The 2012 National Afterschool Association Annual Convention will be held in Dallas, Texas April 2-4. More information about the conference can be found here: http://bit.ly/ldpkUy.
Following the precedent set in previous years, the Convention will feature three perennial core themes focused on the key issues every afterschool professional faces every day: “Advancing the Afterschool Profession,” “Leading Afterschool,” and “Learning in Afterschool.” The 2012 Convention will also feature two new themes, “Igniting Inquiry & Creativity: Putting the STEAM into STEM” and “Blended Learning: Enriching Afterschool with Online Learning,” developed to focus on hot issues and to take advantage of the unique place and partnerships that 2012 will offer.
Workshop submissions are due by September 30, 2011; to submit a workshop, click “SUBMIT YOUR WORKSHOP TODAY” on this page: http://bit.ly/pQ6YxW. To view the full list of workshop themes, click here (PDF file): http://bit.ly/ornHJC.