Created in direct response to post-COVID-19 teacher need and in collaboration with the Chautauqua County Music Teachers’ Association, the Teaching in a New Era professional development series presents best practices teaching techniques in hybrid/remote learning, with a focus on arts strategies, but appropriate for all teachers, grades K-12.
The classes will all be offered at, using remote technology to model remote learning strategies, provide digital resources and build a community of teachers committed to supporting each other to navigate the challenges brought forth in the hybrid/remote learning era.

Each class includes:

  • On-Your-Own Content, including videos, interactive engagements with the content, opportunities for individual reflection and community sharing of reflections and ideas
  • Zoom Workshop: 90-minute face-to-face sessions, including demonstrations of sample lessons, breakout rooms for collaborative project development, discussions and reflections
  • Access to the Chautauqua Arts Education Slack Channel: Easily connect with colleagues to share ideas, problem-solve, work collaboratively and develop rich communities of support and encouragement as we face the challenges of remote learning together.
  • Each individual class is worth 5 hours of CTLE credit for NYS teachers.

These classes were developed and will be offered by Chautauqua Institution Director of Arts Education Suzanne Fassett-Wright. Please contact her directly with any questions at

Register for any or all of these classes at

"I am happy to say that CI Arts Education reached out to me about the possibility of hosting an online in-service for our county educators. As a county-wide music organization, the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association hosts an annual in-service day in the fall, but due to COVID-19 making it difficult to find a physical host, and for presenters to prepare asynchronous and synchronous materials, we decided as an organization that we were not able to do that this year. A short time after that decision was made, my wonderful friends at Chautauqua Institution reached out to ask what we needed during this time. As an educator, this situation has been very difficult to say the least in terms of navigating the uncharted waters of teaching during this pandemic crisis. The professional development opportunities that Chautauqua Institution has made available to educators is relevant to this situation right now; it will comprise of asynchronous material as well as synchronous virtual meetings that applies directly to our teaching situations."


—Brian Hornbuckle
Brocton Central School District Band Director and CCMTA Past President and Inservice Day Chair

2020–2021 Teaching in a New Era Classes

Going With the Flow

Going With the Flow

On-Your-Own Content Available: October 9 – October 19
Zoom Workshop: Monday, October 19, 4–5:30 p.m.

Going with the Flow: Adapting to New Learning Spaces and Strategies
Teachers have been asked to take on many new responsibilities, from developing effective lessons in multiple formats, to complete changes in curriculum and teaching assignments. This professional development session will present strategies to capitalize on these challenges as opportunities to focus on aspects of the subject matter that might go overlooked in the traditional classroom setting. This session will also include an overview of successful remote learning strategies, as well as opportunities to collaborate with all participants to develop solutions to specific concerns in the remote/hybrid learning space. For grades K-12 with a focus on arts learning strategies, but applicable to all subject areas.

To register, visit