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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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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 04:31

December 8 – 14: National Computer Science Week

According to the Washington Post, in 2013, nearly fifteen million students in 167 countries completed a tutorial or other coding-based activity during Computer Science Education Week, with one in six American students taking part—more than half of which were girls. What will you do with your students to celebrate and encourage their interest in computer science?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00

Afterschool Quality Briefs Available for Download

 New resource material is available for download.

National Computer Science Education Week is December 8 – 14, 2014.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:09

Contact Fun Express for Your NAA Discount!

It can be a real challenge each year to equip staff, impress parents, and, most important, excite and engage children. To make planning easier, we've created a guide full of products incorporating out-of-school time and STEM that are perfect for afterschool and summer programs of every type. Our products promote creativity, learning, and fun, while delivering the keepsakes children and parents love.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00

Making It Easy to Help People Play and Learn

For more than one hundred years, S&S Worldwide has been providing educators with fun, hands-on learning products such as Arts and Crafts; Educational Games; Classroom Supplies, Activities, STEM, and more!

Learn more at http://naaweb.org/marketplace. and http://www.ssww.com.

 

The National AfterSchool Association will partner with Youth Today to present a series of short webinars developed specifically to advance promising practices for Out-of-School Time (OST) practitioners in the next year. Click here to read more about this exciting new partnership!

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 08:32

Gopher Sport: Play with a Purpose

Gopher is a leading supplier of unique and high-quality products that encourage and facilitate physical activity. Support your nutrition curriculum, wellness initiatives, and physical activity goals with games, hands-on activities, and sports equipment.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, National AfterSchool Association, Nickelodeon, and Penguin Young Readers are joining forces to launch "Peter Rabbit: Hop to Health."

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00

Spooky (But Healthy) Halloween Treats

Grocery and convenience stores are already displaying Halloween candy, and your students may already be enjoying these sugary treats. Here are a few ideas for reasonably healthy snacks to celebrate the season without a sugar overload.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 05:11

Bullying Prevention Resources

A 2013 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that those who are victims of bullying are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, and poor school adjustment, and those who bully others are at increased risk for substance abuse, academic problems, and violence later in life. Learn more about bullying and how to prevent it with materials from the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children and Families.

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