Creative Mindset Blueprint 2017-05-23T09:48:13+00:00

The Creative Mindset Blueprint Online Class

An Arts Integration Training Program – Provided Completely Online

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE CODE: EC0010

Ever feel like creativity is being stripped away from your classroom?  But with all of the testing and curriculum requirements it’s hard enough to get everything in. You’d love to integrate the arts, but finding the time feels impossible.

In this arts integration training, you’ll learn how to bring creative experiences back to your classroom and still get through everything in your curriculum!

 

The Creative Mindset Blueprint course provides teachers with:

  • an understanding of why and how arts integration works as an approach to learning.
  • the most effective strategies and sequence for using of arts integration to get you maximum results with minimum stress
  • specific examples for how to assess an arts integration lesson.
  • and a plan for using arts integration to foster more collaboration, higher student growth and community engagement.

 

You’ll leave this arts integration training program with specific tools and strategies to provide creative teaching and learning experiences in your classroom.

INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT
GROUP ENROLLMENT

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Investigate the gaps in your current curriculum and identify ways that arts integration can be used to strengthen those areas.

  • Explore specific standards alignments that already exist and learning examples of how to pair them in a lesson.

  • Become empowered to use arts integration confidently in the curriculum.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the arts integration approach and how to use it effectively in the classroom.
  • Cultivate your own creative mindset through which to base instruction and feedback models.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

We’re happy to help answer any questions you have or provide more information.  Just get in touch using your preferred method below.

COURSE CURRICULUM

The Creative Mindset Online Arts Integration Training includes 4 learning modules and 3 big bonuses. Each training module contains (3) 15-minute video lessons and 5-6 downloadable worksheets.  Here’s exactly what you’ll find inside…

creative teaching

Learning the basics of creative teaching, the arts integration approach and how to overcome resistance.

Includes:

  • Lesson 1: Why you might encounter resistance and what to do about it
  • Lesson 2: Real-life data and research supporting the approach
  • Lesson 3: How to create a custom arts integration approach that works

Worksheets:  Resistance Cheat Sheet, Lesson Plan Template, Process/Product Guide, Access Point Worksheet, Teacher Survey, Lesson Look-Fors

Getting others on board with you!

Includes:

  • Lesson 1: How to highlight the benefits and maximize the features of the creative mindset
  • Lesson 2: Who you need on your first team (and who you don’t)
  • Lesson 3: How to document your progress and what evidence you should collect

Worksheets:  30-day Jumpstart Plan, Team Checklist, Evidence Cheat Sheet, Peer Review Template

Specific strategies and lessons you can use right now in your classroom

Includes:

  • Lesson 1: How to carve out and make the most of your planning time
  • Lesson 2: The best strategies to use for the highest impact
  • Lesson 3: How to use strategies as a propeller into lesson implementation and flow

Worksheets:  Collaborative Planning Framework, Strategies Resource Guide, Extending Strategies Worksheet, Strategies to Lesson Worksheet

Assessment templates that are easy-to-use and understand

Includes:

  • Lesson 1: Quick, effective, and reliable assessments
  • Lesson 2: How to reach out to potential partners and forge lasting relationships
  • Lesson 3: How celebrations will skyrocket your success rate (and how to do it without the “cheese”)

Worksheets:  Assessment Alignment Guide, Assessment Pinboard, Reachout Checklist and Email Script, Celebrations Idea Sheet, Final Checklist

Bonuses to help make this process even easier

Includes:

  • Connected standards planner (completed for you)
  • Curated list of arts integration example videos – see it in action
  • How to use QR codes as an arts integration strategy
  • Unit Planner
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WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE

This course comes with all of the following:

 10 hour PD Certificate

12 Streaming Video Lessons

14 Downloadable Handouts

Slidedeck & Video Downloads

Your Personalized PD Certificate

At the completion of the course, each participant will be provided a certificate of professional development for 10 hours, often suitable for district CEUs and recertification needs.

Please check with your school or district on the transferability of PD hours into CEU credits.

**PA, NY, and TX residents – we are an approved PD provider.**

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 **Registering a group or need to use a school PO?  Contact us here for information.

SAMPLE LESSON

Creating Buy-In

Video Length: 14 min. 30 sec.

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS LESSON:

  • HOW TO CREATE BUY-IN QUICKLY: and in a way that doesn’t feel pushy.
  • WHO TO HAVE ON YOUR TEAM: and why you don’t want everyone.

YOUR RESOURCES

VIDEO DOWNLOAD (.mp4)
SLIDE DECK (PDF)
TEAM CHECKLIST (PDF)

leslie-headshot“Your course brought a sense of freshness and exciting to my teaching practice. Being a lover of the arts has brought so much joy and energy into my classroom already and I am looking forward to continuing my practice as an integrated arts teacher. Thank you for your passion and commitment to bringing creativity back into ALL of our classrooms 🙂”

Leslie Muhlbach

Meet Your Instructor

Susan Riley

Susan is the Founder and CEO of EducationCloset. As an arts integration and STEAM specialist, Susan has taught over 2,000 educators how to harness the creative mindset in their classrooms while maintaining integrity to the arts.  She is an internationally-recognized author, speaker, educator and passionate advocate for arts integration and STEAM.  In this new training, Susan shares her 12+ years of experience to provide you with the support you need in the rapidly shifting 21st century classroom.

READY TO GET STARTED?

Don’t let another day slip by without the tools you need to bring creative thinking, joy and powerful learning experiences BACK to your classroom.

ENROLL HERE for $199

This investment in yourself and your creative teaching practice is just $199 and you can enroll now. The Creative Mindset Blueprint is a 100% online class, accessible from any device, anytime. Once your transaction has been processed, you will receive an email with a secure link to gain immediate access.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to feel totally comfortable taking our professional development courses. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!

Absolutely!  Each of our courses are self-paced, means you can go as quickly or as slowly as you need. We know that while you may have specific intentions for how you’ll go through your course, life can sometimes have other plans. That’s why you can take any course at any time.  You’ll never have to worry about falling behind or getting registered for credit in time.  Work at your own pace in your own way.

In most cases, yes! We can provide you with a certificate of hours from our organization, based on the contact hours of the course. The majority of schools and districts accept these certificates and count them towards professional development hours.  We always advise you, however, to check with your own institution before taking a course – just to be sure!

None of these courses are offered with graduate credit or are affiliated with an institution of higher education.  However, we do work directly with state departments of education to ensure that these professional development hours meet their requirements and high-levels of learning expectations.  As such, in almost all cases, these courses can be used for continuing education requirements.

All of our individual courses are available for a total of $199.  That includes lifetime access and a certificate of 10 PD hours.  No additional books or purchases are required – everything is provided inside the course.

Absolutely.  We invite you to participate in any course for 30 days and access all that we have to offer.  At the end of 30 days, if you don’t feel that the course fits your needs, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

We’ll ask for your completed course work (to make sure you gave it a try) and ask what didn’t work for you (so that we can learn and improve).  If you commit to the work and don’t get the value, then we don’t deserve your money.

School districts MAY use a purchase order – please contact us for more details and let us know which course you are interested in.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please contact us for those rates.

In most cases, yes! Again, we suggest you double check with your own institution as each has different requirements.  We have a high-level of transferability for our courses to be used for these purposes, and will be happy to work with your institution if they require more information or details.

One of the unique things about this course is that there are no written assignments or quizzes. We don’t feel a drawn-out written assignment or quiz is directly applicable to your work.  Instead, in each lesson we provide you with a resource/download that you can use to apply the information you’ve learned from the video.

For example, in Module 2, Lesson 2, you are provided with this team checklist . You’ll complete the checklist after watching the video lesson and then use it as you continue throughout the course.  This way, your learning builds over time and you’re creating resources you can use in your own classroom.

At the end of any course, you’ll submit a plan of action for how you are going to incorporate everything you’ve learned into your classroom.  People approach this plan differently.  Some folks provide a series of lessons they plan to incorporate, some provide an outline for how they plan to bring arts integration to their school, and others write an essay on everything that they have learned throughout the course.  Any of these are fine!  Once we receive that plan of action, we review it and provide you with feedback and your certificate of hours within about 2-3 days.

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1088 or Email us here

Set yourself (and your students) up for success

Enroll in the creative teaching course trusted by thousands of K-12 teachers using Arts Integration in their classrooms.

ENROLL HERE for $199