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.

PCS Edventures’ Afterschool Curricula

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 08:38

Looking to bring more variety to your current afterschool program?

PCS Edventures has recently created a series of curricula that is perfect for afterschool settings, clubs, and more. Known as LABCards, these newly developed units cover topics ranging from exciting robotics and programming to 3-D printing, computer coding, and so much more.

Know Your Elevator Speech

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00

If the opportunity presents, could you advocate for your program and talk to people about the importance of afterschool?

Ken Anthony looked forward to a meeting at which he'd talk about a webinar highlighting a budding summer learning model that embodies partnership, community and district support, and shared outcomes. Before that, he was catching a colleague for lunch, to talk about the White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship through Furman University.

NAA Code of Ethics

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00

The NAA Code of Ethics sets standards of conduct for the afterschool professional and outlines personal and professional excellence encouraging the professional development of those working in the afterschool field.

Meet and Greet Kids Daily to Build Relationships

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00

In the book Partners in Learning: From Conflict to Collaboration in Secondary Classrooms, Carol Miller Lieber writes that doing a meet and greet with students during arrival is critical to relationship building.

National League of Cities Institute Seeks Input on Summer Learning

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 09:26

The National League of Cities (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families is currently researching the role that cities play in supporting summer learning. This survey will help gather information on unique city practices, partnerships, and municipal investment in summer learning.

Summer Changes Everything™ Conference: October 12-14

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 00:00

A message from Rachel Gwaltney, Director of Policy & Partnerships, National Summer Learning Association:

TurnkeyPD is Back!

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 00:00

9 New Professional Development Topics!

What is TurnkeyPD? TurnKeyPD is a series of PD resources designed to help leaders build specific core knowledge and competencies of afterschool and youth development professionals.

Take Survey, Enter to Win!

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:54

Dear Members,

Good news! The National AfterSchool Association eNews is getting better! As an association dedicated to the advancement of the afterschool profession, our content has been in high demand.

Webinar: Creating Local Dedicated Funds for Children & Youth

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:52

How Will We Fund Services for the Next Generation?

We are excited to announce this introductory webinar to learn more about a new movement to organize locally to address the funding crisis in children and youth services. Join us on September 11, 2015, from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT.

Afterschool and the Rebuilding of New Orleans

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00

August 26, 2015, marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The Friday afternoon of August 26 was in many ways just another day for most children in afterschool programs in New Orleans.

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