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.

Inclusion: From Afterschool to the Living Room

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 00:00

We recognize how stressful this time is for parents and caregivers at home and how uncertainty and change or lack of routine can cause challenging behaviors from kids, both with and without disabilities.

Get Moving at Home for Physical Fitness Month

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 08:48

It's important to keep active all year-round. May—Physical Fitness Month—celebrates that.

Empowering Afterschool Professionals for Digital Learning

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 08:43

In 2018, NAA's Empowering Afterschool Professionals for Digital Learning report noted: "Afterschool professionals will need more tools and training to become effective facilitators of digital learning."

Using Technology to Manage Changing Landscapes

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 00:00

On April 28, 2020, over 180 NAA members participated in our webinar that focused on how technology and automation can be used to improve afterschool program management and the parent experience.

We All Need Space

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 09:06

Even before social distancing, we've always needed space. Space to share, learn, connect, and be inspired. That's what the NAA community provides for each other and for those in our networks.

How Research Supports Practices in OST

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 09:04

Afterschool programs provide a lot of things for young people. Now, brain science proves the work being done in afterschool programs supports the development of youth in a variety of ways.

Navigating COVID-19 for Nonprofits: From Financial Triage to Scenario Planning

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 09:01

In these unprecedented times, nonprofit organizations can be challenged by unstable staffing structures, sudden changes in service delivery or capacity, or loss of revenue in the short term and long term.

Project-Based STEAM Lessons at Home

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 08:49

NAA members are working hard to find ways to help educators and families with solutions for fun opportunities for learning at home.

How to Keep Homebound Kids Engaged in Learning During Uncertain Times

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 08:47

The current pandemic has many schools and daycares closed, and parents are scrambling to balance working at home and caring for their children.

Free Standards-Aligned Digital Resources for Positive Afterschool Experiences

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 08:44

Discovery Education, which recently partnered with the National AfterSchool Association to launch the Virtual Learning Response Fund, offers free standards-aligned digital resources that afterschool professionals could use to engage and introduce young people to careers and new experiences.

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