Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Bold, Brave and Brilliant YOU

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:33

Like many of you, I recently attended NAA's annual convention in Atlanta. And what a remarkable few days it was!

Afterschool STEM Programs: Inspiring Young People

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:28

Over the past decade, afterschool programs have established themselves as a vibrant and important setting to engage young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

STEM: What Do Your Young People Actually Know?

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 09:42

Over the past 10 years, developments in technology and how we interact with information have been racing forward at a staggering pace. We are living in the future—and these changes have impacted young people and their education.

3 Things Everyone Should Know About SEL in Afterschool

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 09:32

We know that afterschool and out-of-school time programming have a significant impact on kids.

Learning How to Be an Agile Leader

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:28

 

Effective problem solving requires viewing situations from several angles.

3 Tips to Boost Enrollment in Your Afterschool Program

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 00:00

Families are the pillars of afterschool organizations. Their satisfaction with their overall experience will have a significant impact on your enrollment numbers next session.

7 Steps to Youth Engagement

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:41

Youth development professionals can tell when youth are engaged in a meaningful and challenging activity.

The 21st Century Classroom: Stop Worrying and Love the Tech

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:56

I am a millennial Luddite working at a tech startup.

Got Science Sauce?

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 09:53

Making strides in youth development.

Why Professional Development Matters for Out-of-School Time Programs

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:57

"There is no question that staffing is a key component of quality in out-of-school time (OST) programs," write Suzanne Bouffard and Priscilla M.D. Little in "Promoting Quality through Professional Development."1

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