Professional Development

Professional Development

Join Children's Museum of Manhattan,

Let's Move Faith and Communities, Let's Move! Child Care,

and Let's Move! Museums & Gardens for a series of webinar trainings on

EatPlayGrow Early Childhood Health Curriculum. 

EatPlayGrow™ is an early childhood health curriculum developed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in partnership with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) We Can! program. This curriculum combines the most up-to-date science from the NIH with CMOM's creative educational approach to teach young children and their parents how to make healthy nutritional and physical-activity choices. An ideal program for childcare centers, museums, community centers, faith-based organizations, public libraries, and other community locations where parents and their children come to learn, be active, and have fun. 

Join CMOM educators as they present an interactive, engaging training session with topics including: EatPlayGrow™ obesity prevention lesson plans and activities, early childhood methodologies, wellness leadership and capacity building, and partner and community resource development for parents, educators and community leaders. A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who take the entire webinar training (does not apply to phone access only).

Dates: September 15 (12 -1:30pm EST)

Download part 1 of the EatPlayGrow™ webinar here »

Donwload part 2 of the EatPlayGrow™ webinar here »

 

CMOM Professional Development

Through interactive exhibition tours, team building activities and hands-on workshops, our professional development sessions explore innovative ways to meet National, State and City performance standards, enrich classroom or after-school environments and help cultivate a learning community among organizations.  All sessions support the development of 21 Century Skills and the standards set by New York State's Common Core Curriculum.

All of CMOM's professional development sessions cater to professionals working with early childhood students or school-aged children, as well as children with disabilities.

Session Length: Choose from 90 minute, three hour or full day programs.
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 (additional participants $10-20/person).
Fees: $350 for 90 minutes (additional participants $10/person), $500 for 3 hours (additional participants $10/person), $1,000 for Full day (additional participants $20/person).
To Schedule: To find out more about professional development options or to schedule a session please contact Susan Lim at 212-721-1223 ext. 225 or slim@cmom.org. More »

Health

As part of the EatSleepPlay™ health initiative, CMOM has successfully developed the EatPlayGrow™ curriculum, adapted from the NIH We Can! obesity prevention program, to teach educators how to engage the family audience in healthy lifestyle choices. CMOM's research-based and tested methods successfully demonstrate the implementation of healthy behaviors by utilizing an innovative arts-based approach to deliver the latest medical and scientific information to adults and children. Family handouts include fun, simple activities to help families continue learning together at home.

Building Health Every Day

This half or full day workshop is based on CMOM's EatPlayGrow™ curriculum developed with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Participants discover, through an interactive, highly participatory training session, strategies for integrating health concepts into art, literacy, math, science, cooking, and movement activities. Effective techniques to support the implementation of healthier habits, such as trying new foods, eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking water and incorporating physical activity into daily classroom activities will be explored.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - 5th Grade: RI. 1-10, SL. 1-6, L. 1-6

Healthy Sustainable Practices

This 6-hour workshop will focus on the formation of a Wellness Leadership Committee. This training empowers staff and families to embed sustainable healthy behaviors and strategies into their school and community environments. Participants will reflect on how they are contributing to their own wellness, so that they can help create a sustainable healthier community that represents the needs of their communities.  Using CMOM’s creative arts strategies, participants will understand how to turn assessment into policy and practice, how to communicate and inspire that practice, and how to form partnerships to sustain that practice. 

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - 5th Grade: RI. 1-10, SL. 1-6, L. 1-6

Early Childhood

CMOM believes that children learn best when provided with nurturing, creative environments that support play, imagination, curiosity and discovery. Our comprehensive early childhood curriculum engages all facets of a child's life by bringing together the arts, language, science, math and the humanities. All programs meet early childhood learning standards/requirements.

Learning Through Play

Learn multiple ways in which play nurtures and helps lay the foundation for learning in a tour through CMOM’s early childhood exhibit PlayWorks™. Discuss the developmental stages of children 2-4 years old while exploring a variety of interactive materials and art projects. Session will explore how to incorporate strategies which help children learn early literacy, science and math concepts.

 Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - Kindergarten: SL.K. 1-6, L.K. 1-6

Literacy and Making Connections

Books are just the beginning of the story. Explore how art can be inspired by literature while giving insight into the creative process. Examine some books by your favorite authors and create art inspired by the classical themes found in their stories. Experiment with unusual art materials, as well as materials found at home, that offer exciting opportunities to make connections to your favorite children's books.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - Kindergarten: RL.K. 1-10, RI.K. 1-10, RF.K. 1-2, W.K. 1-8, SL.K 1-6

Science Hands-On Approaches

Experiment with ways to incorporate science with your early childhood audience. Investigate various rainforest animals and their environment in a guided tour of Adventures with Dora and Diego. Explore how children can engage in discovery using fun and interactive science tools. Experiment with a variety of materials and ingredients to make things float, change shape and more.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - Kindergarten: RI. 1-10, SL. 1-6

Math Hands-On Approaches

Through an interactive tour of CMOM's early childhood exhibit PlayWorks discover ways in which early math learning can be incorporated into everyday activities. Learn how various math skills, such as shape recognition, counting and spatial relationships, can be explored through storytelling, body movement and art-based projects.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - Kindergarten: K.CC.A. 1-7, K.OA.A. 1-5, K.MD.A. 1-3, K.G.A. 1-6

Learning Through Art

Discover the many ways in which art can develop key analytical thinking skills in children while encouraging creativity and self-expression. Gain self-confidence in your knowledge of Modern and Contemporary Art as we investigate the various themes found through artist observations and discussions. Learn how to incorporate discussions on materials and the artist's intention while using unusual art materials, including those found at home, to engage in exciting art making opportunities.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - Kindergarten: SL.K. 1-6, L.K. 1-6

Working with Tweens

Find fun and creative ways to engage pre-adolescents to promote an encouraging, positive atmosphere of respect and enthusiasm for learning. Discuss the various emotional and developmental stages of youth 9-12 years old while exploring various approaches, needs and strategies for working with 'tweens'. In this session, discover engaging team building and self-reflective activities, as well as science and design-based hands-on projects.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - 5th Grade: SL. 1, 4, L. 1, 3, 5

World Cultures

Our humanities-based exhibitions and programs have always promoted intercultural understanding. To ensure accuracy, we present cultural traditions, customs and common beliefs based on research and collaboration with prominent scholars, educators and experts.

Teaching About Community
Neighborhoods are a microcosm of larger trends in the world and offer multiple learning opportunities to explore culture and community. Discover early social studies concepts through a guided tour through Dora's neighborhood in Adventures with Dora and Diego. Learn how to promote group work and explore community building through interactive workshops on designing your own city, and find ways to create experiences that introduce all the people that make a neighborhood unique.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - 5th Grade: SL. 1-4, 6, L.5

Discover Ancient Greece: Civilizations and Daily Life
Investigate exciting ways to study the ancient world and mythology through the many art forms developed in Ancient Greece. Learn how the ancients told stories through decorations found on pottery and learn how archeology employs drawing to document findings and make discoveries. Explore how mythology was part of everyday life and learn about the importance of weaving in the ancient world.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - 5th Grade: SL. 1-4, 6, L.5, RL. 1-3, 5, 7, RI. 1-4, 7

Monkey King: The Power of Story
Explore exciting ways to study Ancient China through the epic tale of Monkey King and his journey to the West. Investigate the literary, oral and cultural traditions of Chinese society as we follow Monkey through his mischievous adventures. Retrace the journey Monkey undertakes as he crosses China and arrives in India through art and theater-based activities.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - 5th Grade: SL. 1-4, 6, L. 4-6, RL. 1-4, 7, 9-10, W. 3

Three Faiths, One World
Based on CMOM's successful outreach series with the New York Public Library, this session explores the cultures of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Participate in a series of interactive workshops and discussions using storytelling, art, architecture and performance to discover a diversity of thoughtful and engaging techniques in exploring cultural, historical and religious themes.

Helps meet the following Common Core Learning Standards for Pre-K - 5th Grade: RI. 1-3, 9, SL. 1-3, 6, L. 4, 6, RL. 1

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Ella Fitzgerald: Learn to Improvise, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 2pm
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist, known during the Harlem Renaissance for her impressive vocal range and her unique style of sung improvisation known as ‘scat’. Learn how music is a form of self expression, from performance to post-production. Sing along with Lady Ella in your own style to experiment with improvisation. Record your unique rendition on an iPad, and use technology to alter the way your voice sounds. Save your finished product to our sound cloud and download it at home!
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

Record Spin Art, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 2pm
Explore how records and influenced the spread of jazz and its culture through the Harlem Renaissance. Visitors will then create jazz inspired spin-art records.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Swept Away: When Water Meets Sand, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am - 4pm
Explore how water changes ecosystems with our new Erosion Table! Discover water’s power on Earth’s surface by creating rivers and lakes through sand.
 

Thinking Like a Composer (Demo) , 11:00am

All ages

Music is made up of notes of different pitches, from low to high. An important characteristic of jazz music is that these notes are arranged in unusual rhythms. Examine a historic score sheet by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. Then match the sounds that you hear with notes on the paper and create your own score.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Experiment with Pitch (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Join our old fashioned “jug band” while experimenting with sound effects. Blow across the opening of the bottle to produce the lowest or highest sounds to learn about pitch. Does the shape of the bottle affect the sound you make?  What kind of sounds can you produce without water? Can you create notes by adding different amounts of water in each bottle?
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Oran Etkin, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to Grammy and Independent Music awards-winner Oran Ektin—the composer and improvisational clarinet player is well known among NYC families thanks to his Timbalooloo music classes for kids. Etkin's newest album, Gathering Light, was released in April 2014.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Oran Etkin, 4:00pm

All ages

Listen to Grammy and Independent Music awards-winner Oran Ektin—the composer and improvisational clarinet player is well known among NYC families thanks to his Timbalooloo music classes for kids. Etkin's newest album, Gathering Light, was released in April 2014.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

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