Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Question Everything!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:45

i. Why is it important to teach STEM with hands-on activities?
ii. Why do you think that?
iii. What personal examples do you have of successfully teaching a hands-on activity?

The New Issue Is Here!

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:53

The National AfterSchool Association and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents have recently published the latest issue of the Journal of Youth Development. The open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication is dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research.

Strengthening Learning. Getting Exercise. Bridging the Gap.

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:21

Some facts about how we learn: 80 percent of what we know is acquired through listening, which is closely connected with reading comprehension.

Educational Video Games in Afterschool Make a Positive Impact

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:29

DimensionU's cutting-edge games are a proven example of successful game-based learning.

Go for the Gold: Mastering the Leadership Game

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:17

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games just wrapped up.

Smart and Innovative Child Care Software

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:12

EZChildTrack is a comprehensive online childcare software with automated billing/payment, parent portal, site access and multiple attendance options.

A Re-Start for the Mid-Year Blues

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:09

Being in the field of education is interesting when it comes to years, isn't it?

Measuring Up for STEM: Imperial or Metric?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:06

From recipes and crafts to deciding if a new sofa can fit in the living room, the ability to measure and estimate sizes and amounts is an extremely important STEM and life skill young people need to master.

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