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.

Stretch Yourself to Learn Something New

Monday, 19 November 2018 10:23

It's never too early to think about attending NAA19! Michelle Owens, National Wellness Policies, Staff Wellness & Out-of-School Time Physical Activity Advisor for Alliance for a Healthier Generation, sat down with NAA to offer her perspective on why NAA19 is the place to be in March 2019.

Rise Up! Passion. Purpose. Persistence.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 12:44

NAA's Annual Convention is coming!

SEL in OST: The Key to Whole Student Success

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:51

When I sat down to write an article for the NAA Newsletter—which I flag in my inbox, read religiously and forward to others—I found myself unsure where to start.

Outdo Yourself. How About Today?

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:33

To outdo yourself generally means to do something exceptional or superb—especially in relation to past efforts.

Inspiring the Future of Medicine

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:39

My mother was one of four women in her medical school class in 1954; during that time, she would bring me tongue depressors, gauze pads and bandages for my "doctor's office" in our playroom.

What Were You Thinking?

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:37

"I can't believe you did that!"

Support Healthier Afterschool With This New Tool

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:34

Continuous program improvement requires reflection on professional practices to identify strengths and recognize areas for future growth.

Teaching Artists Spark Imaginations—and So Much More

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 11:38

How a Few Boys & Girls Clubs in the Midwest Have Enlisted Professional Artists to Bring Exemplary Arts Instruction to Disadvantaged Youth

Proving Our Worth: Using Evaluators to Demonstrate Afterschool Progam Effectiveness

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 10:15

Afterschool program effectiveness remains a topic of national debate.

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.

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