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REPORT SUMMARY


The CUNY-Creative Arts Team (CAT) NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Initiative was established with generous funding from the New York City Department of Education, Division of Teaching and Learning, Office of Early Childhood Education in 2009 and has just completed its fourth year. With continued lead funding from the DOE, this initiative provides early childhood educators with new and effective strategies to develop young children’s emergent literacy skills.


This report documents the activities and successes of this year’s initiative. In FY2012, CAT provided:


 10 five-hour Level 1 Professional Development workshops for 241 teachers at the CAT Training Center in midtown Manhattan;


 10 5-day follow-up mentoring residencies totaling 140 workshops in 28 classrooms at 7 different sites – reaching a total of 531 students and teachers and students; and


 A 5-hour cross-site workshop for all teachers who participated in follow-up mentoring residencies.


As in past years, outcomes were impressive:


 97% of all participating teachers – and 100% of those who experienced follow-up residencies – reported they would now use interactive storytelling in the classroom to support the development of emergent literacy skills.


 41% more participants after the workshop than before felt more comfortable using interactive strategies in the classroom.


2011-12 Final Report CAT - NYC DOE OECE – Interactive Storytelling Professional Development


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