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.

Why Professional Development Matters for Out-of-School Time Programs

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:57

"There is no question that staffing is a key component of quality in out-of-school time (OST) programs," write Suzanne Bouffard and Priscilla M.D. Little in "Promoting Quality through Professional Development."1

Your Guide to Summer Learning Recruitment

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:53

Research shows that students with high attendance in quality summer learning programs gain an advantage in math and reading—but getting kids to sign up for voluntary learning programs isn't easy.

Question Everything!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:45

i. Why is it important to teach STEM with hands-on activities?
ii. Why do you think that?
iii. What personal examples do you have of successfully teaching a hands-on activity?

The New Issue Is Here!

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:53

The National AfterSchool Association and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents have recently published the latest issue of the Journal of Youth Development. The open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication is dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research.

Strengthening Learning. Getting Exercise. Bridging the Gap.

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:21

Some facts about how we learn: 80 percent of what we know is acquired through listening, which is closely connected with reading comprehension.

Educational Video Games in Afterschool Make a Positive Impact

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:29

DimensionU's cutting-edge games are a proven example of successful game-based learning.

Go for the Gold: Mastering the Leadership Game

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:17

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games just wrapped up.

The ABC’s of Family Engagement

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 09:56

Just over 20 years ago, I authored The ABCs of Life: Words of Wisdom, from A to Z, for Adolescents and Adults. This past year, I released the The ABC's of Life for Kids.

Smart and Innovative Child Care Software

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:12

EZChildTrack is a comprehensive online childcare software with automated billing/payment, parent portal, site access and multiple attendance options.

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