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.

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.

The National AfterSchool Association's Leading with Emotional Intelligence Fellowship is designed to develop the emotional intelligence (EQ) of afterschool leaders. In the Fellowship's inaugural year, 17 afterschool leaders were selected. Each fellowship participant received funding to complete a culminating impact project. Here, we offer a look at some of those projects.

Published in Awards/Recognition

The National AfterSchool Association's Leading with Emotional Intelligence Fellowship is designed to develop the emotional intelligence (EQ) of afterschool leaders. In the Fellowship's inaugural year, 17 afterschool leaders were selected. Each fellowship participant received funding to complete a culminating impact project. Here, we offer a look at some of those projects.

Published in Awards/Recognition

STEM covers four specific educational areas: science, technology, engineering and math. SEL focuses on the softer side of development and emphasizes social and emotional learning.

All educators share a common desire to support the social and emotional development of their students, yet the approaches taken by afterschool and in-school educators when pursuing this goal differ. The American Institute for Research (AIR) has created several briefs addressing how all educators could help students succeed in school, work and life. AIR's most recent brief on this topic suggests ways that afterschool and in-school educators could work together to support the social and emotional development of their student body.

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