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.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:33

Decoding STEM/STEAM: New Report Released

The Toy Association, NAA Corporate Advisory Board member and co-partner in the new Play Ambassador program, has released Decoding STEM/STEAM.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 06:07

STEM vs. STEAM: Why the “A” is Essential

In recent years, there has been momentum to include the arts in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning.

During Appleton's Afterschool Labs program, the sounds of construction, negotiation and laughter fill the classroom as students race to complete a Maker Day challenge.

Monday, 12 September 2016 11:41

How Art Motivates STEM Learning

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—the subjects called STEM—continue to be a major focal point in education. This urgent focus on STEM came from the growing concern that education was not providing the building blocks necessary for students to achieve successful future employment in an increasingly technical world.