The NAA PLCs are designed to inspire meaningful connections where participants join expert facilitators for collaborative guided learning experiences focused on the most important topics in afterschool. Over six to eight weeks starting mid-March, each PLC experience includes: a minimum of five hours live virtual facilitated interactive learning; up to five hours of self-paced learning activities; an NAA certificate of completion showing 10+ PD hours; and an end of PLC celebration.
Spring PLCs start mid-March and run for up to eight weeks depending on topic and facilitator design.
"The past year reinforced how important fostering connections and collaboration among afterschool professionals and leaders is to ensuring a long and lasting profession," said Gina Warner, President & CEO, NAA. "There's never been a better time to focus on your own professional growth. Now is the time to invest in learning opportunities such as the NAA PLCs, digging deeper and building your skills to best serve the young people and communities who need you."
The cost to participate is $150 per PLC and the registration deadline for spring cohorts is March 5, 2021. Participation is limited, so register today!
SPRING 2021 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES:
- Superpowers for Supervisors
Facilitator: Marissa Badgley, Founder & CEO, Reloveution | CKCs Content Area 10; Community Designed For CKCs Level 3, Emerging and Developing Leaders.
- Developing Essential STEM Facilitation Skills
Facilitator: Perrin Chick, ACRES Project at Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance | CKCs Content Areas 1-5; Community Designed For CKCs Levels 2 and 3, Developing and Proficient Professionals.
- Best Summer Ever! Leveraging the Summer Learning Toolkit for Continuous Improvement
Facilitators: Desiree Morales, Ryan Berlin and Katie Willse, The Learning Agenda | CKCs Content Areas: 1-5, 9-10; Community Designed for CKCs Levels 2-4, Developing, Proficient, and Advanced Professionals and Leaders.
- Walking the Talk of Equity and Inclusion: Creating Culturally Agile Skills and Spaces in Youth Development
Facilitator: Marcy Peake, Counselor and Consultant, The Center for Cultural Agility | CKCs Content Areas 1-6; Community Designed for CKCs Level 3, Proficient Professionals and/or Emerging Leaders.
- Leading with an Equity and Inclusion Mindset
Facilitators: Jen Siaca Curry, Ed.D. and Darise JeanBaptiste, Change Impact; Chris Hudson, Camp Highlight | CKCs Content Areas 6, 9-10; Community Designed for CKCs Level 4, Advanced Professionals and/or Developing Leaders.
- For Afterschool Professionals: Social-Emotional Learning and Wellness
Facilitator: Julia Gabor, kid-grit | CKCs Content Area 10; Community Designed for CKCs Level 1-4, Entry through Advanced Professionals and Leaders, or anyone ready for a renewed focus on self-care.
- Maximizing Impact: How Transformative Social Emotional Skill Building Can Energize Your Leadership and Improve Staff/Student Engagement
Facilitator: Erika Petrelli, The Leadership Program | CKCs Content Areas 9-10; Community Designed for CKCs Levels 3-4, Proficient and Advanced Professionals and Leaders.
Learn more by visiting the NAA Professional Learning Communities page.
Courtesy of NAA.