Professional Development Programs

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Professional development programs are a core commitment for the Child Development Institute (CDI). CDI is actively involved in outreach activities that include collaborating with local public school districts to help establish continuing professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators; facilitating workshops and conferences on educational topics; and developing new institutes and programs that bring professionals from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise together around a common theme. These programs open up our campus to working professionals in a variety of fields; take CDI faculty and staff out into the larger world; provide meaningful educational experiences for participants; keep the Institute's own thinking and practice lively and informed; and serve as laboratories for exploring ideas.

Sarah Lawrence College is an Approved CTLE Sponsor and offers CTLE hours for these programs.

Thanks to generous support from M&T Bank and the Seth Sprague Education and Charitable Foundation, scholarships are available. Please contact us at cdi@sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

Managing Stress and Developing Teacher Self-Care through Mindfulness

Managing Stress and Developing Teacher Self-Care through Mindfulness

July 13, 16, 20, and 23, 2020

Virtual Event

This virtual course focuses on how educators and graduate education students can learn to manage stress  and enhance self-care through the development and practice of mindfulness techniques.

Environmental Literacy: Making Meaning using Microscopes, Picture Frames, and Measuring Tapes

Environmental Literacy: Making Meaning using Microscopes, Picture Frames, and Measuring Tapes

July 28, 2020

Virtual Event

How do we encourage children to engage with and understand the environment? 

Windows and Plates: Place-based Education in a Time of Distance Learning

Windows and Plates: Place-based Education in a Time of Distance Learning

 July 30, 2020

Virtual Event

We will consider the practical side of place-based education during a time when traditional field trips may not be possible.

Remote Environmental Education Resources

Remote Environmental Education Resources

August 5, 2020

Virtual Event

Eli Caref will showcase some of her favorite Environmental Education resources that you and your students can use remotely.

Data Jam

Data Jam

August 12, 2020

Virtual Event

Learn about the environmental data being collected that you can access and use with your students.