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.

Meet Melody Herzfeld: NAA19 Keynote

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

As NAA Annual Convention quickly approaches, we're excited to share a bit more about one of our keynote speakers and why you're not going to want to miss hearing her speak.

3 Ways Youth Voice Opportunities Lead to Success

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 10:32

As youth development professionals, our goal is to provide effective and relevant curriculum to meet the needs of youth in our communities.

Learn About Equity in Afterschool at NAA19

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 15:25

For afterschool to truly serve the needs of all young people, it is important to address equity, diversity, and inclusion intentionally, in a meaningful way.

Poetry—No Rules, Just Right! Four Modern Poetry Styles to Get Youth Writing

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:00

Poetry can be a tough literary form for youth to naturally gravitate toward, seeing as a lot of messages can be open to vast interpretation.

SEL Starts with YOU at NAA19!

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:00

Young people across the nation are experiencing the many benefits the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) into afterschool.

3 Reasons It Might be Time to Take Your Program Paperwork Online

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:22

As an operator of a successful afterschool program or organization, you know how crucial efficiency in your processes can be in relation to your success.

SEL and the Importance of Strengthening Adult Capacity

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:14

After many years of debate within the education world, a growing movement dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic well-being of children is reshaping learning and changing lives across America.

Sharing a Passion for Afterschool

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:11

Adrian Izaguirre, Chasidy Celestine and Jacqueline Chavez are all presenters at the upcoming NAA Annual Convention in March.

A Day in the Life of an AmeriCorps VISTA

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:10

Kaci Fankhauser, one of NAA's Next Generation in Afterschool 2019, reflects on her experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

10 NAA19 Sessions Leaders Won't Want to Miss!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 00:00

Are you a current or emerging leader in the field of afterschool?

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