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 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.
Facilitated by Mícheál Curtin, Project Director, Literacy Through Drama
 

GAMES! GAMES! GAMES! Strategies for Success with Young People
- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Wednesday, April 17th
Games and theatre activities for young people to build confidence, promote community and collaboration, and strengthen literacy skills.
Facilitated by Joey Schultz, Associate Program Director, CAT Youth Theatre

 

Positive Youth Development & Trauma-Informed Classrooms
- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Wednesday, May 1st
Using a "trauma-lens" to inform and strengthen best educational practices and approaches to classroom management, behavior management, active participation, and student engagement.
Facilitated by Erika Ewing, Project Director, Young Adult Literacy Technical Assistance
 

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.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning
 

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

Integrating SEL When Teaching Technology in K-12 Classrooms 
- REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for Wednesday, May 22nd
This session will explore digital literacy and achievement and the role of facilitators guiding a generation of "digital natives" needing to develop key social-emotional competencies.
Facilitated by Ah-Keisha McCants, Project Director, Sound Thinking NYC

 

Interactive Storytelling, Part 1
Using storytelling to build emergent literacy skills, engagement, and whole group collaboration.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning
 

Why All the Drama? Drama Strategies to Support SEL
Using drama strategies to support social-emotional learning (SEL) and growth.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning
 

Interactive Storytelling Part 2
Using storytelling to strengthen critical thinking and literacy skills.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning
 

Interactive Storytelling & the ENL/ELL
Physicalizing language and exloring how interactive storytelling practices support the English Language Learner (ELL) in developing fluency and vocabulary acquisition.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning
 

Drama Across the Curriculum: Strategies for History & Social Studies
Exploring History and Social Studies through interactive drama strategies in the early grades.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning
 

Demystifying the School Skit: Play-building from a Story
Simplify divising your class skit. Make the end-of-year performance fun for your students with interactive strategies for play-building from a storybook.
Facilitated by Helen Wheelock, Program Director, Early Learning

 

More titles and dates will be added soon! 
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DETAILS:

$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.” 

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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