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.

Did you use the 4Cs today?

Of course you did.

But how?

Published in Executive Extra
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:14

Be a Leader People Trust

Leadership development is a lifelong quest; it's an art, a discipline, a balance of many traits. One challenge for leaders is how to be authentic in the difficult situations we face each day.

On vacation last summer, I visited the Elliot Bay Bookstore in Seattle, Washington—IMO one of the best independent bookstores in the nation—and picked up Jenny Lawson's new book: You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds.

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NAA's goal is to inspire, connect and equip afterschool professionals and leaders. Our Annual Convention is all about the participants and their experience. Every year at Convention, people come up to me and ask, "How's it going?" I always say, "Convention is for you, so you tell me." Here's a sampling of what I heard at NAA17.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 07:15

Programs that Matter. Because You Matter.

All of us at Every Monday Matters are thrilled to share that we have now reached over 800,000 students with our YOU MATTER K-12 Curriculum and Club programs. Even better, these students represent 49 states and six countries ... in just two short years.

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Our brains are wired for novelty. We know this because we are alerted each time a stimulus in our environment feels out of the ordinary. This has always been a wonderful advantage, and an aspect of human brain development that our survival as a species depends on. It's time to change up the dull routine of incoming information that arrives via predictable, tedious, well-worn roadways.

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Afterschool's current leaders and our next generation of leaders have unique needs—for inspiration, connections, and the opportunity to build or share knowledge.

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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.

Published in News
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:14

What Afterschool Is. And Can Be.

Hi there!

My name is Maddie, and this summer I worked for NAA as an intern.

A new major national afterschool project from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) is seeking organizations to participate in a free, innovative, video-based coaching curriculum in STEM—with an exclusive opportunity for NAA members.

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