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, 15 September 2015 08:38

PCS Edventures’ Afterschool Curricula

Looking to bring more variety to your current afterschool program?

PCS Edventures has recently created a series of curricula that is perfect for afterschool settings, clubs, and more. Known as LABCards, these newly developed units cover topics ranging from exciting robotics and programming to 3-D printing, computer coding, and so much more.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 05:25

NAA Awards STEM Credentials

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) recently awarded STEM microcredentials and digital badges to 44 afterschool and youth development professionals in Florida and Pennsylvania.

Published in News

Just last week, the Science Coalition honored U.S. Senator Richard Shelby from Alabama as a "Champion of Science" for his work to support funding for science research. Many people might not be aware of the many STEM industries operating in his state. From the aerospace industry in Huntsville, to the ever-expanding health care sector in Birmingham, to the new Air Bus production facility in Mobile, Alabama has a lot of STEM investment!

2015 STEM Video Competition

Every day a light goes on in a young person's head as he or she grasps new concepts in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology—all because an afterschool or summer learning program has created a hands-on experience where interests are sparked and passions are fueled. Now is the time to tell that story.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 08:35

Earth Day: April 22

April 22 is Earth Day. Gear up for STEM-related instruction, volunteer opportunities, and year-round strategies for keeping the planet green, with the help of these resources:

Nothing brings learning to life like real-world applications. Emphasize the "M" in STEM with these resources for National Financial Capability Month.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:33

Google Science Fair

The Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to individuals and teams ages thirteen to eighteen. Students sign up for the Science Fair with a free Google account at GoogleScienceFair.com.

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:47

Afterschool STEM Credential Underway

The National Afterschool Association has been awarded funding from the Noyce Foundation to develop the first afterschool STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) credential.

The investment centerpiece—a STEM-related micro-credential and digital badge series—offered by NAA and developed with Click2SciencePD, will serve as a validated, industrywide indicator that afterschool staff have the requisite competencies to facilitate STEM learning across a variety of settings.

The National Afterschool Association (NAA) has been awarded funding from the Noyce Foundation to develop the first-ever afterschool STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) credential. The investment centerpiece -- a STEM-related micro-credential and digital badge series -- offered by NAA and developed with Click2SciencePD, will serve as a validated, industry-wide indicator that afterschool staff have the requisite competencies to facilitate STEM learning across a variety of settings.

Published in News

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is calling all students in grades five through eight for another year of groundbreaking science exploration.

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