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Institute for Continuing Teacher Education

School of Education

Institute for Continuing Teacher Education

As an extension of the work of the School of Education, the Institute for Continuing Teacher Education is committed to creating meaningful and appropriate professional development opportunities for practicing teachers throughout their careers. Through a variety of workshops teachers will engage with a challenging and relevant curriculum that is designed to foster reflective practice centered on improving education for all children.  

The School of Education and its Institute for Continuing Teacher Education is a state-approved provider of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours. State regulations now require all teachers who hold professional certificates and paraprofessionals who hold Level III teaching assistant certificates to collect and track 100 professional development hours (known as CTLE hours) by a state-approved provider in five-year cycles. Participation in workshops is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

Continuing Teacher Education workshops at CCNY:
•    Are aligned with New York State Learning Standards;
•    Are led by School of Education faculty and affiliated professionals
•    Are aligned with the goals and mission of the CCNY School of Education
•    Provide CTLE Professional Development Credits.

2018 Summer Institute: Register for the following sessions:

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  1. “Bookmaking & Non-Fiction Writing” (20 CTLE credits)
    August 6-7-8
    Cost: $750
    Through hands-on experiences creating books, K– 5 classroom teachers will develop skills and strategies for integrating the Visual Arts with Language Arts.  In this workshop, K-5 teachers will become familiar with art-making processes by crafting a class book and an independent non-fiction book. Attendees will consider the elements of non-fiction writing and how it fits into their curricula and will explore a variety of materials. They will receive a packet with a bibliography resources and connections to the Common Core State Standards and Visual Arts Standards and Benchmarks.
  2. Environmental Citizen Science using the GLOBE program (20 CTLE Credits)
    August 6-7-8
    Cost: $750
    This three-day workshop will introduce middle and high school science teachers to the GLOBE curriculum, developed by NASA in order to train teachers to get their students involved in real environmental systems citizen science research. All participants will become GLOBE certified teachers by the end of the workshop, and will receive a training certificate as well as classroom supplies.
  3. Hands on geography with 3-D models  (12 CTLE credits)
    August 6-7
    Cost: $500
    This two-day workshop will give 4th – 6th grade social studies teachers hands-on experiences and strategies for an integrated approach to geography, maps, and social studies content. During the workshop, teachers will explore various geographic concepts on the terrain model.  These concepts will be linked to particular map skills and particular social studies content appropriate for New York City social studies curriculum
  4. Leadership Workshop: “School Leadership: A Systems-Based Approach” (8 CTLE Credits)
    August 6
    Cost $300
    This one-day workshop is designed for teachers and school leaders interested in developing their attunement to group dynamics. The workshop will provide educators who are pursuing teacher and leadership certification a hands on understanding of systems interactions and their impact on school effectiveness. 

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What is the cost of the Institute and how can I pay?

The cost for each session is stated above. Payment can be made in the following ways:

  • Purchase Order through your school (the School of Education is an approved DoE vendor)
  • Personal Check
  • Money Order

How do I register?

Please click on  <<< Register Here>>> and fill out the form. You will be contacted to confirm your registration within weeks.


The Institutes are offered at our Center at the City College of New York:
160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

What criteria do you use for admission?

In general, all practicing teachers, paraprofessionals, coaches and administrators are eligible to participate in these workshops.

What time does the institute start/end?

The institutes run from 8:30am to about 3:30pm daily.

Will I earn a certificate of attendance?

We do provide a certificate of attendance for those who request it, or if your school requires it. Please request one on the first day of the institute. The certificate will specify the professional development hours you earned at the institute. In the event that you miss a day, your certificate will indicate the number of hours you were in attendance.

What is the dress code for the Institute?

In the summer months, room temperature can vary considerably, from very cool to quite warm. Bring a jacket or sweater, just in case it is too cool for you.

Are there special accommodations for participants with disabilities?

CCNY is an accessible institution. Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodation and we will discuss your needs in advance and how we can meet them.

Do workshops include instructional or other materials?

The materials you will receive vary, depending on the type of workshop. Some workshops will send you home with a complete set of curriculum materials, while others will offer you readings and activity sheets.

Will breakfast or lunch be provided?

We do provide pastries, coffee and tea in the morning, but we do not provide lunch for participants. We will make suggestions for meals.

For all other questions please contact us at [email coming soon] or call us at 212-650-6346!