Professional Development

We are partnering with educators to ignite a new movement to bring authenticity-based social-emotional learning to school communities across the country. Our programs focus on the role of authenticity and creativity in children's lives and development as learners.

What sets us apart?

Our workshops are hands-on. We engage our participants using a variety of teaching methods that engage multiple learning styles and experience levels.

Our workshops are about you. We know that every educator brings a unique perspective to their work. We encourage all our participants to share their personal experience and expertise as part of our learning process.

Our workshops are collaborative. As we work together we will gather in small and large groups to collect feedback and responses from your peers.

Our workshops build community. One of our primary objectives is to connect you with fellow like minded educators. Throughout our courses we help you build a community of support for future implementation.

Our workshops help you make a plan of action. All our participants come away with specific action steps for implementation generated by their work in the session.

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

Our Programs

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Self-Care in the Craft of Teaching: Chicago

This unique professional development workshop is designed to help teachers tap into the passion for their craft to address stress in their professional lives.

WHEN: October 19th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

WHERE: Chicago, IL



2019 Children & Authenticity Conference: Bringing Love to School

Our fourth annual Children & Authenticity Conference will explore pathways to building school communities that offer all their members--children and adults--caring, support, and the safety to share their authentic selves.

WHEN: November 9th and 10th


WHERE: Borough of Manhattan Community College



Authenticity in the Classroom: An Introduction to Authenticity Based SEL

This series of hands-on sessions offered through ASPDP will demonstrate lessons, routines, and discussion techniques that foster a culture of authenticity. Participants will walk away with an implementation plan for bringing authenticity based social-emotional learning SEL community.



Authenticity in the Classroom: Developing a Culture of Authenticity in Your Classroom

This introductory course will be offered online via this summer.

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Authenticity in the Classroom: Addressing student stress through an authenticity-focused social-emotional learning approach

This unique professional development program helps educators bring authenticity-focused social emotional learning (SEL) into their classrooms, schools, and communities.


Creative Classrooms

Designed as year-long professional development  for art teachers and creativity specialists, these programs train educators in the foundations of SEL and creativity-based authentic learning. We work with educators to incorporate creativity into their existing curricula and build a community. 

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Is there an educator in your life whom you would like to thank for all their hard work? Give them the gift of a Children's Arts Guild workshop, course, or retreat.

Select your sponsorship level, nominate an educator in your life, and we’ll take it from there. The educator you nominate will receive a gift certificate from the Guild good for one year from the date of purchase, as well as notifications about upcoming professional development opportunities.

You will receive great thanks!

Sponsorship Level:
Sponsor a Teacher
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Children's arts guild is a New York State certified CTLE provider. Get your CTLE credits with us.