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, 27 March 2018 09:41

7 Steps to Youth Engagement

Youth development professionals can tell when youth are engaged in a meaningful and challenging activity.

DimensionU's cutting-edge games are a proven example of successful game-based learning.

Have you seen the animated whiteboard video of Sir Ken Robinson? With help from RSA Animate, Robinson explains the history of formal education and the necessity for Changing Education Paradigms.

Monday, 29 January 2018 12:35

What Questions Did You Ask Today?

At the core of the 4Cs—Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication—is another C: Curiosity.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:37

6 Tips to Survive Work with THAT Person

We all know THAT Person at work—the one whose personality doesn't really click with yours.

Did you use the 4Cs today?

Of course you did.

But how?

Published in Executive Extra
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:53

Team Up for Collaboration

"Two heads are better than one."

This age-old adage contains a lot of wisdom when related to incorporating best teaching practices for STEM: The ability to collaborate is essential in our modern, information-rich workplace.

One of my 2-year-old daughter's favorite activities is playing with blocks. She enjoys exploring their shape and texture as well as sorting them by color and size. Her ultimate fun is tower-building.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:45

Advice to Boost the Success of Inquiry

Over the past 10 years there has been a focused and well-researched shift for STEM education to be based on hands-on, inquiry-type activities. The afterschool environment is perfect for implementing these types of activities.

Technology has had a huge impact on today's employment landscape. One of the key changes is the increasing necessity to be able to work as part of a team.

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