Many of you have afterschool as a partner in your Ecosystems so I thought I’d share a good PD opportunity provided by NAA (National Afterschool Association).
Research shows that skilled staff are key to the afterschool program quality that produces positive youth outcomes. NAA’s Professional Credentialing System (NAAPCS) recognizes individuals for competencies that contribute to the development of high-quality programs for young people. The NAAPCS currently includes 10 STEM micro-credential badges. Interested in learning more about the system, becoming a PD provider, assessor, or applicant? Visit https://naaweb.org/naapcs.
I’m hoping that the micro- credentialing system might be considered as a PD model in my region. I think it makes great sense- especially for documenting training needed for leading makerspace related activities.