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.

Thursday, 06 December 2018 00:00

Afterschool Guide to Homework Systems

The NAA Afterschool Guide to Homework Systems provides afterschool professionals with guidelines for establishing and managing a homework system that is geared toward the students, families and teachers supported by the program.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 12:44

Rise Up! Passion. Purpose. Persistence.

NAA's Annual Convention is coming!

Part of my job at NAA is to communicate the importance of quality.

Published in Executive Extra
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:05

Tips for Great STEM Afterschool

From preparing young people with the 21st-century skills they—and in turn, America—will need for the careers of tomorrow, to the unique talents and environment that afterschool provides for fun hands-on STEM enrichment that inspires excitement along with understanding, the case for STEM activities Afterschool is well documented and researched.

Out-of-school time program leaders are experts at scheduling and planning for part-time programming. That's what you do best! But what happens when a full day of programming is needed?

Transformational leaders inspire their followers through relationships and are characterized by positivity, a focus on developing their followers, and transparent communication.

Published in Executive Extra
Friday, 13 April 2018 00:00

The NAA Play Ambassadors Program

Be one of the few, the proud, the playful! 

Join the Play Ambassadors program help spread the word about the value of play.

The National AfterSchool Association and The Genius of Play, an initiative to raise awareness about the benefits of play, are excited to announce this special opportunity for our Executive Members.

Published in Executive Extra

We know that afterschool and out-of-school time programming have a significant impact on kids.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:41

7 Steps to Youth Engagement

Youth development professionals can tell when youth are engaged in a meaningful and challenging activity.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:17

Go for the Gold: Mastering the Leadership Game

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games just wrapped up.

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