PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Strengthen Your Teaching Practice with Arts Integration

Take your educational career to the next level with MFTA’s studio-style Professional Development courses and workshops. Our classes provide educators with the insight and tools to integrate the arts across the curriculum.  MFTA’s unique approach to Creative Reuse which combines hands on art making with supporting your students’ growth.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS

New York City and New York State educational department advancement opportunities: MFTA is an exemplar DOE P-credit course provider with ASPDP.

Strengthened curriculum: Courses provide enhancement for a variety of subject areas including social studies, science, math and ELA.

Access to free materials for project-based learning & art in your classroom!


Earn career building P-Credits:

  1. Click through to the ASPDP website, to pay the P-Credit fee.*
  2. Then pay for a Creative Reuse Educational course on the MFTA website.

*If you do not need P-Credits, you are not required to register on the ASPDP website. Simply sign up for the course on the MFTA website. All classes are automatically applied toward CTLE hours; no additional fee or registration required.

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING

Paper Maker: STEAM Across the Curriculum, Designing and Constructing with Paper (Summer 2022)

July 11 @ 9:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  7/11 – 7/16 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with one asynchronous day Course Description: MFTA incorporates STEAM into each project based learning workshop designed for implementation across the classroom curriculum, easily modified, easy to turn key, participants […]

Project Based Learning: Making Books, Games and Props to Animate for Multi Media Presentations (Summer 2022)

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  7/18 – 7/23 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with one asynchronous day Course Description: This course is designed for teachers who are interested in offering their students a deeper investigation of STEAM through project-based learning by […]

Creative Infusion: Art and Reuse in the Classroom (Summer 2022)

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  7/25 – 7/30 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with 1 asynchronous day Course Description: Creative Infusion is an introduction to a wide range of ideas, techniques and methods used for integrating art made with reusable and […]

P-Credit

Music: The Sounds of Math, Science & Social Studies (Summer 2022)

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  8/1 – 8/6 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with 1 asynchronous day Course Description: This course is designed for teachers to integrate music into the classroom through fun and simple techniques, learning basic concepts found in […]

P-Credit

From Posters to Podcasts: Social Activism from the 20th Century to Today (Summer 2022)

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  8/8 – 8/13 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with 1 asynchronous day Course Description: The purpose of this course is to build teacher content knowledge around 20th and 21st century social activism and explore how current […]

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Recognized as 2018 ASPDP Exemplar Program by the NYC DOE Office of Teacher Effectiveness for providing excellence in Teacher Education

Awarded Rubin Foundation grant for Social Justice Arts Education

Awarded NY State Council on the Arts grant for Arts Integration in NYC Schools

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Friends of Materials for the Arts provides funding for additional educational programs, public outreach initiatives and supplemental donation pickups. The partnership between the Materials for the Arts and Friends enhances MFTA’s ability to expand and strengthen its mission and vision.