Creative Educator Program

Creative Educator Program

Professional Development Designed for Art Educators

CCS offers opportunities for teachers of all disciplines to gain experience with integrating Art and Technology in the classroom. One-day workshops each month provide insights and hands-on learning opportunities for educators. For each two technology workshops you enroll in, you get a FREE Open-Studio day.

Let CCS Handle the SCECH’s and Grad Credits.

All teachers who complete any of CCS’s professional development workshops will earn Michigan State Board of Education SCECH (State Continuing Education Clock Hours) or Graduate Credit. See individual course descriptions for SCECH details.

Workshop Schedule

  1. Winter 2014

January 25, 2014

Adobe Cloud: How Expanded Access Impacts the Creative Classroom
(5.0 SCECHs)            

Saturday   10 AM –  3:45 PM
(1 session; 3 hours learning time, .5 hour break)

Get the skinny on Adobe’s new “cloud” delivery system and how it has expanded student and teacher access to Adobe software, while also lowering the cost to do so.

  • How the Cloud Works and what software is Adobe offering
  • Getting Access to and Paying for Short-term software licenses
  • The Cloud and The District; intricacies and questions to ask your IT department
  • The Cloud and the iPad- can it be done?
  • Hands on session
  • What's new in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

February 22, 2014

From Basic Photoshop to 3D Printing 
(4.0 SCECHs)
Saturday   10 AM – 2:30 PM
(1 session; 4 hours learning time, .5 hour break)
Instructor: Various

Are you ready to bridge the gap between working with digital technology and making real, tactile, 3-dimensional work? Working from simple images in Adobe Photoshop, learn to prepare an image for 3D printing using CCS’s rapid prototyping equipment and wood. Learn and work under the guidance of a fine artist-educator and a digital imaging-educator who together, will show you how easy it can be to move from a 2D image to a 3D object. Come prepared with 3 images you would like to transform. Each participant will walk away with at least 1 printed object.

  • Selecting and working from an image
  • Preparing an image for 3D printing
  • Overview of various 3D printing methods and materials
  • 3D output of your original 2D artwork


March 15, 2014

Open Studio
(6.0 SCECHs)
Saturday   9 AM – 4 PM
(1 session; 6 hours learning time, 1 hour break)
Instructor: Various
* FREE if you enroll in two other Professional Development for Art Educator programs.

Choose to work any of the following CCS studios for the day. Each shop will have a Tech assigned to it to help you reach your project goals, but this day is for you to work, not to sit and listen. So come prepared with ideas! A list of materials we will provide, by shop will be emailed in advance of the session to ensure you know what you will need to bring with you so you can complete your intended project.

  • Wood
  • Jewelry
  • Letterpress
  • Printmaking

April 26, 2014

iPads in the Art Room II
(4.0 SCECHs)
Saturday   10 AM – 2:30 PM
(1 session; 4 hours learning time, .5 hour break)
Instructor: Linus Parr

Discover more ways to actively incorporate the iPad and apps into your curricula. Want to send homework home in video format, or record a demo for students to review in advance of a class session? Do it all with these easy to use approaches that help students move from “just for fun” to purposeful and planned creative works that incorporate what they already know and how they use technology.

  • From Blog to Interactive Writing, Podcast to Radio Show and AudioBook to Narrated Art
  • Media Mapping
  • Creating a Narrated Slideshow Screencast
  • Visual Note-taking
  • Visual Recording on the iPad
  • Which apps to use and How to acquire free apps

 Attendance in part I of this course is NOT required to participate.

On-site District/School Training or Professional Development

Professional Development Workshops can be offered at your location* or at CCS for small
or large groups. Workshops offer teachers guidance to meet curricular goals through innovative methods and support of their own professional artistic growth. CCS will work with you and your colleagues to outline the goals for the session(s) and will develop a program that meets your needs.

Workshop rates are based on course content, material requirements and workshop length.

Program content can range from best practices for teaching art and/or design to instructor-led projects in any of CCS’s studios or shops. Whether the goal is to create or innovate, CCS can help your team of teachers achieve their creative potential as artists and educators.

* Workshops delivered at on-site locations will be limited to utilizing currently available technologies.



To discuss your Teacher professional development or training needs call:

Carla Gonzalez
Precollege and Continuing Studies


Individual Workshop: $175
In-Studio Day: $175*

Any Two Workshops: $295*
*Includes One FREE In-Studio Day
$230 savings!


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