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.

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.

MMSA’s Video Conference Survival Guide

Monday, 27 April 2020 14:56

Whether you're new to video conferences or a veteran, it always helps to learn some tips for being an engaged participant.

Make Time for Professional Development

Monday, 27 April 2020 14:53

Afterschool professionals are skilled, passionate, dedicated lifelong learners. If you're looking to grow your skills or the skills of others through professional development, try this daily plan using NAA's virtual resources.

Let's Talk the Future of Afterschool

Monday, 27 April 2020 00:00

"In these unprecedented times ..."

I don't know about you, but I have had more than a few emails lately that opened with that line.

Support in Response and Recovery

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:43

During a recent web conference with the Grantmakers for Education OST Funders Network, National AfterSchool Association President & CEO Gina Warner and Isabelle Mussard, leader of NAA's California State Affiliate, provided an update on the work being done in the afterschool field during the uncertain time of COVID-19.

Play Today!

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:39

Toy Association and Genius of Play, a member of the National Afterschool Association's Corporate Advisory Board, has created a virtual hub full of play ideas, expert advice, and other helpful resources. The goal of the online resources is to help bring the joy of play to your family during these uncertain times.

You Are the Heart of Afterschool

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:00

In times of crisis, it becomes even more evident how important one caring adult can be to a child. I believe that every afterschool professional across the country currently has one thing in common:

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