CMA & Schools

Professional Development for Schools

We offer professional development workshops that take place both at CMA and/or your site to train educators, parents, caretakers, and other professionals on how to effectively educate diverse learners about the arts and the benefits of arts immersion. Participants will develop their creativity and feel empowered to tackle 21st century challenges.

Professional Development workshops follow a hands-on inquiry-based learning format where participants are encouraged to express their perspectives and share their creativity through discussions and activities. We offer insights into interdisciplinary art curricula, fine arts and media arts enrichment, and early childhood and accessible arts programs. To learn more about this curricula, visit our CMA in Schools page.

Our staff facilitates each workshop and is often joined by guest speakers from other organizations and institutions to add complementary expertise.

Upcoming Professional Development Open Houses at CMA:

Wednesday, February 7, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 24, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

To register for the February open house, please fill out the form here. 



Our teaching artists make school visits, providing professional development sessions to teachers and school administrators that will help integrate the arts into your classrooms. They can also collaborate with you in the classroom, enhancing your students’ learning experience.


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

NYC DOE Arts Education Vendor

As an arts education vendor for the NYC Department of Education (DOE), all of our school programming supports the Common Core State Standards (Pre-K – 12th Grade), NYC DOE’s Blueprint Standards for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts and the Moving Image and the Framework for 21st Century Learning.

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