Professional Development

A vital part of CAT’s mission is to share the interactive, student-centered teaching methods that make such an impact with young people, ensuring that our work doesn’t end when our actor-teachers leave the classroom. To that end, CAT has been providing professional development opportunities for educators and other youth development professionals for decades. CAT’s robust, practical workshops are enjoyable, hands-on, and tailored to address pertinent topics within the greater NYC community.
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Recently, CAT’s professional development outreach included workshops in Early Childhood Education, School Violence Prevention, HIV Prevention, Shakespeare, Dropout Prevention, as well as workshops for Homes for the Homeless educators. In addition to Professional Development workshops, CAT staff members have presentated at several conferences, including:

FY2017 Impact:

CUNY-CAT is an approved New York State Education Department Sponsor of Continuing Teacher & Leader Education (CTLE).
CAT's Kaplan Center for Educational Drama provides educators and parents at all grade levels with hands-on training in the CATalyst Approach to interactive, issue-based drama, so they can incorporate its guiding principles into their work with youth and other adults. 
The CUNY M.A. in Applied Theatre, offered by the CUNY School of Professional Studies in partnership with CAT, is the first of its kind in the United States.  Students learn to use drama to facilitate, educate and activate. 

Let's Talk
Helen Wheelock
Program Director
Early Learning Program: NYC Wolf Trap
(212) 652-2844
Shamilia McBean
Project Director
CASA - After School Drama
(212) 652-2803
Erika Ewing
Program Director
Young Adult Literacy Technical Assistance
(212) 652-2842
Keith Johnston
Program Director
College/Adult Program
(212) 652-2835


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