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Creativity in the Classroom

September 9 – October 18

This course is designed to provide teachers the opportunity to explore the role creativity plays in instructional design, both from a pragmatic standpoint and from an intuitive faith-based approach as well.  Creativity is one of the most essential of human talents and if we recognize and harness that ability, we enrich our daily lives and that of our students.  Among students in our classrooms, creativity varies over a wide range - visual, mechanical, verbal, artistic, linguistic, athletic, mathematical, and analytical; this course is designed around this idea, and the activities are designed to build on our individuality in lesson design.  We will define creativity, look at how the brain perceives and interprets it, we will look at the link between prayer and creative expressions, and we will even reflect on the creativity of plagiarism.  Every teacher and student possess the innate characteristics for creative expression, and the goal of this course is to enhance the tools for the teacher who is aware and knowledgeable of proven and effective ways to teach creative behavior.

$335/participant for member schools
$410/participant for non-member schools

At the conclusion of the course, teachers will have the option of applying for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The cost of CEUs is $25.