Creativity in the Classroom

Course Cost

$335/participant for member schools
$480/participant for non-member schools


6 Weeks: November 1 – December 10


Carol Kelly and Justin Manwell

Carol serves as AVLI's Professional Development Lead, and Justin is an English teacher and drama director at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy.

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 a 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 on an exploration that includes the brain science of creativity and how it can be harnessed in experiential learning that fosters deep learning.