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. Programming is supported by Colorado Creative Industries.
Upcoming Events at a Glance
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The Institute for Creative Teaching is an in-depth, three-day institute, in collaboration with the University of Denver’s Morgridge School of Education, offering the theory and practice of arts integration. Held on campus at the University of Denver, ICT connects teachers with Denver artists to learn how to leverage artistic expression to effectively support new educational standards and social emotional learning.
2021 Institute for Creative Teaching
Dates: October 23, 24, and 30
Location: University of Denver
Times: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Full price = $150
*DPS Scholarship = $50 (plus 3 session residency in the spring)
**Additional scholarships through Otten Johnson will be available for non-DPS teachers = $50 (plus 3 session residency in the spring)
Think 360 artists = FREE
DU students = no charge from T360
REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 17, 2021.
*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 offer reduced admission and come with a FREE artist residency in your school during the Spring of 2022. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis after teachers fill out a simple scholarship application. Teachers of all grade levels and content areas are eligible.
**Outside Denver / Rural Scholarships Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetii, we are pleased to offer special scholarships to educators from outside of the Denver-metro area. In addition to reduced admission, these scholarships come with a FREE artist residency in your school during the spring of 2022. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis after teachers fill out a simple scholarship application. Teachers of all grade levels and content areas are eligible. Limited travel stipends may also be available.
Scholarship applications close on October 13, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Jason Diminich, Education Director at email@example.com.
What is the Institute for Creative Teaching?
It is a nationally recognized professional development institute for educators, artists, and administrators to:
- Reignite their passion for teaching and learning.
- Discover ways to integrate Creativity, Social-Emotional Learning, and JOY into the curriculum.
- Participate in hands-on workshops with professional artists to awaken the artist within.
- Receive 20+ 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.”
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.
Past Workshops: May 15, 2020
1:00pm – 2:30pm MST
The Power of Story for Change
Presented by: donnie l. betts, Teaching Artist
Past Workshops: May 8, 2020
1:00pm – 2:30pm MST
Celebrating Strength: Identifying opportunities and wellness paths for self and others in context mass trauma
Presented by: Bianca Mikahn, Teaching Artist
Past Workshops: April 24, 2020
Teaching Social Justice Through Music
Presented by: Andrea Asali, Teaching Artist and Katrina Hendrick, Denver Public Schools
Past Workshops: April 10, 2020
1:00pm – 2:30pm
The Wellness Workshop
Presented by: Andrea Moore, Teaching Artist
Please contact Jason Diminich for details.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.