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.

What Were You Thinking?

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:37

"I can't believe you did that!"

Support Healthier Afterschool With This New Tool

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:34

Continuous program improvement requires reflection on professional practices to identify strengths and recognize areas for future growth.

Teaching Artists Spark Imaginations—and So Much More

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 11:38

How a Few Boys & Girls Clubs in the Midwest Have Enlisted Professional Artists to Bring Exemplary Arts Instruction to Disadvantaged Youth

Proving Our Worth: Using Evaluators to Demonstrate Afterschool Progam Effectiveness

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 10:15

Afterschool program effectiveness remains a topic of national debate.

The Power of PLAY to Build Bridges and Break Barriers

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

Maintain annual funding. Diversify the sources. Support schools and families. Empower kids.

3 Ways to Implement SEL with Your Staff

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

As afterschool educators and professionals, we know social-emotional learning—SEL—is a critical part of every child's development.

What makes a STEM lesson great?

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:09

STEM education was created so students would be prepared for the 21st-centuryworkforce—and even for jobs that don't yet exist.

Newfound Confidence: Batteries Not Included

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:03

At The Leadership Program, we've been honored and blessed to work with students all across New York City and beyond for more than 25 years. And sometimes, those students turn into our employees.

8 Ways to Encourage Girls to Use Their Voices

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:47

When my daughter was a baby, she had no problem using her "voice" to tell everyone within earshot what she neededshe "communicated" without hesitation when she was hungry, tired or generally discontent.

The Systemic Disregard for Frontline Staff

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:00

As employees and human beings, staff members want to feel valuable and valued.

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