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Perfecting the Partnership: How to Integrate, Communicate & Feel Confident in your Schools

Professional Development workshops for art teachers

Workshop Information:
Presenters: Karen Capraro, Kate Rossi
Topic: Perfecting the Partnership: How to integrate, communicate and feel confident in your schools
Location: Community Music Center of Boston, see more info below.

Description: Being a partner in a school provides an opportunity to support students and introduce them to the value of art education. Serving as a partner can present a unique set of challenges in integrating into the school community and managing classroom expectations and behavior. This session will focus on best practices on communication with school staff and administration, managing classroom behavior, and providing positive and rewarding supports to students. Light dinner will be served. Please submit any dietary restrictions upon registration.


Location information:
This workshop will be held at Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave, Boston, MA 02116.

Accessibility Information: Wheelchair accessible entrance at 537 Tremont Street on the Boston Center for the Arts Campus Plaza


Presenter information:

Karen Capraro, M.Ed., MSW, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and Project Coordinator for Preventive Initiatives and the Break Free from Depression Program (BFFD) in the Neighborhood Partnerships Program at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCHNP). She develops prevention programs for schools and facilitates training for educators and students on mental health awareness. Karen has worked in in-patient psychiatry, outpatient clinics and school counseling. She also has a private practice working with adolescents and their families.

Kate Rossi, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in the Neighborhood Partnerships Program at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCHNP). She serves as a consultant on the Training and Access Project, where she provides support, consultation and professional development to Boston Public Schools and their staff. Kate collaborates with schools in implementing social- emotional learning supports and systems. She previously worked as a social worker in Boston Public Schools, where she provided individual counseling, led the Student Support Team and managed crisis response.


Workshop Series Information:
Our professional development workshops this year focus on social, emotional and behavioral health and wellbeing – in teachers, in students, through art making. These workshops are open to teachers, teaching artists, parents and other interested adults. You may attend all three or choose among them:

Teachers are eligible to receive 10 PD Points after completion of the entire 3-part series plus submission of a completed lesson plan. Ask us for details.

Eliot School instructors and staff, please obtain a Coupon Code from Partnership staff to waive the tuition fee; enter this code in your registration form.

Karen Capraro

Boston Children's Hospital

Karen Capraro is a licensed clinical social worker and Project Coordinator for Preventive Initiatives and the Break Free from Depression Program in the Neighborhood Partnerships Program at Boston Children's Hospital. She develops prevention programs for schools and facilitates training for educators and students on mental health awareness.

Specialty: 
Mental Health. Teaching

Kate Rossi

Boston Children's Hospital

Kate Rossi, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in the Neighborhood Partnerships Program at Boston Children's Hospital. She serves as a consultant on the Training and Access Project, where she provides support, consultation and professional development to Boston Public Schools and their staff. Kate collaborates with schools in implementing social-emotional learning supports and systems.

Specialty: 
Social-Emotional Health. Teaching
Materials & Tools:

All materials will be provided in class.