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.

Team Up for Collaboration

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:53

"Two heads are better than one."

This age-old adage contains a lot of wisdom when related to incorporating best teaching practices for STEM: The ability to collaborate is essential in our modern, information-rich workplace.

STEM in Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:07

Did you know that the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for STEM professional development?

HEPA Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:05

Did you know that the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for professional development supporting healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in afterschool?

Behind the Scenes: Creating a Convention Participants Love

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:17

The NAA Convention is an incredible four days, bringing together afterschool professionals and leaders for networking, learning and inspiration. Year after year, we hear from participants that their No. 1 reason for attending Convention is the learning opportunities.

Be a Leader People Trust

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:14

Leadership development is a lifelong quest; it's an art, a discipline, a balance of many traits. One challenge for leaders is how to be authentic in the difficult situations we face each day.

A Look at Literacy: Raider’s ARK

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 13:51

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, recently honored Raider's ARK in the Arcadia School District in Arcadia, Wisconsin, for demonstrated excellence in helping develop literacy skills of English language learner students.

Just Listen

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 05:48

If you're reading this, chances are you're an educator who has a deep level of concern for our young people and how they're thriving or—more important—how they may NOT be thriving these days. The statistics* and our firsthand experiences tell a sad story about our teens today.

Out and About in Atlanta: A Local’s Favorite Spots

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 05:42

Christine Javier, Educational Consultant for and Founder of the Learning Ridge, LLC, offers insight on her favorite hotspots near the Convention site at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Afterschool Programs: A Solution to Technology Access and Learning for Young People

Monday, 18 December 2017 11:39

Technology can change lives—and afterschool programs are an untapped solution to ensure youth have the access and supports they need to succeed with technology.

4 NAA18 Workshops to be Excited About

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 08:38

Workshops—the heart of the NAA Annual Convention—offer over 11.5 hours of professional development. Here are some of the workshops we're most excited to bring you in Atlanta!

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