Professional Development

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SEL Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Did you know the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for professional development supporting social-emotional learning (SEL) in afterschool?

The NAA 2018 Annual Convention—taking place in Atlanta, March 18 – 21—will feature dozens of Workshops and Spark Sessions focusing on SEL, a learning expo with exhibitors sharing programs and curriculum to enhance SEL and more!

Here are some of the SEL workshops you can experience.

  • Unpacking Workforce Readiness: SEL for All Ages
  • You Gotta Laugh! SEL Has Never Been So Fun
  • PLCs: Joining Forces for SEL and Program Quality
  • Empathy and Emotion Management in Action
  • Measuring Up! Evaluating SEL to Improve and Engage

People with a passion for SEL and how it affects youth in afterschool are encouraged to join us! NAA18's theme is Lead the Charge: Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Brilliant.

Lead the charge for SEL in afterschool by attending!

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