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Professional Development


February 6, 2015
Schuyler-Colfax Middle School
1500 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470

March 5, 2015
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

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


March 8-11, 2015
National Afterschool Association Conference
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

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


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.



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)

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