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.

Engaging Youth in Music and Performance: Ian Mouser

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 11:23

Ian Mouser, My Voice Music Founder and Executive Director and member of the National Afterschool Association's 2014 class of Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, has been announced as one of three recipients of the Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award!

Surviving and Thriving Together: A Decade of Progress

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 13:37

As we enter a new decade, it's a time to reflect on the growth and success of the National Afterschool Association, our members, state affiliates, and the afterschool profession.

Sneak Peek: The Community Showcase at NAA Convention 2020

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:00

It's a new decade and we have a brand-new type of session for NAA Convention 2020.

Setting Students Up for Success: Dawn Marie Johnson

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 00:00

Dawn Marie Johnson, a member of the National AfterSchool Association's 2019 class of Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, was recently named as one of the University of South Dakota's 30 Under 30, class of 2019. 

The Census Toolkit for the Afterschool Community

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 10:09

Data from the 2020 Census will be used for the next 10 years to determine how the federal government spends over $900 billion a year.

May the Force Be with You: Lessons from ‘Star Wars’

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 10:00

As a child of the '70s, Star Wars has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.

Creative Approaches

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 09:50

One of the frequent discussions around inclusive programs and practices relates to funding.

S.A.F.E. Social-Emotional Learning Programming Boosts Participants’ Personal, Social and Academic Outcomes

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 12:10

Supporting youths' social and emotional development is a fundamental goal of most out-of-school time programs, and with good reason.

You Are the Strength of the National AfterSchool Association

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 12:01

The strength of any professional association is its people.

The Role of Connection in the Lives of Kids, Adults and Society

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:00

I love books. I love hearing authors read from, talk about or—in the case of nonfiction—demonstrate the practices from their books. It's especially powerful!

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