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Professional 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. To request professional development at your school, please contact us at info@muttigrees.org.

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.

Register Now for the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program at Queens College

The Mutt-i-grees team from North Shore Animal League America and Yale University's School of the 21st Century is pleased to partner with Queens College Professional and Continuing Studies Department to offer The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program - Theory and Practicum for Classroom Implementation.

Participants will learn about the theory and research base underlying the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum and how it is used by educators in classrooms around the country. The role of the dog is emphasized in engaging all children, including those who are at risk for educational failure or who have been diagnosed with behavioral or developmental disorders. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum and its various applications as well as the special events and activities promoted annually as part of the Curriculum. Upon completion of the certificate program, participants will also have concrete ideas about how they can enhance students' social and emotional skills and will acquire the ability to inform others in their schools and organizations about the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum and help with implementation. Total instructional time: 20 hours. Course begins on Monday, March 7, 2016.

This course is open to current Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, including education students, guidance counselors, social workers, school psychologists, child care providers, librarians, non-profit administrators, community board members, child enrichment center administrators, after-school program coordinators, summer camp leaders, youth recreation counselors, recreation therapists, specialized learning center directors, community board leaders, and animal behaviorists and/or advocates. For a complete course description and schedule, please visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/pcs/Programs/Mutt-i-Grees/Pages/default.aspx.

Of special note to current and future educators: This course may qualify for professional development hours through the New York State Department of Education. Please check with your public school district office for possible approval and granting of 20 hours toward your professional development requirement. For educators not employed in the public school system, please check with your individual school principal and/or administrator for possible professional development credit. For current education students with a TEACH account, please report course hours and program completion for possible professional development credit hours.

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

January 28, 2016
Presentation to American Association of University Women
North Shore Animal League America
Port Washington, NY

February 1, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

February 3, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

February 8, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

February 10, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

February 11, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Grand Concourse Library
Bronx, NY

February 16, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

February 17, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Yorkville Library
New York, NY

February 18, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

February 22, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

February 25, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

February 26, 2016
Career Day
P.S. 209
Queens, NY

March 1, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence
Bronx, NY

March 2, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence
Bronx, NY

March 4, 2016
Missouri School Counselor Association Conference
St. Louis, MO

March 7, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Macomb's Bridge Library
New York, NY

March 7, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program
Queens College
Flushing, NY

March 8, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Mulberry Street Library
New York, NY

March 9, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence
Bronx, NY

March 10, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Bloomingdale Library
New York, NY

March 11, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library
Eastchester Library
Bronx, NY

March 14, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program
Queens College
Flushing, NY

March 15, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence
Bronx, NY

March 17, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence
Bronx, NY

March 19, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program
Queens College/North Shore Animal League America
Port Washington, NY

March 20-23, 2016
National Afterschool Alliance Conference
Orlando, FL

March 21, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program
Queens College
Flushing, NY

March 22, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence
Bronx, NY

March 24, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence
Bronx, NY

March 28, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence
Bronx, NY

March 31, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series Workshop
Bridge Haven Family Transitional Residence
Bronx, NY

April 1, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
George Bruce Library
New York, NY

April 2, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program
Queens College/North Shore Animal League America
Port Washington, NY

April 4, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program
Queens College
Flushing, NY

April 5, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Mulberry Street Library
New York, NY

April 6, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Tod Hill-Westerleigh Library
Staten Island, NY

April 7, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Bronx Library Center
Bronx, NY

April 11, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Certificate Program
Queens College
Flushing, NY

April 13, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Francis Martin Library
Bronx, NY

PREVIOUS TRAINING SESSIONS

2016

January 6, 2016
Professional Development
Park Place Community Middle School
Brooklyn, NY

January 7, 2016
Professional Development
SCO Family Services
Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center-Tyree Learning Center
101 Downing Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY 11579

January 8-11, 2016
American Library Association 2016 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits
Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

January 13, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library
Tod Hill-Westerleigh Library
Staten Island, NY

January 15, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library
George Bruce Library
New York, NY

January 19, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

January 25, 2016
Mutt-i-grees Family Series workshop
Ruth Fernandez Homeless Shelter
Bronx, NY

January 26, 2016
Mutt-i-grees in the Library Workshop
Inwood Library
New York, NY

January 27, 2016
Professional Development
Park Place Community Middle School
31 New York Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

2015

February 3, 2015
Statewide Expanded Learning Summit
NorthPointe Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035

March 8-11, 2015
National Afterschool Association Conference
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

March 26, 2015
Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
Monroe Township Public Library
4 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

March 27, 2015
2015 New York Library Association Youth Services Section Conference
Marriot Long Island
3635 Express Drive North
Islandia, NY 11749

April 16, 2015
Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lenfell Hall
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

April 29, 2015
Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Training
Middle Country Public Library
Selden Branch
575 Middle Country Road
Selden, NY 11784

April 30, 2015
Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
Grand Canyon University
3300 W Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017

May 1, 2015
Arizona Professors of Educational Administration Annual Convention
Northern Arizona University
Phoenix - North Campus Greenway
I-17 15451 N 28th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85053

May 30, 2015
Early Childhood Extravaganza
Ashland Community Technical College
Ashland, KY

June 11, 2015
Early Childhood Team Regional Forum
Morehead, KY

July 10, 2015
Be a Hero for Animals
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

July 15, 2015
Be a Hero for Animals
Glen Rock Public Library
315 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

July 22, 2015
SEAS Arkansas Educational Conference
Hot Springs Convention Center
Hot Springs, AR

August 21, 2015
Professional Development
Meriden Board of Education
22 Liberty Street
Meriden, CT

August 26, 2015
Be A Hero For Animals workshop for teens
New York Public Library – George Bruce Branch
518 West 125th Street
New York, NY

September 3, 2015
Professional Development workshop
Hanover Elementary School
Meriden, CT

September 21, 2015
Training Workshop
Ashland Community and Technical College
Ashland, KY

September 24, 2015
Professional Development Workshop
Hanover Elementary School
Meriden, CT

September 27-29, 2015
MO-CASE Annual Fall Special Education Administrators Conference
Tan-Tar-A Resort
494 Tan Tara Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065

September 28, 2015
Professional Development
P.S. 21 - Crispus Attucks
180 Chauncey Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233

October 6, 2015
Parent/toddler workshop
Copiague Memorial Public Library
50 Deauville Blvd
Copiague, NY

October 18, 2015
Training Workshop
Asbury College
Lexington, KY

October 22, 2015
Training Workshop
Asbury College
Lexington, KY

October 29-30, 2015
State CEC Conference
Little Rock, AR

October 30, 2015
Professional Development
Bethel High School
Bethel, CT

November 3, 2015
NYC DOE Office of Library Services 26th Annual Fall Conference
Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11368

November 3, 2015
NYC DOE Professional Development Conference for School Counselors and School Social Workers
New York, NY

November 8-10, 2015
Missouri School Counselors Conference
Tan-Tar-A Resort
494 Tan Tara Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065

November 13, 2015
Professional Development
Frank Sinatra High School
Queens, NY

November 19, 2015
Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Fall Conference
Crowne Plaza Hotel
100 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT

December 3, 2015
National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference
Orlando, FL

December 3, 2015
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Overview Workshop
Echo Mountain Primary School
1750 E. Grovers
Phoenix, AZ 85022

December 14, 2015
Professional Development District 25 & 75
P.S. 209
Queens, NY 11357

2014

January 24-27, 2014
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA

January 30, 2014
Kansas State Library Webinar: https://kslib.info/166/Mutt-i-grees

January 2014
NYC School Counselor’s Presentation
Brooklyn, NY

February 2014
Professional Development
Miami-Dade County School District
Miami, FL

February 23-25, 2014
NJAHPERD 2014 Annual Convention
Advocacy on the Move!
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
Long Branch, NJ
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/moving-mutt-i-grees

February 28-March 3, 2014
National Afterschool Association Annual Convention
The New York Hilton
New York City
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/mutt-i-grees-hit-national-afterschool-association-annual-convention

March 7, 2014
Mutt-i-grees Training & Orientation
Animal League America
Port Washington, NY

March 2014
Arkansas Mental Health in Education Annual Conference
Little Rock, AR

April 22-24, 2014
National Catholic Education Association Convention & Expo
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA

May 22, 2014
Mutt-i-grees Training & Orientation
Animal League America
Port Washington, NY
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/new-york-city-teachers-attend-mutt-i-grees-training-animal-league-america

July 14, 2014
Oklahoma State Department of Education Vision 2020 Conference
Oklahoma City, OK
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/mutt-i-grees%C2%AE-curriculum-attends-vision-2020

August 14, 2014
21CCLC Conference
Columbia, MD
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/maryland-twenty-first-century-community-learning-centers-embrace-mutt-i-grees%C2%AE

September 23, 2014
21st Century Community Learning Centers Multi-State Conference
Louisville, KY
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/mutt-i-grees-expands-in-five-states

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

November 17, 2014
Level II Training: From Research to Practice
Yale University
310 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/outreach/innovative-educators-bring-mutt-i-grees-two-new-schools

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

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

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

2013

January 16, 2013
Professional Development
Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School
Los Angeles, CA
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/outreach/mutt-i-grees-expands-in-southern-california

March 19-20, 2013
Catholic Educators Faith Conference
St Paul Catholic School
Bristol, CT

May 17, 2013
Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
North Shore Animal League America
Port Washington, NY

June 13-14, 2013
Implementing the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum
Roslyn Hotel & North Shore Animal League America
Roslyn & Port Washington, NY
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/research-in-professional-development-draws-large-group-educators-focus-implementatio

August 30, 2013
Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
Ashland Community and Technical College
Ashland, KY
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/mutt-i-grees-expands-in-kentucky

October 17, 2013
Education Minnesota Conference
St. Paul, MN
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/outreach/mutt-i-grees-expands-around-country

October 20-22, 2013
New England Library Association Conference
Portland, ME
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/outreach/mutt-i-grees-expands-around-country

October 25, 2013
Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
Port Washington, NY
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/librarians-get-hands-mutt-i-grees-animal-league-america

November 21, 2013
Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Basic Training
North Shore Animal League America
Port Washington, NY

2012

April 19-21, 2012
Mutt-i-grees Orientation & Training
Roslyn Claremont Hotel & North Shore Animal League America
Roslyn & Port Washington, NY
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/mutt-i-grees%C2%AE-orientation-training-success-in-new-york

July 25-27, 2012
Yes, We Care!: The School of the 21st Century 2012 National Conference
The Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center
Little Rock, AR
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/mutt-i-grees%C2%AE-national-conference-howling-success

December 2012
Professional Development
PS/IS 377
Brooklyn, NY
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/brooklyn-ny-professional-development-day-exciting-exchange-ideas-educators

2011

January 27-28, 2011
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Training
Roslyn Claremont Hotel & North Shore Animal League America
Roslyn & Port Washington, NY

April 29-30, 2011
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Training
Garden City Hotel
Garden City, NY

July 19-21, 2011
Victory Over Violence: Making A Difference Together Yale 21C National Conference
Louisville, KY
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/curriculum-news/2011-national-conference-huge-success

September 23, 2011
Mutt-i-grees Share Day
Fenton Avenue Charter School
Lake View Terrace, CA
Read more: http://education.muttigrees.org/outreach/teachers-participate-in-school-wide-mutt-i-grees%C2%AE-share-day

2010

July 19-21, 2010
School of the 21st Century National Conference
Yale University
New Haven, CT

January 7, 2010
Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Training
Roslyn Claremont Hotel
Roslyn, NY