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.

SEL in OST: The Key to Whole Student Success

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:51

When I sat down to write an article for the NAA Newsletter—which I flag in my inbox, read religiously and forward to others—I found myself unsure where to start.

Outdo Yourself. How About Today?

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:33

To outdo yourself generally means to do something exceptional or superb—especially in relation to past efforts.

Inspiring the Future of Medicine

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:39

My mother was one of four women in her medical school class in 1954; during that time, she would bring me tongue depressors, gauze pads and bandages for my "doctor's office" in our playroom.

What Were You Thinking?

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:37

"I can't believe you did that!"

Support Healthier Afterschool With This New Tool

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:34

Continuous program improvement requires reflection on professional practices to identify strengths and recognize areas for future growth.

Teaching Artists Spark Imaginations—and So Much More

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 11:38

How a Few Boys & Girls Clubs in the Midwest Have Enlisted Professional Artists to Bring Exemplary Arts Instruction to Disadvantaged Youth

Proving Our Worth: Using Evaluators to Demonstrate Afterschool Progam Effectiveness

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 10:15

Afterschool program effectiveness remains a topic of national debate.

The Power of PLAY to Build Bridges and Break Barriers

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

Maintain annual funding. Diversify the sources. Support schools and families. Empower kids.

3 Ways to Implement SEL with Your Staff

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

As afterschool educators and professionals, we know social-emotional learning—SEL—is a critical part of every child's development.

What makes a STEM lesson great?

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:09

STEM education was created so students would be prepared for the 21st-centuryworkforce—and even for jobs that don't yet exist.

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