Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Sporting Into Life

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:53

Every time I hit a tennis ball, my life flashes before my eyes.

5 NAA19 Sessions to Be Excited About!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:47

Each year, the NAA Convention brings together more than 2,000 afterschool professionals and leaders to get inspired, connect and learn. Educational sessions are the heart of NAA Convention and offer more than 11.5 hours of professional development.

Her Time To Play

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:06

The National AfterSchool Association has embarked on a partnership with the NBA and WNBA along with their recently launched program Her Time To Play, a national grassroots initiative developed to inspire girls ages 7 – 14 to play basketball in a positive and healthy way.

Afterschool Guide to Homework Systems

Thursday, 06 December 2018 00:00

The NAA Afterschool Guide to Homework Systems provides afterschool professionals with guidelines for establishing and managing a homework system that is geared toward the students, families and teachers supported by the program.

Afterschool Magic

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 12:23

What's the secret to getting children excited about afterschool activities? Some afterschool professionals seem to have a magic touch: They know just what to do to engage and challenge youth. And the proof of their wizardry is that children keep coming back for more!

Universal Resources: Partnerships That Work

Monday, 26 November 2018 17:04

The afterschool field is intertwined with many facets that make us one.

How Software Can Help Manage Afterschool Programs

Monday, 26 November 2018 17:01

Afterschool programs provide essential services and enrichment through the 12th grade, in many school districts.

Letter to the Editor

Monday, 19 November 2018 12:44

Dear Editor,

I read with great interest the article, "Why Millions of Teens Can't Finish Their Homework," by Alia Wong published in The Atlantic on October 30, 2018.

Extending Gratitude Throughout the Year

Monday, 19 November 2018 10:32

It's the time of year where we try to pause and take a moment to give thanks for the wonderful things in life—even through all of the things that keep us undeniably busy in our daily lives.

Social and Emotional Learning: The Secret to Teaching it is in How We Live

Monday, 19 November 2018 10:27

It's no secret that things are, well ... a bit off these days. In our current social, cultural and political climates, we're witnessing a shift in attitude.

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