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.

When Helen Wang launched 6crickets.com in 2014, her goal was to help parents like herself find the best enrichment for their children during the out-of-school time hours.

What happens when educators and leaders give youth the opportunity to use their voices and make choices? Perrin Chick, STEM Education Specialist and ACRES Project Manager for Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, offers her perspective.

Studies show that healthy, active children learn better, perform better academically and experience fewer behavioral problems.

Published in Executive Extra
Monday, 20 August 2018 09:24

Lessons From Italy

In June, NAA's International Learning Exchange (ILE) took place in Rome, Italy—where there were many lessons learned, visions shared and leaders leaving feeling inspired to impact their communities. Devan Blackwell, M.A., an Executive Member of NAA, has outlined his five key takeaway ideas from the event.

Published in Executive Extra

As a new school year approaches, planning ahead financially is usually in the front of every afterschool leader's mind—though finding helpful resources can sometimes be a challenge.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:02

Diving Into the Unknown

Running head-first into the new school year can be a stressful time for the whole family. See what Erika Petrelli, The Leadership Program's Vice President of Leadership Development, has to say about confronting the unknown and the fear of "what if."

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 10:49

4 Tips for Afterschool Program Cultivation

Whether your 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) program is funded for the foreseeable future or not, it can still be a challenge to expand on current program offerings or keep lights on due to budgetary limitations.

Postive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is widely used in schools because it works.

We invite you to join NAA, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) Education Policy Fellowship Program and The Freedom '64 Project for a Civil Rights Learning Journey, from Jackson, Mississippi, to Birmingham, Alabama, taking place November 25 – 28, 2018. 

More than 2,300 children have recently suffered the traumatic experience of being forcibly separated from their parents at the United States border.

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