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.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:26

HEPA Afterschool: Rise Up at NAA19!

Did you know that the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for professional development supporting healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in afterschool?

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Some facts about how we learn: 80 percent of what we know is acquired through listening, which is closely connected with reading comprehension.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

Want Healthier Programs? It Starts with You!

The health and wellness of our children and youth are of paramount importance in building our nation's shared prosperity.

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:34

Want Healthier Programs? It Starts with You!

The health and wellness of our children and youth are of paramount importance in building our nation's shared prosperity.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published a new School Meal Flexibility Rule that will weaken nutrition standards aimed at reducing sodium and increasing whole grains for meals provided under the USDA's National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Are you are interested in becoming a Certified Healthy Out-of-School Time Trainer? Do you live in Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,Texas, Utah or Virginia? Complete the online application by Friday, September 29, 2017.

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Imagine the potential of empowering the 10.2 million children in afterschool programs with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, while providing them with opportunities to eat healthy and stay active.

Food is the one afterschool and summer learning program component necessary for survival. Food security is something we deal with daily.

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Monday, 13 February 2017 00:00

Step Up Your HEPA Game at NAA17

Did you know that The National Afterschool Association is a great resource for professional development supporting healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in afterschool? A recent survey of the Afterschool Today magazine readers listed NAA as a place to get valuable resources and information to improve HEPA offerings and teaching practices.

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