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. We have recently been featured at SXSW EDU, The National School Board Association Conference, and the New York State Art Educators Conference.

In addition to our per-existing offerings, we work with organizations to create customized programs that meet the needs of their classroom, school, or district. To discuss how to bring Guild programs to your community, please contact Mark LaRiviere at

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

Our Programs


Authenticity in the Classroom: An Introduction to Authenticity Based Social-Emotional Learning

As part of NYCDOE’s After School Professional Development Program, this series of four bi-weekly hands on workshops will demonstrate lessons, routines, and discussion techniques that foster a culture of authenticity and demonstrate how existing curriculum can support social- emotional learning.


July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, August 21st


101 Astor Place, NY, NY 10003

The cost for all four sessions will be $195 (this includes the $150 fee for the Guild and a $45 fee for ASPDP)

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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



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.