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.

Congress is back from its late summer recess, so it's a good time for an update on federal policy related to social and emotional learning (SEL), especially the learning that happens when school has just begun and young people are looking forward to new opportunities to grow, learn and have fun.

SEL Web

The Afterschool Guide to SEL is a compilation of a variety of resources to help afterschool professionals better understand SEL, the competencies and the role SEL plays within afterschool programs.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:00

SEL Starts with YOU at NAA19!

Young people across the nation are experiencing the many benefits the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) into afterschool.

After many years of debate within the education world, a growing movement dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic well-being of children is reshaping learning and changing lives across America.

It's no secret that things are, well ... a bit off these days. In our current social, cultural and political climates, we're witnessing a shift in attitude.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:51

SEL in OST: The Key to Whole Student Success

When I sat down to write an article for the NAA Newsletter—which I flag in my inbox, read religiously and forward to others—I found myself unsure where to start.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:37

What Were You Thinking?

"I can't believe you did that!"

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

SEL Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Did you know the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for professional development supporting social-emotional learning (SEL) in afterschool?

Published in Convention Articles
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:55

SEL Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Did you know the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for professional development supporting social-emotional learning (SEL) in afterschool?

The Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) recently released Finding Common Ground: Connecting Social-Emotional Learning During and Beyond the School Day.

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