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.

6 Tips to Survive Work with THAT Person

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:37

We all know THAT Person at work—the one whose personality doesn't really click with yours. Or anyone else's, for that matter, which makes spending an entire work day, a portion of the day, or even the 20-minute morning brief with them ... difficult. Instead of suffering through another long day, here are six tips to help you survive working with THAT Person, to ensure you have a good day.

Fuel Your Dream Project with Crowdfunding

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:55

Do you have an amazing idea, but no clue how to raise the funds to get it off the ground? Consider crowdfunding as a viable option.

Team Up for Collaboration

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:53

"Two heads are better than one."

This age-old adage contains a lot of wisdom when related to incorporating best teaching practices for STEM: The ability to collaborate is essential in our modern, information-rich workplace.

STEM in Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:07

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

HEPA Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:05

Did you know that the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for professional development supporting healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in afterschool?

Behind the Scenes: Creating a Convention Participants Love

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:17

The NAA Convention is an incredible four days, bringing together afterschool professionals and leaders for networking, learning and inspiration. Year after year, we hear from participants that their No. 1 reason for attending Convention is the learning opportunities. With more than 200 top-quality, engaging sessions covering almost any topic you can think of, led by experts in the field, it's easy to see why professional learning is a highlight of Convention.

Be a Leader People Trust

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:14

Leadership development is a lifelong quest; it's an art, a discipline, a balance of many traits. One challenge for leaders is how to be authentic in the difficult situations we face each day.

A Look at Literacy: Raider’s ARK

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 13:51

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, recently honored Raider's ARK in the Arcadia School District in Arcadia, Wisconsin, for demonstrated excellence in helping develop literacy skills of English language learner students.

Just Listen

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 05:48

If you're reading this, chances are you're an educator who has a deep level of concern for our young people and how they're thriving or—more important—how they may NOT be thriving these days. The statistics* and our firsthand experiences tell a sad story about our teens today.

Out and About in Atlanta: A Local’s Favorite Spots

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 05:42

Christine Javier, Educational Consultant for and Founder of the Learning Ridge, LLC, offers insight on her favorite hotspots near the Convention site at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

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