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.

Let’s Talk the Future of Afterschool: Five Ways to Provide for the Other Half of Education Amid the Coronavirus

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 00:00

NAA's fourth Let's Talk the Future of Afterschool conversation, held June 17, 2020, welcomed Jen Siaca Curry of Change Impact, and Alison Overseth of Partnership for Afterschool Education (PASE), and focused on five ways to provide for the other half of education amid the coronavirus.

Let’s Talk the Future of Afterschool: Open for Summer, Preparing for Fall

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:53

NAA's fifth Let's Talk the Future of Afterschool, held July 1, 2020, welcomed Ann Tancioco, Executive Director of Kids' Country.

WERA-IRN Extended Education Shares Statement on Youth During COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 12:31

The World Education Research Association – International Research Network Extended Education chairs recently released a statement concerning the situation of children and youth worldwide during the COVID-19 crisis.

Live Sessions for Support and Growth

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 11:03

The ACRES Project through Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) has many new opportunities for you!

Resources for Coordinating with Schools to Reopen

Monday, 06 July 2020 16:23

Many states are issuing guidance documents to help communities prepare to reopen schools in the fall. If you haven't done so already, reach out now to school administrators to ensure afterschool is not an afterthought. Here are some tips and tools to help you get started.

Collaborating and Assessing Reopening Scenarios

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:03

As many schools and afterschool programs do their best to assess how to move forward with serving young people during the pandemic, many leaders, such as Tiffany Lillie, Director, Community Resource Development, Framingham Public Schools, say community task forces are piecing together what the future may look like, including planning to go fully remote in the fall if needed.

Our Village, Our Children, Our Future: Preparing Our Youth for Their Destiny—with a Team that Is for THEM

Monday, 29 June 2020 16:01

"It takes a village to raise a child ..."
—African proverb

Supporting Youth Facing Stress from Social Injustice

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 10:58

All children have role models. The question remains whom this responsibility lands on and if they are willing and prepared.

Searching for a Career Identity?

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 10:54

Youth need and deserve capable adults to create and sustain stimulating environments for them to grow and experience meaning in their lives.

Recognizing the Role of Afterschool and Summer Programs and Systems in Reopening and Rebuilding

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 10:51

The need for safety, support, and trusting reciprocal relationships becomes even more important now as we work to rebuild and return stronger than before COVID-19.

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