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.

Making Juan Smile: A Profile in LEGO® Confidence

Monday, 23 November 2020 13:14

The A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering is the fulfillment of a promise made almost 40 years ago to a community with a long history of poverty, crime and unemployment.

Member-to-Member Tip Off: Expressing Gratitude

Monday, 23 November 2020 13:12

In NAA's Reopening Afterschool Facebook group, members have been asked questions covering a variety of relevant and helpful topics with the goal of offering an exchange of tips between leaders and professionals in the field.

Stacey Abrams: "You have the ability to be truth-tellers."

Monday, 23 November 2020 00:00

Last spring, Stacey Abrams—one of the nation's leaders in voting rights whose work ahead of the 2020 election influenced record voter turnout in Georgia and beyond—joined NAA20 Reimagined Virtual Convention.

A Post-Election Message from NAA

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 21:47

Like many of you, earlier this month we stayed up late looking at election maps, watching and reading the news, and doomscrolling social media.

Member-to-Member Tip Off: Building Partnerships with Schools

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:11

In NAA's Reopening Afterschool Facebook group, members have been asked questions covering a variety of relevant and helpful topics with the goal of offering an exchange of tips between leaders and professionals in the field.

Coaching for Transformation

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 09:41

For insight, Diego Arancibia interviews Julie Sesser of ASAPconnect. Coaching is a core technical assistance strategy for ASAPconnect. Coaching for transformation has been leveraged to support people and programs in California.

Early Lessons from Schools and Out-of-School Time Programs Implementing Social and Emotional Learning

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 00:00

A new report by the RAND Corporation is the most comprehensive study of social and emotional learning implementation to date.

Who Am I?

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 00:00

This is a question youth wrestle with, trying out different personas and experimenting with activities, attitudes and friend groups, trying to find something that fits with their personal assets and giftedness.

Member-to-Member Tip Off: Staff Recruitment During the Pandemic

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 11:56

In NAA's Reopening Afterschool Facebook group, members have been asked questions covering a variety of relevant and helpful topics with the goal of offering an exchange of tips between leaders and professionals in the field.

A Closer Look at Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 11:54

According to the Science of Learning and Development (SoLD) Alliance, youth need a system of supports that enables healthy development, meets student needs and addresses learning barriers. Cross-sector collaborations are one way to provide these much-needed supports.

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