NAA Annual Convention

The National Afterschool Association Annual Convention will be held on March 18-21, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Join us and 2,000 other afterschool professionals for four days of networking, learning, and inspiration: special events, workshops, daily keynotes, and an interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of afterschool. 
Date
Mar 18 - 21, 2018
Location
Atlanta, GA

How a Blended Ongoing Cycle of PD Changes Practices

In this session, learn how blended learning experiences and ongoing professional development can make positive changes in staff’s facilitation skills. You’ll hear recent research findings that support the Click2Science model in improving staff’s STEM facilitation skills and learn how to find resources on the upgraded Click2Science website.

Topic
Blended Professional Development
Date
March 19, 2018 at 2:00-3:00 PM

Extending PD to Rural Afterschool Providers

To improve STEM teaching skills educators need support and access to quality resources, which is a challenge in rural areas. The ACRES project and Click2Science engage and support afterschool educators through innovative PD and extensive resources. Join this session to learn resources are available to you, including free virtual coaching.

Topic
Rural Professional Development
Date
March 20, 2018 at 2:00-3:00 PM

Implementing Effective PD Plans for Every Site

Time and cost are barriers to providing quality professional development experiences to afterschool practitioners. This is especially relevant in multi-site programs, where bringing staff together for professional development is not a simple task. Learn how to integrate free resources into existing in-person opportunities and use virtual methods to provide professional development experiences.

Topic
Professional Development Plans
Date
March 20, 2018 at 9:15-10:15 AM

Creating Inclusive Learning Experiences

Learn how to create safe spaces for learning and growing in afterschool. Vulnerable youth, including those who are homeless, in foster care, fighting poverty or discrimination, or LGBTQ, are probably in your afterschool program. You'll leave this session with strategies you can put to use right away to create inclusive learning experiences for all youth, and additional resources for working with vulnerable youth. 
Topic
Facilitating Inclusive Learning Experiences
Date
March 20, 2018 at 9:15-10:15 AM