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.

What Resources are Needed to Support Quality SEL?

Help NAA learn about your opinions and experiences with social-emotional learning (SEL) in your before- and afterschool program(s) by participating in this online survey—you could even win some cash for you or your organization in return.

Conducted by Interactive Educational Systems Design (IESD)—an independent, education-focused research institution, on behalf of developers of SEL resources—the survey will contribute to the overall understanding of SEL trends in before- and afterschool programs throughout the U.S. This in turn lends support to the development of valuable SEL resources.

If the survey is completed by October 30, 2018, you could win one of two $400 cash rewards which can be used for either you or your organization—depending on your organization's rules and regulations.

The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete—start now!

Note: If you want to enter the prize drawing without completing the survey, send an email to The subject line should read: National Survey-SEL prize drawing. Provide the following in the message box: Name, address and preferred email.

Offer above expires October 30, 2018. Drawing will be held in November 2018. Only one entry for the drawing per person. Two cash awards will be given: $400 per award. If you win a cash award, expect notification within one week of the drawing and delivery of the check in 8 to 10 weeks.

Courtesy of NAA.