PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS TO BUILD 21-ST CENTURY CLASSROOMS
Transforming Education, One Classroom at a Time
DEVELOPMENT WITH DIGNITYTM
In-person or Online Continuing Professional Development Training for Early childhood and Youth Development programs
At Dignity of Children®, our mission is to empower leaders, educators, and parents with applicable knowledge to transform learning environments into safe and expressive spaces where children can thrive. Established in 2008 with the goal of holistic child and youth development and reducing education inequality.
Dignity of Children® extends its reach nationally, serving after-school programs and providing exceptional child and youth development training. Committed to supporting all educational environments, we aim to equip children and youth with 21st-Century Skills essential for success in today’s dynamic world and life. Our programs concentrate on cultivating workplace readiness skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, technological and digital literacy, initiative, and problem-solving.
We have designed both online and in-person professional development training for groups, aligning with evidence-based practices for teachers, youth professionals, and leadership. These programs are crafted to support the creation of a 21st Century learning culture that prepares youth for the ever-changing modern-day world.
At Dignity of Children®, we believe in inspiring youth to THRIVE by teaching them critical thinking, effective communication, logical reasoning, productive information analysis, and socially conscious decision-making.
LEADERSHIP GROUP TRAINING
Personal and professional skills development for educational and non-profit organizations groups to maintain a high-quality environment.
EDUCATORS GROUP TRAINING
Classroom strategies and techniques to create a culture of 21st-century learning for K-12 teachers and youth development professionals.
WHAT ARE 21ST CENTURY SKILLS?
We design our professional development training to support teachers, staff and leaders to create a 21st century culture for all learning environments.
"The training was challenging, fantastic, embracing. Sonia Toledo has influenced us in finding the best methods to work with our participants, Staff and our community. She has taught us ways to engage our families and build community. This is a must professional development to add to your portfolio."
– Participant, Aspira, Leadership Training, January 2021
"This training has provided me with resources to think outside of the box. As a new director, it has allowed me to ask and answer questions that I never thought about and given me advice on how to improve not only my personal goals but my team as a whole."
– Participant, MMCC, Director's Lab, January 2022
"The trainer was Engaging, informative and energetic . I like the PBL checklist and will be using it for future lesson plans. I learned a lot from this training and good skills to take back when I start writing my project based lessons for school."
– Participant, BronxWorks, Educators Training, March 2023