Virtual PD

NAA offers a variety of opportunities for professional development through meaningful content, conversations, and connections. These opportunities are designed to strengthen the afterschool workforce and youth program quality by ensuring afterschool professionals and leaders are equipped to support young people, families, and communities.

The Walking Classroom in Afterschool: An active, fun, academically enriching program that easily supports social distancing

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM ET (12 PM CT, 11 AM MT, 10 AM PT)

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The Walking Classroom is a simple, effective, and engaging program that is easily implemented in afterschool for in-person, virtual and hybrid learning environments. Kids listen to fun, educational podcasts that align with content standards while they take a brisk walk. Every podcast is supported by a lesson plan and tons of supplemental resources.

The program naturally allows for physical distancing between students as they walk—either at school, afterschool or at home. The mobile app brings the program to any mobile device, while the preloaded WalkKit audio players are great for students with no internet or mobile devices.

The free, live webinar will offer NAA members:

  • Ideas for combining physical activity with learning
  • Ideas for introducing and incorporating social-emotional skills
  • Ideas for using the podcast topic library as a starting point for building a rich afterschool curriculum


Each attendee will receive a free copy of our electronic Teacher’s Guide full of lesson plans and program guidance (a $100 value)
Attendee may also request a certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development from The Walking Classroom

Presenter: Laura Fenn, Founder and CEO, The Walking Classroom