Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Discovery Education, which recently partnered with the National AfterSchool Association to launch the Virtual Learning Response Fund, offers free standards-aligned digital resources that afterschool professionals could use to engage and introduce young people to careers and new experiences. Resources focus on hands-on STEM activities, social and emotional learning, health and wellness, career exploration, and financial literacy.

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Increasing STEM Accessibility

How can you engage, amaze and expand STEM learning for your afterschool students? Introducing Siemens STEM Day, a free, standards-aligned online STEM program created in partnership with Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation.

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The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is calling all students in grades five through eight for another year of groundbreaking science exploration. This exciting competition encourages students to apply critical thinking to solve a real-world problem and communicate their idea through a video submission. Discovery Education has worked with NAA to develop specific resources to help afterschool professionals implement the Young Scientist Challenge with youth in their programs.