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:  

Interactive Storytelling, Part 1
Using storytelling to build emergent literacy skills, engagement, and whole group collaboration.

Why All the Drama? Drama Strategies to Support SEL
Using drama strategies to support social-emotional learning (SEL) and growth.

Interactive Storytelling Part 2
Using storytelling to strengthen critical thinking and literacy skills.

Interactive Storytelling & the ENL/ELL
- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Wednesday, February 27th

Physicalizing language and exloring how interactive storytelling practices support the English Language Learner (ELL) in developing fluency and vocabulary acquisition.

Drama Across the Curriculum: Strategies for History & Social Studies
- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Thursday, March 7th
Exploring History and Social Studies through interactive drama strategies in the early grades.

Demystifying the School Skit: Play-building from a Story
- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Wednesday, March 13th
Simplify divising your class skit. Make the end-of-year performance fun for your students with interactive strategies for play-building from a storybook.

Moving from Classroom Management to Student Engagement
- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Wednesday, May 8th
Community-building through drama activities that foster cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom or after-school setting.

Big Puppets in the Early Childhood Classroom 
- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Wednesday, May 22nd
Explore using and creating three-person puppets with early learners. 


More titles and dates will be added soon! 
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$100 per registrant.

TO REGISTER: Click on the registration links above, copy and paste the code CUNYCATPD and click "apply"

Come alone or bring friends! 3 or more registrations receive a discount.

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

Space IS LIMITED: Please pre-register. 

CONTACT Courtney McClellan for details, payment and registration inquries, and 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.


"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.” 


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