what you’ve read and put it into practice. Access the recorded trainings here.


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