Think 360 Arts offers training and professional development in arts integration for classroom teachers, arts specialists, administrators, and cultural organizations. We assist leaders in exploring ways to create, support, and sustain educational environments that foster creativity, innovation, student engagement, and 21st century skills.
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Creative Learning Labs are half-day workshops on a variety of topics relevant to educators, teaching artists, and arts education providers. We assist leaders in exploring ways to create, support, and sustain educational environments that foster creativity, innovation, student engagement, and 21st century skills.
November 14th, 2017
Location: Think 360 Arts Training Room – 135 Park Avenue West, Denver CO. 80205
Session 1: 9:00am -11:30am
Optimizing Your Creative Potential
Presenter: Heather Doyle- Maier
Join book artist Heather Doyle-Maier for a morning of inspiration and creative renewal! This workshop is for educators, artists, and anyone who regularly counts on creative thinking to get their work done. Participants will be guided through a series of hands-on exercises to examine personal creative practices and structures in order to better inspire and nurture communities to do the same.
Session 2: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Jump into STEAM – Channel Your Inner Scientist!
Presenter: Ruth Catchen
In this workshop, participants will learn how to take common activities done in the classroom, and STEAMify them by using sensory exploration to investigate and discover science as well as solve problems through design and build challenges.
Pricing: Half day $60; Full day $80
Please contact Jason Diminich for details.
*Think 360 Artist Pricing: FREE
Refund Policy If Think 360 Arts cancels this class, all participants will receive a full refund. If a participant cancels there will be no refunds given.
Collaboration and sharing is one of the founding principles of great educational practice. Think 360 Arts reserves the right to publish photographic testimonies and representations of the experiences within the structure of the Creative Learning Labs on our social media platforms, and in our marketing materials.
The Institute for Creative Teaching is an in-depth week-long summer institute, in collaboration with the University of Denver’s Morgridge School of Education, offering the theory and practice of arts integration.
2017 Institute for Creative Teaching
Dates: June 20-23, 2017
Location: Graland Country Day School
55 Clermont Street, Denver
Times: 8:30am – 4:00pm each day
Full price = $425
*DPS Scholarship = $200
Think 360 Artists = $200
*Denver Public Schools Scholarships Thanks to our partnership with Denver Arts & Venues, we are pleased to offer 10 special scholarships to Denver Public Schools teachers. These scholarships come with a FREE artist residency in your school during the fall of 2017. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis after teachers fill out a simple scholarship application no later than April 15th, 2017. Teachers of all grade levels and content areas are eligible.
Refund Policy: If Think 360 Arts cancels this class, all participants will receive a full refund. If a participant cancels after June 1st, 2017 there will be no refunds given.
If you have any questions, please contact Jason Diminich, Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Institute for Creative Teaching?
It is a nationally recognized professional development institute, offered in June, for educators, artists, and administrators to:
- Reignite passion for teaching and find renewed joy in the classroom.
- Discover ways to equip students with 21st century skills such as innovation, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
- Institute for Creative Teaching for Classroom and Arts Teachers: Arts Integrated Approaches to Education
- Participate in hands-on workshops with 5 master teaching artists to discover how to integrate arts-based practices into everyday teaching.
- Collaborate with arts integration specialists to connect and apply artistic experiences to the standards-based curriculum.
- Participants receive contact hours toward CDE license renewal.
Testimonials from past Institute participants:
“This was one of the best trainings I have been to, and one of the most applicable to who I want to be as a teacher.”
“The personal growth is as important as the ideas for the classroom.”
“The most memorable thing was collaboration with other participants and instructors and the quality of the artists and their approachability and flexibility.”
“Every teacher should take this training. It will enable you to reach children in a completely different way.”
2017 Institute Faculty
Shannon Burgert, Ph.D., Boulder Valley Public Schools
Erin B. Lea-Dougherty, Denver Public Schools
Jennifer Ghormley, Visual Artist
Michael Medina, Cherry Creek Public Schools
David Reuille, Dancer/ Choreographer
Bruce Uhrmacher, Ph.D., Program Chair, Curriculum and Instruction, DU Morgridge College of Education
Lisa Zimmerman, Literary Artist
With Special Guests:
Bob Hall, Musician, Kusogea Nobi Drum Ensemble
Adrian Molina aka Molina Speaks, Poet and Performing Artist
Alison Waltrous, Theatre Artist, Education Director for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Custom Professional Development
Think 360 Arts offers custom-designed programs for school faculty that support teachers’ efforts to reach every student through imaginative and alternative ways of teaching. We encourage schools’ commitment to the arts as a key component of the teaching and learning environment. Think 360 Arts will customize a program that is the right length and focus for your faculty. Sessions may include:
- Connecting arts-integration to new Colorado Academic Standards, and 21st Century Skills
- Hands-on workshops with professional teaching artists
- Curriculum connections to specific content areas
- Demonstration lessons, unit and lesson planning, and discussion
- Aesthetic education theory and practice
Art Education Consultants:
Is your school looking to make a deeper impact through the arts? Develop an arts strategic plan? Create an art academy? Design a visiting artist program? Contact Jason Diminich at email@example.com for suggestions or more information. In addition, you may choose to deepen the impact of a Think 360 Arts performance, workshop, or residency at your school by adding professional development sessions for the faculty. Prices vary depending on the program you select.