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.

SEL Skills and Employability

The research is clear: Employers are looking for skills that go beyond content knowledge. Recognizing the knowledge, attitudes and skills that ultimately contribute to success in the workplace is a priority for educators and employers. One aspect of employability that has gained attention in recent years is the need for strong social and emotional skills in order to be successful in the workplace.

To understand this better, American Institute for Research (AIR) has developed two new resources on employability skills and social and emotional learning (SEL) for the afterschool field:

The brief and tool provide an overview of the research, as well as tips and information on how to support key employability skills through SEL. Use them to help your afterschool program develop the next generation of quality workers!