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.

The Power of PLAY to Build Bridges and Break Barriers

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

Maintain annual funding. Diversify the sources. Support schools and families. Empower kids.

3 Ways to Implement SEL with Your Staff

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

As afterschool educators and professionals, we know social-emotional learning—SEL—is a critical part of every child's development.

What makes a STEM lesson great?

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:09

STEM education was created so students would be prepared for the 21st-centuryworkforce—and even for jobs that don't yet exist.

Newfound Confidence: Batteries Not Included

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:03

At The Leadership Program, we've been honored and blessed to work with students all across New York City and beyond for more than 25 years. And sometimes, those students turn into our employees.

8 Ways to Encourage Girls to Use Their Voices

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:47

When my daughter was a baby, she had no problem using her "voice" to tell everyone within earshot what she neededshe "communicated" without hesitation when she was hungry, tired or generally discontent.

The Systemic Disregard for Frontline Staff

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:00

As employees and human beings, staff members want to feel valuable and valued.

What Resources are Needed to Support Quality SEL?

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 10:44

Help NAA learn about your opinions and experiences with social-emotional learning (SEL) in your before- and afterschool program(s) by participating in this online survey—you could even win some cash for you or your organization in return.

The Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 00:00

Quality out-of-school is healthy out-of-school—and the NAA HEPA Standards are a critical tool in making healthier programming a reality for young people everywhere.

Are You Enthusiastic About STEM?!

Monday, 24 September 2018 16:12

eCYBERMISSION, an Army Educational Outreach Program, is a free web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6-9.

Online PD: SEL, STEM & Cooperative Activities

Monday, 24 September 2018 16:09

Afterschool Professional Development should offer two things: Real takeaways to implement into your programs immediately and affordability and accessibility for everyone in your program. Check out these new featured online courses for out-of-school time leaders here.

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