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.

Project-Based Gardening for Different Ages

May 13, 2021, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Virtual Session

Eli Caref will review the plant life-cycle and gardening basics, thinking about ways to incorporate more plants and plant-based learning into our curriculum. With a few simple supplies, we will get a grasp of helping students access nature wherever they are. This session will provide teachers with a variety of activities to use with their students to do project-based learning in the classroom or at home.

Sarah Lawrence College is an Approved CTLE Sponsor and offers 1.5 CTLE hours for this session.

Small Sustainable Practices and Activities

June 3, 2021, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Virtual Session

What is sustainability? How can we use sustainable practices in a fast-paced, increasingly single-use world in the name of convenience? This session will synthesize some of the previous sessions, while providing discussion points and concrete activities for teachers to use with their students surrounding sustainability. This can be a standalone or in conjunction with the previous sessions. Suitable for teachers of all ages.

Sarah Lawrence College is an Approved CTLE Sponsor and offers 1.5 CTLE hours for this session.