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Professional Development

TRAINING SESSIONS

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

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

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. Mutt-i-grees training is provided by a team of educators from across the country, as well as Mutt-i-grees program staff from Yale School of the 21st Century and North Shore Animal League America. Click here to meet the Mutt-i-grees team.

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