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.

2020 is almost over. And whether you've spent most of your time making bread or Zooming in bed, staring at a ceiling or working on healing, marching in the streets or indulging in sweets, rallying votes or collecting winter coats—this is a year we'll remember.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 14:10

Building Belonging in Afterschool Staff Teams

We are living in a moment in which people are fighting for survival. We long for feelings of safety and security, for predictable outcomes and strategic plans that respond to the volatile, insane, and sometimes downright hostile conditions of 2020.

No matter what happens in your region in terms of reopening in the fall, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely forever changed the youth development and afterschool landscape for communities, families, students, and staff alike.