Professional Development

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Virtual Convention Sneak Peek!

NAA's Virtual Convention runs November 6 – 20, 2016. It's free for NAA Executive members and just $49 for Ambassador members. Here's a sneak peek at four of the awesome workshops you'll experience when you participate!

GlenDanielLET US Play: Principles to Get All Children Active
The LET US Play principles—removing lines, eliminating elimination, reducing team size, identifying uninvolved staff/children and modifying space, equipment and rules of games—help providers achieve the NAA HEPA standards. Attendees will evaluate traditional games and apply these principles through experiential game play. LET US Play resources are freely available at p2yp.org.

Presenters: Daniel Hatcher, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Robert Weaver, University of South Carolina
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 1 Child/Youth Growth and Development Levels 3-5 / Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3

EricRowlesPlaydough, STEM, and a Portable DJ
They are today's academic buzzwords: STEM, STEAM—and in some places, even "common core." But what do these mean and how are they different from 21st-century skills, state standards, et cetera? Most critically, what does it look like when applied? Designed by educators, this one-of-a-kind workshop will make STEM and STEAM come alive in the classroom!

Presenter: Eric Rowles, Leading to Change
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 1 Child/Youth Growth and Development Levels 3-5 / Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3

GaleGorkeThe Art of Inclusion: What if It Were Me?
Working with students who have Special Needs seems like a difficult prospect at best. Come gain an awareness of the challenges faced by children with disabilities and learn how you can build positive rapport and foster a positive relationship that accommodates for their needs and encourages their success.

Presenter: Gale Gorke, Kids Kan Inc.
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 1 Child/Youth Growth and Development Levels 3-5 / Content Area 2 Learning Environments and Curriculum Levels 1-3 / Content Area 4 Interactions with Children and Youth Levels 2-5

DanielHatcherGood Vibes: Setting the Tone for Youth Voice & Engagement
Face it: We're all busy. From deadlines to behavior management, it's easy to lose sight of what drives us. The passion and purpose of our work eclipsed by full inboxes and paperwork. In this short, interactive presentation, you'll learn three simple activities you can use to reflect and reconnect to the power of youth voice and authentic community engagement.

Presenter: Daniel Hatcher, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies: Content Area 5 Youth Engagement Levels 2-5

Click here for more information about Virtual Convention and how to register.

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