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What is the CNY Partnership Passport?

  • The CNY Partnership Passport are free regional sessions that promote the exploration and engagement of local cultural centers in the Central New York region. All Partnership Passports are designed to provide educators with new tools and materials to connect back to their school, classroom, and curriculum in any content area.


    All Partnership Passports are offered after school hours to remove the need for substitutes and sub plans. CTLE credit is awarded for each session.


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    **Limited spots available**

    This program was created with three main goals:


    Connect - To provide educators with connections to cultural centers in the region. The CNY region and surrounding communities have so many cultural centers, teaching artists, and local culinary experiences that are not always considered when planning field trips, learning experiences, or local curriculum connections. These sessions are designed to increase exposure to educational resources that are available in the community. Most sessions have the flexibility to connect to any content area.

    Collaborate - To increase educator collaboration! Each session is filled with educators from a variety of districts and from a variety of content areas/grade levels. These sessions promote educational collaboration and idea sharing.

    Engage - To engage educators with new learning experiences and strategies to use in their school or classroom. Educators will be well-equipped to engage students with connections to their surrounding community through the tools and resources shared at each session.


    Unique to the program:

    Each event is designed in partnership with a local restaurant that educators will be able to experience cuisines from. 

    Attendees who sign-up for the first passport experience will also receive the line-up for the 24-25 school year season. They will have first access to all the professional developments before they go public. They will also have the opportunity to share the event and sign up with a travel buddy as an exclusive experience presented only to those who attend the first community passport. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with us at! We look forward to seeing you all there!