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.

TurnkeyPD: Ten Ways for Coaching Toward Youth Program Quality

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:00

Quality is certainly on the forefront of afterschool/youth development programs across the country. You can be an important coach to support your staff in growing their capacity towards recognizing and incorporating youth program quality.

Make the Case To Attend Convention

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:00

Gather with the brightest, most passionate and talented minds in the afterschool community at the 27th annual NAA Convention, at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in the Greater Orlando area.

Book Review: I am Jackie Robinson

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 00:00

With the World Series underway, Brad Meltzer's book I am Jackie Robinson is more relevant than ever. Champions @ Dugan Elementary site director Anne Leonardi gave this book a test run in her afterschool program. Read her review, below.

Identifying Prospective Board Members

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 00:00

"The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders, and continually develops them." —John Maxwell

Message from a Former Bully

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 00:00

Bullying is a big issue currently facing young people, during school and in out-of-school time. Youth all face this growing problem.

Full STEM Ahead Report

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 00:00

Afterschool programs are embracing STEM as a natural fit for the afterschool setting.

In 2014, Afterschool Alliance conducted a nationwide survey that included asking parents about STEM in afterschool and summer programs.

Know Thyself: Developing Your Inner Leader

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:16

One of the most important skills you could develop as a leader is self-awareness—continuously being aware of your thought process and your reactions to those thoughts.

Dabbling in the Data

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:13

Over the past few years, there's been an explosion of interest in using data to inform continuous quality improvement—yet the resources to help organizations make meaning of their data have lagged behind.

Learnings from an Afternoon at the London Science Museum

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 00:00

One of the highlights of NAA's inaugural International Learning Exchange was an afternoon at the London Science Museum with Dr. Kenny Webster, head of the museum's Learning Operations.

TurnkeyPD: Tips for Transitioning with Kids

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 00:00

Transitions can be hard on a child. With these helpful tips, you can make it easier on your students to easily switch between activities. For all situations, make sure to in a positive manner tell children ahead of time where they are going, what they are going to do, and what behavior is expected of them.

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