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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.

Empower Youth by Reading Aloud

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 08:40

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo are just a few well-loved, high-quality pieces of young people's literature. They are also great read-alouds—who doesn't love listening to a great story?

Professionalizing the Workforce in Out-of-School Time and School-Age Child Care

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 08:37

Join the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) in an informational webinar on workforce development in out-of-school time (OST) and school-age child care,

Tangible Evidence

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:54

A life is made of memories. When I was 20 years old, I traveled the world for two months with my best friend Kristin. It was a safer time then. Airport security was a breeze. Shoes stayed on. Everyone smiled. I had just acted in my first television show. My television was the only screen I owned.

EZCare Empowers Families to Help Children Succeed in School

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:10

When parents participate in their children's education, everybody wins.

Rock Afterschool with Three Fundamental Values of Music Education

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:53

"Pop Music tells you everything's OK, while rock music tells you that it is not OK, but you change it."
—Bono

In Defense of Science

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:56

Working in the private and public sectors, I have been involved in science education for over 20 years. From parents and principals, to CEOs and administrators, I am passionate and accustomed to fighting for STEM. Today, I need to speak about something more fundamental.

2 X 2 in Afterschool: Yikes, Math!

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:04

Yikes, math! Unfortunately, the sentiment is often shared by young people and adults alike. Math has a bad rap in the United States, and this attitude reflects in the country's test scores.

4 Projects to Help Meet Your Goals in 2017

Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:33

What are your organizational resolutions for the New Year?

5 Tips to Make Networking Less Scary and More Successful

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 06:42

Networking. Lots of people talk about it, but what is it, where does it happen, and how do you do it effectively?

Virtual Convention 2016 Recap

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 04:58

This past November, NAA offered for the second consecutive year a Virtual Convention for Afterschool Professionals, which packaged the top-rated workshops from the 2016 NAA Annual Convention and delivered them in a convenient online format.

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