Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. In addition, NAA offers a variety of opportunities for virtual professional development (PD) through meaningful content, conversations and connections. Click here to see full descriptions of virtual PD offerings.

Webinar Series: Engaging Youth in Language & Literacy

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 00:00

In the same time it takes to check your e-mail, you can boost your professional expertise in the areas of language and literacy for your afterschool program! Join the National AfterSchool Association in partnership with the Youth Today Out-of-School Time Hub for a unique webinar series consisting of four 15-minute webinars on engaging youth in language and literacy during out-of school time (OST).

  • Learn proven techniques developed and used by afterschool professionals.
  • Understand how language and literacy can be implemented in a variety of ways through community building, art, sports, and cooking.
  • Receive valuable materials with activities and ideas you can immediately begin implementing in your program.

All webinars will be on Thursdays from 1:30 – 1:45 p.m., EST. To join, please click here.

April 9: Building Community and English Language Skills in OST
April 16: Engaging OST Youth in Language and Literacy Through Art
April 23: Score! Engaging OST Youth in Language and Literacy Through Sports
April 30: Cooking Up English Language Learning in OST

The series is funded by the Robert Bowne Foundation and is free to all participants.