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.

Time Is Running Out to ‘Be Counted’

Tuesday, 09 March 2021 00:00

Your voice matters. Your voice can make a difference. It's your workforce—be heard by being counted.

Learn and Grow with These Digital Learning Resources

Monday, 01 March 2021 12:58

Since the onset of the pandemic, afterschool professionals and leaders are doing incredible work using digital learning tools and technology—in programs, organizations and beyond.

Making an Impact Through Exploration and Discovery

Monday, 01 March 2021 12:57

National Geographic has partnered with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to make learning come alive after school. The two organizations have created immersive, virtual learning experiences specifically for afterschool educators and students.

The Benefits and Ways to Build a Quality Program Amidst Hardships and Uncertainty

Monday, 01 March 2021 12:54

Afterschool professionals and leaders have an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of youth!

Meet the Moment!

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 10:43

Have you heard about the new NAA Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)? Because we can’t gather in person at the NAA Convention, the new PLCs allow afterschool professionals and leaders to meet the moment by finding new ways to connect, learn and grow.

Simple Tips for Self-Care

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:00

It's no secret that self-care should be a priority in the lives of afterschool professionals and leaders everywhere—especially during trying times that require us to be resilient on a daily basis.

The Role of Leaders in Creating Career Pathways

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:00

A recent Associations Now article stressed the importance of career pathways and how organizations can support employees on their paths to success.

Share Your Knowledge with Others This Digital Learning Day

Monday, 15 February 2021 11:52

Did you know? Digital Learning Day (DLDay) is February 25, 2021! Especially since the onset of the pandemic, afterschool professionals and leaders are doing incredible work using digital learning tools and technology—in programs, organizations and beyond.

Are You SEL-Ready for September?

Monday, 15 February 2021 11:51

If you're an administrator, program leader, site coordinator, program manager or frontline staff wondering if you should ask to implement social emotional learning (SEL) this year, don't ask for it—fight for it!

Honor Youth Voice Week with These NAA Resources

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 08:58

Afterschool and youth development professionals know that youth voice and choice is an important component of program quality.

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