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Cooke Center Institute presents custom professional development workshops for educators in schools and other settings throughout New York City to support faculty in understanding and developing effective instruction. By presenting on a wide variety of topics related to general education, special education and child development, our staff specialists share their knowledge and the lessons Cooke has learned through our years of experience and research.

Tailored to the needs of our partner schools, our workshops can be geared toward small groups or large-scale audiences, with half-, full-, or multi-day formats. 


  Sample workshop topics include:

  • Close Reading: Digging Deeper into Literature and Informative Text

  • Literacy Across the Curriculum

  • Understanding Text Complexity
  • Thinking Maps Across the Curriculum

  • Celebration of Student Writing and the Importance of Feedback

  • Understanding and Developing Text-Based Questions to Deepen Comprehension
  • Child Development - A Comprehensive View
  • Understanding IEPs
  • Improving Academic Performance by Understanding Executive Functioning
  • Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Differentiate Instruction
  • Supporting Diverse Learners Throughout the Day



For more information about Cooke Center Institute’s services, please contact Director Aliza Kushner at (212) 280-4473 x21 or

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