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.

TurnkeyPD is Back!

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 00:00

9 New Professional Development Topics!

What is TurnkeyPD? TurnKeyPD is a series of PD resources designed to help leaders build specific core knowledge and competencies of afterschool and youth development professionals.

If you are looking to engage your staff with relevant topics, or are interested in hosting discussions with other afterschool professionals, TurnkeyPD has the materials for you!

On the first Tuesday of every month, NAA will upload an engaging article or set of tips related to afterschool. Additional materials accompanying each article will include a guide with discussion points and application and reflection activities. TurnkeyPD topics align with the NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development professionals, and will include information about interactions with children and youth, youth engagement, family, school, and community partnerships; professional development, leadership, and more!

  • September 8, 2015: How to Communicate Effectively with Licensors
  • October 6, 2015: Tips for Transitioning with Kids
  • November 3, 2015: Ten Ways for Coaching Toward Youth Program Quality
  • December 8, 2015: Build a Solid Team
  • January 5, 2016: Get Your Staff Motivated!
  • February 2, 2016: Seven Tips for Positive Behavior
  • March 1, 2016: Ten Strategies for Effective Communication in Afterschool
  • April 5, 2016: Ten Transition and Wait Time Games for School-Aged Children
  • May 3, 2016: Eight Things to Remember When Integrating STEM

Click here for your downloadable TurnkeyPD article, discussion guide, and certificate.