Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. In addition, NAA offers a variety of opportunities for virtual professional development (PD) through meaningful content, conversations and connections. Click here to see full descriptions of virtual PD offerings.

Monday, 07 June 2021 00:00

What Is Computing in Afterschool?

Computing in afterschool is more than just computer science (CS).

Engineer for the Week (EFTW) is a Facebook Education program that aims to demystify the world of tech by empowering students to build a working tech prototype while developing computer science skills.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10:01

5 Ways to Spark STEM Interest in Girls

The loss of interest and engagement in STEM programs and careers for girls is well documented. And while women make up half of the workforce, only 29 percent participate in STEM careers, with even lower numbers in computer science. Karen Peterson, CEO of National Girls Collaborative Project, shares her thoughts.

Looking for resources to help you, your teammates, or your staff integrate computer science in afterschool? Following are 20 helpful websites, articles, and organizations:

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 05:18

Hour of Code: Afterschool Style

Computer science is foundational—and changing every industry on the planet. The basics of computer science help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, preparing students for any future career.