Professional Development Lead at AVLI
Continuing Education Credits
3 HOURS At the conclusion of the course, teachers will have the option of applying for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The cost of CEUs is $25.
About the course
Here is one thing we have all learned for certain: Effective teaching and learning DEMANDS CREATIVITY. Whether you are teaching online, balancing in hybrid mode, or back with your students at school, creative instructional design is not just desirable, it is pragmatic, and an intuitive part of faith-based curriculum. Practicing what we preach, we have redesigned the Creativity in the Classroom course, adding a complete section on project-based teaching and learning, a unit on creative engagement strategies for online and blended environments, and restructured completion of the course so that take-away curricular strategies are flexible, topical, and, as always, implementable. 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, tapping into their individual visual, mechanical, verbal, artistic, linguistic, athletic, and analytical talents. Join colleagues from across the AVLI network of schools, or register as a group from your school, for an exploration that includes the brain science of creativity and how it can be harnessed in experiential learning that fosters deep learning.
Here is what teachers report after their 6-week journey through Creativity and the Classroom:
"The activities helped me provide more opportunities for my students to take ownership of their learning through more creative assignments."
"This course was very validating for me and allowed me the space to be more reflective about my teaching. It also gave me more confidence (and resources!) to make a classroom more centered around project-based learning. "
"It challenged me to think outside of my normal realm of thought to creative, unique, challenging and engaging assignments and projects."
"The course helped me expand my creativity toolbox… I’m always looking for new ways to boost student engagement allowing students to become partners in their own learning."