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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.

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.

10 Tips: Building Relationships with Youth

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:57

Building positive relationships with youth is an essential task and a foundational component of good instructional practice.

Youth grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships that provide love and nurturance, security, and responsive interactions.

Keeping Students Safe Online

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:55

It's back-to-school time around the country. For many kids, that means using digital devices in order to complete homework, stay connected with working parents, or communicate with teachers and friends.

The Importance of Making Meaningful Measurable

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 00:00

For many in the United States, the United Kingdom has been a standout among political powers because of its treatment of youth work—afterschool programming, voluntary services, job training, housing—as a public good.

Connecting Kids With Nature

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:26

Afterschool is reading How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature, by Scott D. Sampson.

What's the key to raising a child who's connected to nature? Spend time outdoors.

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