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.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many young people need meaningful connection and social-emotional support—now more than ever before.

Supporting youths' social and emotional development is a fundamental goal of most out-of-school time programs, and with good reason.

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 00:00

Steps to Intentional SEL in OST

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a familiar concept in out-of-school-time (OST) settings.

Congress is back from its late summer recess, so it's a good time for an update on federal policy related to social and emotional learning (SEL), especially the learning that happens when school has just begun and young people are looking forward to new opportunities to grow, learn and have fun.

Hear renowned sociologist and co-founder of the Forum for Youth Investment Karen Pittman discuss her lifelong dedication to the field and what is required to create optimal environments for learning.