Empowering Kids Through Art

This course will give you the opportunity to explore the integration of the visual arts into your curriculum as a tool for creative thinking in your students.

Course Description

Since the beginning of time, mankind has created art. Art is a language that all people speak, cutting across racial, cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers, enhancing cultural appreciation and awareness. It provides opportunities for self expression, bringing the inner world into the outer world of concrete reality, integrating mind, body, and spirit. This course will give you the opportunity to explore the integration of the visual arts into your curriculum as a tool for inspiring creative thinking in your students.

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Duration

Approximately 45 hours

Up to 3 months to complete coursework

Estimated Cost

$270

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

3 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Earn graduate-level professional development credits for salary advancement

Gain practical teaching strategies |   Integrate art into curriculum    |    Create a plan to engage at-risk students using art

What is an independent study course?

This self-paced, online, project-based course provides educators with a framework for exploring a topic that allows teachers the freedom to choose their own focus and readings.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Encourage teachers to read the current research related to integrating art into the curriculum as a tool for developing creative thinkers and problem solvers
  • Develop a plan for engaging at-risk students using art
  • Promote art as a tool for learning and enjoyment


Course Topics:

  • Visual Arts integrated into the curriculum
  •  Assist participants in developing a plan for engaging at-risk students
  • Promote art as a tool for learning and enjoyment



Who Should Enroll?

  • PreK-12 teachers
  • Teacher candidates
  • School administrators
  • Para-educators    

Earn your credit in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Register online.

Step 2
Complete the course.

Step 3
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.



Resources

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Tech Requirements

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What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.

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