Professional Development

With the growing recognition of the importance of social and emotional learning to the lifelong success of children, the Guild has expanded its commitment to professional development for educators.

Inspired by the work developed at the 2016 and 2017 Children & Authenticity Conferences we have designed a brand new series of professional development trainings focusing on the role of authenticity in children's lives and development as lifelong learners. 

(Children's Arts Guild is a NYSED certified professional development provider.)

Authenticity in the Classroom Training

Level One

Addressing student stress through an authenticity-focused social-emotional learning (SEL)  approach.

May 5th and 6th • 10am - 4pm

The Earth School, 600 E 6th Street, NY, NY

This unique professional development opportunity for K-5 educators will focus on supporting students’ emotional well being and creating a learning environment where students can thrive. Learn More...

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Authenticity in the Classroom Training

Level One



This training will set educators up for success in the new school year. More information coming soon.

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2018 Children & Authenticity Conference

October 27th and 28th • 9 am - 5 pm

Borough of Manhattan Community College

The themes of our third annual Children & Authenticity conference will be self-compassion and becoming an effective advocate for authenticity-based social emotional learning in your community. More information coming soon.

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Creative Classrooms

Designed as year long partnerships, these courses teach the foundations of social-emotional learning, overcoming limiting expectations, gender socialization, and authentic learning. Through hands-on experience with a variety of creativity activities and reflection tools, we train educators to incorporate creativity into their existing curricula.  Learn More...


Children's Arts Guild is a NYSED certified Professional Development Provider. New York State educators can earn CTLE credits with us. 

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