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Professional Development

TRAINING SESSIONS

November 17, 2014
10am-3pm
Level II Training: From Research to Practice
Yale University School of the 21st Century
310 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Limited enrollment*

Join administrators, counselors, and other educators for an in-depth review of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum and its impact on student behavior and academic performance. Also included will be the latest research on the benefits of the human-animal bond, as well as discussions on the use of the Curriculum in special education and alternative education settings. In addition, attendees will learn about a new focus on the family, student internship opportunities, and upcoming special events.

A behind-the-scenes tour and lunch at North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, may be arranged on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, for those interested. Attendees must make their own travel arrangements.

*Educators in schools already implementing the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum are encouraged to attend. For additional information, please contact Matia Finn-Stevenson or call 203-432-9944.

November 21, 2014
10am-2pm
Level I Training: Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
Northport High School
154 Laurel Hill Road
Northport, NY 11768

Orientation will include a foundational overview of the research base for the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, as well as discussions on implementation options, service learning, internships, youth development programs, and collaborations between schools, libraries, and animal shelters. Attendees will also participate in a model Mutt-i-grees lesson/activity.

Educators/librarians in schools/libraries that are interested in or have just begun implementing the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum/ Mutt-i-grees in the Library are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Jayne Vitale at jaynev@animalleague.org.

Thanks to the generosity of the TD Charitable Foundation, registration fees will be waived for all attendees.

December 10, 2014
10am-2pm
Level I Training: Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
PS 256 - MercyFirst
525 Convent Road
Syosset, NY 11791

Orientation will include a foundational overview of the research base for the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, as well as discussions on implementation options, service learning, internships, youth development programs, and collaborations between schools, libraries, and animal shelters. Attendees will also participate in a model Mutt-i-grees lesson/activity.

Educators/librarians in schools/libraries that are interested in or have just begun implementing the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum/ Mutt-i-grees in the Library are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Jayne Vitale at jaynev@animalleague.org.

Thanks to the generosity of the TD Charitable Foundation, registration fees will be waived for all attendees.

March 5, 2015
10am-2pm
Level I Training: Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
Middle Country Public Library – Selden Branch
575 Middle Country Road
Selden, NY 11784

Orientation will include a foundational overview of the research base for the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, as well as discussions on implementation options, service learning, internships, youth development programs, and collaborations between schools, libraries, and animal shelters. Attendees will also participate in a model Mutt-i-grees lesson/activity.

Educators/librarians in schools/libraries that are interested in or have just begun implementing the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum/Mutt-i-grees in the Library are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Kay Hammerson at kayh@animalleague.org.

Thanks to the generosity of the TD Charitable Foundation, registration fees will be waived for all attendees.

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

November 8, 2014
9am-1pm
NYC United Federation of Teachers Workshop
United Federation of Teachers
52 Broadway, 19th floor
New York, NY

November 11, 2014
Family Resource Youth Services Centers Fall Institute Conference
Galt House East
Louisville, KY

November 13, 2014
8am-3pm
NYC School Library System 25th Annual Fall Conference
Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11368

November 15, 2014
10am-2pm
Middle Country Public Library Scales & Tails Pet Fair
101 Eastwood Blvd
Centereach, NY 11720

December 8, 2014
NJAHPERD Health Education Conference
"Empowering Mind, Body & Spirit"
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Monroe, NJ

March 27, 2015
2015 New York Library Association-Youth Services Section Conference
Islandia Marriot Long Island
Islandia, New York

ON-SITE STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Our peer trainers can provide on-site training at your school. We encourage administrators to host Mutt-i-grees professional development training to support staff development and promote Mutt-i-grees activities within your particular school.

PREVIOUS TRAINING SESSIONS

RESOURCES

Getting Started: Perspectives on Implementation
Where Do I Start?: Mutt-i-grees® in Arkansas
Making Mutt-i-grees® Matter: One Kentucky School's Reflection of Implementation
Together Everyone Achieves More: Mutt-i-grees® at Saint Martin de Porres (New Haven, CT)

OTHER RESOURCES
All About Dogs: Recommended Readings & Resources
Social Emotional Learning and Human-Animal Interaction: Readings & Resources for Educators and Parents
Pet Therapy: How Animals and Humans Heal Each Other
Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum Flyer
Lessons in Action Videos