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.

Getting Youth Involved in Outside the Box Thinking

Monday, 15 July 2019 00:00

As we get older, our creative side tends to decrease. Young people, however, have the potential for amazing creativity!

Why Are Youth Stressed Out? How We Can Help.

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 00:00

Mental health struggles are increasing among our teens. There are a lot of reasons for this. Higher rates of mood, attention and behavior disorders start many youth off behind the eight ball.

How Many Hats Do You Wear?

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 00:00

Managing an afterschool program requires attention to many critical tasks—including developing a plan for training your staff. Learn how Click2SciencePD can help.

Meet NAA’s New Board Members!

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 09:56

Earlier this spring, we shared with you a call for Board of Directors applicants. After a period of nominations and voting, the results are in!

It’s Park and Recreation Month!

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 09:52

Summer is here, which means it's time to get in the game this July with NAA and the National Recreation and Park Association!

What Resources Do Staff Need to Support Youth Mental Health and Wellness?

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 09:48

Out-of-school time programs play a central role in supporting a young person's mental health and should be seen as a core component in the mental health system for young people.

How to Leverage Relationships for Learning

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 10:47

The National AfterSchool Association recently published the article "Reading is a Way to Learn."

Beyond the Webinar: Dynamic Online STEM Professional Development

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 10:45

Many people associate online learning with presentation-heavy webinars.

Meeting Your Program’s Specific Needs

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:00

Afterschool and out-of-school time programs can grow to become complex quickly—and that's why parent engagement is crucial.

Creating a Culture of Professionalization in AfterSchool

Monday, 24 June 2019 00:00

One of NAA's key strategic focus areas is the development of afterschool professionals, leaders, and the overall afterschool profession.

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