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.

Measuring Up for STEM: Imperial or Metric?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:06

From recipes and crafts to deciding if a new sofa can fit in the living room, the ability to measure and estimate sizes and amounts is an extremely important STEM and life skill young people need to master.

Want Healthier Programs? It Starts with You!

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:34

The health and wellness of our children and youth are of paramount importance in building our nation's shared prosperity.

Developing the Skills Young People Need to #STAYWOKE

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 00:00

Have you seen the animated whiteboard video of Sir Ken Robinson? With help from RSA Animate, Robinson explains the history of formal education and the necessity for Changing Education Paradigms.

Leadership in Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:57

Are you a current or emerging leader in the field of afterschool? The NAA 2018 Annual Convention—taking place in Atlanta, March 18 – 21—is designed to build and support leaders like you!

SEL Afterschool: Lead the Charge at NAA18!

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:55

Did you know the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for professional development supporting social-emotional learning (SEL) in afterschool?

Working with ADHD

Monday, 29 January 2018 12:37

When it comes to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), jokes abound. Take, for instance, Dug, the talking dog in Disney Pixar's Up.

What Questions Did You Ask Today?

Monday, 29 January 2018 12:35

At the core of the 4Cs—Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication—is another C: Curiosity.

The Case for Opioid Prevention and Education Efforts to Save America’s Youth

Monday, 29 January 2018 12:33

No community has been immune from America's opioid epidemic.

NAA Convention Is Amazing! Take Sean Tate’s Word For It.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:44

NAA Convention is amazing! But I don't want you to just take my word for it. I'm essentially a paid spokesperson—a passionate one, no doubt—but promoting Convention is part of my job!

So, I decided to pull in someone a little less biased.

6 Tips to Survive Work with THAT Person

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:37

We all know THAT Person at work—the one whose personality doesn't really click with yours.

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