Interactive Storytelling_Puppetry PD


Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Attendees can participate in an optional/free post-session “Study Hall” from 1:30-2:30pm. Post-session attendees will receive 1-to-1 coaching and guidance to further practice and apply skills from the PD session.


CUNY Creative Arts Team 
101 West 31st Street
6th Floor
(875 Avenue of the Americas displayed on building)
New York, NY 10001

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Courtney McClellan 
Creative Arts Team - The City University of New York 
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 Combat Culture: Violence Prevention Strategies & Techniques

Strategies and techniques for violence prevention and information about pervasive violence culture

4-Hour Professional Development Session: 
Earn a CUNY Certificate of Completion and CTLE Credit for Professional and Le
vel III Teaching Assistant certificate holders.  

Shootings. Hate crimes. Bullying. Conflict and Injustice. Images and acts of violence confront us daily in the media and our communities. The results can lead to attitudes and behaviors that harm our children and schools. How do we support young people navigating a volatile climate? Join us as we address these issues using the power of drama to cultivate discussion, share ideas, and problem solve as a community. Together we will explore healthy practices to foster care and trust in our schools and communities, and find effective strategies to de-escalate combative environments.

In this session, participants will:
  • Explore short-term and long term effects of violence
  • Identify patterns of abusive behavior
  • Identify early warning signs of high-conflict situations
  • Create best practices to foster communities of trust
  • Practice strategies to de-escalate conflict

Who should attend? Educators, school staff, parents, anyone interested in building and cultivating the development of young people.

Led by Priscilla Flores, Director of the College/Adult Program. Light refreshments provided.


What our participants are saying about Anti-Violence Professional Development sessions at CAT:

“Having the students know that a person is willing to listen to them and their problems. The students have an outlet to express themselves.”

“My ‘aha’ moment was when we discussed physical and emotional abuse and its consequences. The actions of students almost 100% stem from some type of abuse.”

“Now I have some great ideas on how to implement anti-bullying techniques in the classroom!”



CAT (CUNY - Creative Arts Team) uses the power of drama to inspire lives. Learn more.