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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.

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:17

Go for the Gold: Mastering the Leadership Game

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games just wrapped up.

Are you a current or emerging leader in the field of afterschool? The NAA 2018 Annual Convention—taking place in Atlanta, March 18 – 21—is designed to build and support leaders like you!

Published in Convention Articles
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:57

Leadership in Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Are you a current or emerging leader in the field of afterschool? The NAA 2018 Annual Convention—taking place in Atlanta, March 18 – 21—is designed to build and support leaders like you!

We are looking for expert professionals for the National AfterSchool Association's Afterschool Expert Hub, powered by Catalyst:Ed—a technology-enabled service connecting afterschool and out-of-school-time (OST) providers and partners with expertise both within and outside the National AfterSchool Association network for their short-term, mission-critical needs.

Published in News
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 06:30

NAA18 Word on the Street (or in the Hallways)

NAA's goal is to inspire, connect and equip afterschool professionals and leaders. Our Annual Convention is all about the participants and their experience.

Thursday, 02 February 2017 00:00

Step Up Your STEM Game at NAA17

Did you know that The National Afterschool Association is a great resource for STEM professional development? In a recent survey of the afterschool community, 98% of respondents listed NAA as a place to get valuable resources and information to improve STEM offerings and teaching practices.

Published in Convention Articles

Networking. Lots of people talk about it, but what is it, where does it happen, and how do you do it effectively?

Monday, 08 August 2016 00:00

Welcome to the Twitterverse!

Last year, I felt like a Gen Xer living in a millennial's world. Wait—who am I kidding? That's exactly what I was! This year is different. I realized that I'd somehow grown from latchkey, Doc Martens, and MTV of the '70s and '80s to afterschool for all, casual Fridays and Twitter for the 21st Century!