Professional Development Initiative

CUNY-CAT Professional Development workshops are great opportunities to discover innovative ways to engage and motivate your students, meet new colleagues, and explore creative approaches to the educational process. All align with Common Core Learning Standards.

CUNY-CAT is an approved New York State Education Department Sponsor of Continuing Teacher & Leader Education (CTLE).

For workshop descriptions, registration, and other details, click the links below.  To see the calendar, click here.

 

Ready to switch things up in your classroom?

Join the CUNY Creative Arts Team for CTLE and Aspire-Eligible Professional Development sessions that explore fresh and engaging approaches to student instruction:  

Storytelling in the Classroom & Beyond
- REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for Thursday, October 24th

Developing a personal storytelling technique to support student engagement and comprehension.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Project Director, Early Learning
 

Moving from Classroom Management to Student Engagement
- REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for Tuesday, November 19th

Community-building through drama activities that foster cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom or after-school setting.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning
 

Interactive Storytelling & Emergent Literacy, Level 1
- REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for Monday, December 9th
Storytelling to build literacy skills and support student engagement. 
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning
 

Interactive Storytelling & Critical Thinking, Level 2
- REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for Thursday, January 16th
Combining storytelling and participant centered practice to build literacy skills, support engagement, and encourage creative and critical thinking skills.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Project Director, Early Learning

 

We Have Puppets, Now What?
- REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for Friday, February 7th

Moving Puppets Off the Shelf and Into Action in the Classroom.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning
 

GAMES! GAMES! GAMES! Strategies for Success w/ Young People
- REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for Wednesday, April 1st

Games and theatre activities for young people to build confidence, promote community and collaboration, and/or strengthen literacy skills.
Facilitated by Joey Schultz, Associate Program Director, CAT Youth Theatre
 

Interactive Drama Strategies for Social & Emotional Learning
- REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for Thursday, May 7th

Exploring how drama strategies can support social and emotional learning for High School, Middle School and Elementary School students.
Facilitated by Mícheál Curtin, Program Director, Literacy Through Drama
 

Combat Culture: Violence Prevention Strategies & Techniques
- REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for Thursday, June 4th

Strategies and techniques for violence prevention and information about pervasive violence culture. 
Facilitated by Priscilla Flores, Program Director, College & Adult Program
 

 

More titles and dates will be added soon! 
Join our MAILING LIST and select PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT if you'd like to receive emails about upcoming PDs

 

DETAILS:

$50 per registrant.

ALL PD SESSIONS are hosted at the CUNY Creative Arts Team's Midtown offices from 9am-1pm, facilitated by CAT Staff.

TO REGISTER: Click on the registration links above.

OPTIONAL "Study Hall" (coaching session) with Early Learning Program Director, Helen Wheelock, will follow each session, from 1:30-2:30pm

CONTACT Courtney McClellan for details, payment and registration inquiries, and group rates/special discounts.

Earn 4 hours of CTLE credits per session or credit toward your Aspire registry and, after successfully completing the training, you will receive a CUNY Certificate of Completion.

Space IS LIMITED: Please pre-register. 

 

"I can't wait to go back to the classroom to use what I have learned!"

"I love coming to CAT and learning.  
Every time I come out feeling like I will be a better teacher."

“Best PD in my decades-long arts education career.” 

Interactive Drama Strategies for Social & Emotional Learning
- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Wednesday, April 10th
Explore how specific drama strategies, games and activities can support Social-Emotional Learning for high school, middle school and elementary students.

 
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