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.

Positive Behavior Supports in a Bag of Tricks

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 11:02

It has been over 20 years since I was a day camp director, but this time of year I always wistfully remember the anticipation, excitement and energy that's unique to planning summer programs.

Building Education Career Pathways in Afterschool

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:04

Operating in partnership with NYC Men Teach, the cohort-based ExpandED Schools Pathways Fellowship program is designed to recruit, support, and train men of color interested in pursuing education or youth development careers.

Battling Boredom in Afterschool: How to Get Kids Engaged in Learning While Being Physically Active

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:55

Afterschool programs can contribute greatly to boosting academic performance, promoting physical activity, and providing kids with a safe and nurturing environment.

National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Shares Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 09:38

To build awareness of research and promising practices in the field of school-age child care, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) has shared Adverse Childhood Experiences and the School Age Population: Implications for Child Care Policy and Out-of-School Time Programs.

Save the World: A TEENsy Bit at a Time

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 00:00

On Sundays in Los Angeles, if I'm not at an awesome afterschool conference somewhere else in the country, I pick up my golden turmeric latte from my local corporate coffee chain establishment and sit down with two sections of The New York Times: Review and Business.

Taming Turnover: Is Manager Mindset Thwarting Your Success?

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 09:10

I love the game "2 Truths and a Lie." Let's play! Spot the falsehood:

Finding Your Purpose and Potential with Click2Science

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

I bet you know the purpose or mission of your program.

Passion, Purpose, Persistence: Highlights from NAA19

Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:53

Last week, a record-breaking attendance of more than 2,000 afterschool professionals gathered in the Big Apple for four days of learning, networking and inspiration. Here are some of our favorite highlights.

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Out-of-School Time

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:52

Out-of-school time (OST) programs can play a role in mitigating and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are disruptive to a school-age child's academic and social development.

The Modern-Day Family & Your Program’s Registration Process

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:34

Who is the modern-day family? Well, they aren't quite as futuristic as the Jetsons, with their robot maid, but they are using smartphones and computers more than ever before.

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