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.

Compassion and Fighting the Good Fight

Monday, 03 August 2020 18:52

"Mr. Jansen, I might be dying. I got diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. In case I pass away, I want you to be there."

A Facilitator’s Guide to Remote and Socially Distanced SEL Instruction in Out-of-School Time

Monday, 03 August 2020 18:49

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many young people need meaningful connection and social-emotional support—now more than ever before.

Let’s Talk the Future of Afterschool: Open for Summer, Preparing for Fall

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:19

NAA's fifth Let's Talk the Future of Afterschool conversation, held July 1, 2020, welcomed Ann Tancioco, Executive Director of Kids' Country, and focused on how the organization opened its sites in early June, including the steps it took to reopen and what's being planned for fall.

Reimagining Staff Development in the World of COVID-19

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 11:53

No matter what happens in your region in terms of reopening in the fall, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely forever changed the youth development and afterschool landscape for communities, families, students, and staff alike.

Let’s Talk the Future of Afterschool: Five Ways to Provide for the Other Half of Education Amid the Coronavirus

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 00:00

NAA's fourth Let's Talk the Future of Afterschool conversation, held June 17, 2020, welcomed Jen Siaca Curry of Change Impact, and Alison Overseth of Partnership for Afterschool Education (PASE), and focused on five ways to provide for the other half of education amid the coronavirus.

Let’s Talk the Future of Afterschool: Open for Summer, Preparing for Fall

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:53

NAA's fifth Let's Talk the Future of Afterschool, held July 1, 2020, welcomed Ann Tancioco, Executive Director of Kids' Country.

WERA-IRN Extended Education Shares Statement on Youth During COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 12:31

The World Education Research Association – International Research Network Extended Education chairs recently released a statement concerning the situation of children and youth worldwide during the COVID-19 crisis.

Live Sessions for Support and Growth

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 11:03

The ACRES Project through Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) has many new opportunities for you!

Resources for Coordinating with Schools to Reopen

Monday, 06 July 2020 16:23

Many states are issuing guidance documents to help communities prepare to reopen schools in the fall. If you haven't done so already, reach out now to school administrators to ensure afterschool is not an afterthought. Here are some tips and tools to help you get started.

Collaborating and Assessing Reopening Scenarios

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:03

As many schools and afterschool programs do their best to assess how to move forward with serving young people during the pandemic, many leaders, such as Tiffany Lillie, Director, Community Resource Development, Framingham Public Schools, say community task forces are piecing together what the future may look like, including planning to go fully remote in the fall if needed.

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