Creative Educator Program

Creative Educator Program

Professional development for people who teach, use and make art to inspire.

Opportunities for teachers of all disciplines to build experience integrating art and technology in the classroom.

Earn SCECHs — 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.


Adobe® Photoshop® Basics (3.0 SCECHs) This course explores the use of Adobe® Photoshop® software to produce digital images. Students develop the skills necessary for image scanning, photo retouching, image enhancing and manipulation, and color correction. Participants will be introduced to using the Wacom® tablet and must have working knowledge of Macintosh computers.

AGRC 265 A
(educator section)
Taubman Center
Thursday, 7:15 – 10 p.m.
February 12 – April 16, 10 sessions
$455 Noncredit
$460 ASC

iPads for Design (3.0 SCECHs) This course is designed to introduce art educators to the best practices for utilizing a personal tablet or iPad into their course curricula. As school districts begin to issue such devices to each student, teachers are working to understand how to get the most of out of the tool. This course will open the door to the many options and proven methods of using such tools in the art and design classroom.

WKSH 501 A
(educator section)
March 7th
10 a.m. -2 p.m.
Taubman Center room 608
$455 Noncredit
$460 ASC  


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:

Alicia Simon
Precollege and Continuing Studies

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