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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.

Get Municipal Officials on Your Side to Sustain and Expand Afterschool Programs!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:59

Mayors and city councilmembers could be your best advocates. 

Raising the Barre for Arts Programs

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:52

Multidisciplinary afterschool programs can create and manage high-quality arts programs reflecting practices used by exemplary programs that specialize in the arts, according to a new study funded by The Wallace Foundation.

Advice to Boost the Success of Inquiry

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:45

Over the past 10 years there has been a focused and well-researched shift for STEM education to be based on hands-on, inquiry-type activities. The afterschool environment is perfect for implementing these types of activities.

Help Your Advocacy with Data, Research and Stories

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 08:20

Advocacy is incredibly important for the afterschool field. Out-of-school time programs offer transforming benefits for youth, families and communities, and effective advocacy can help secure program futures.

Who Let the Dogs Out? (And How They’re Helping Afterschool Programs.)

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 08:15

A 10-year-old boy struggles to coordinate his body, racked by Cerebral Palsy. Physical therapy (PT) is long, painful and fraught with tears and frustration until the boy is joined with a therapy dog.

Smart Solutions for Afterschool Programs

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:50

The school year is in full swing, with numerous afterschool programs from tutoring classes to sports, crafts and music. The day-to-day management of afterschool activities can be overwhelming for both the providers and parents.

A Look at Literacy: Columbus State Community College's ESL Afterschool Communities

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 07:24

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, recently honored the Columbus State Community College's ESL Afterschool Communities (ESLAsC) for the program's demonstrated excellence in helping develop English language learner (ELL) students' literacy skills.

The Future of Work is Already Here

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 06:53

"From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory the future into thickets of wildest guesswork."
—Albus Dumbledore (cross-outs and italics my own)

Share Your STEM and HEPA Success During Lights On Afterschool

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Across the nation, afterschool programs provide opportunities for young people to explore their interests and learn new skills. Afterschool programs are uniquely positioned to offer education and opportunity through hands-on, minds-on learning—without the pressures that sometimes accompany the school day.

Stop. Look Both Ways. Proceed with Caution.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:49

As a teenage driver in a small rural town, life was simple: Stop. Look both ways. Proceed with caution.

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