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.

Reimagine the Future of Afterschool: Building Back Better with Youth and Communities

Monday, 05 April 2021 09:31

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the afterschool field sprang into action to meet the needs of their communities. In the spirit of coming together and looking forward, Every Hour Counts has announced the 2021 Every Hour Counts Virtual National Institute virtual event from April 28 -30, 2021.

How to Address Learning Loss and Promote SEL Post-Pandemic

Monday, 05 April 2021 00:00

Now that there' s a light at the end of the virtual learning tunnel, it's time to get youth back into normal routines, back on track with learning and back to a happier emotional state.

New Tool Helps Prioritize College and Career Readiness

Monday, 29 March 2021 09:41

With 80% of a young person's life spent outside of school, afterschool programs can play an important role in providing guidance, support and inspiration for students' career and college pathways. Sadly, many students miss out on the valuable resources and opportunities these programs have to offer.

Self-Care Tips for Physical and Psychological Well-Being

Monday, 22 March 2021 11:18

In NAA's Self-Care Facebook group, with the help of our volunteer self-care captains, we recently launched a Self-Care Challenge for group members.

Remembering the Power of Partnerships During the Pandemic

Monday, 22 March 2021 11:14

As our nation and the world faces this tough time and our organizations have had to pivot to continue to meet the needs of the community, we must not forget the principles we've used to accomplish our mission and build our programs.

3 Ways to Prepare for American Rescue Plan Funding

Monday, 22 March 2021 11:13

Recently signed into law by President Biden, the American Rescue Plan provides $500 billion that can be used in part to support young people during out-of-school time.

Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI) Podcast

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 11:29

The new podcast series from The Wallace Foundation shares findings and early lessons from a RAND Corporation study of the Foundation's Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI).

Software to Help Your Program Thrive

Monday, 15 March 2021 12:15

EZChildTrack web-based childcare management software has new tools to help you safely and efficiently manage your classes and programs.

SEL Every Day with Afterschool and NAA

Monday, 15 March 2021 12:12

International SEL Day is March 26, 2021. For one day, people from across the globe we will come together to showcase SEL in communities, promote SEL to personal and professional networks, advocate SEL with policymakers, and support SEL in schools, organizations and communities.

The Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative

Monday, 15 March 2021 11:48

The new podcast series by The Wallace Foundation shares findings and early lessons from a RAND Corporation study of their Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI).

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