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Professional Learning for School Staff and Community Members

Our professional learning sessions emphasize creative teaching strategies that build community, connection, and capacity for change – in the classroom, and in our educational and work environments. Professional Development is available to schools, teachers and organizations interested in using the arts to activate learning, create community, and facilitate dialogue around critical social issues. Creative Action is an approved provider of Continuing Professional Education credits through the state of Texas.

Available to schools, teachers, and organizations interested in using the arts to activate learning, build community and facilitate dialogue around critical social issues.

Available for Continuing Professional Education Credit from the state of Texas for school teachers/staff. (Each session is 3 hours; online or in person).

Current Topics:

Any of the following sessions can be delivered at any point in the year. However, if you are interested in more than one session, we recommend experiencing them in the order listed for maximum benefit.

Appropriate for all grade levels: 

  • Creating Community and Building Belonging in the Classroom: This interactive workshop will share research about the impact of belonging on developing academic and social strengths in the classroom. Strategies for building community and increasing belonging in the classroom will be demonstrated, explored and practiced together.
  • Conflict Resolution and Effective Apologies: Putting Students in Charge: This workshop differentiates between conflict and bullying, introduces a 4-step process for conflict resolution, and examines effective apologies and the role they play in resolving and recovering from conflict.
  • Handling Challenging Moments: Do you wonder how to respond when a student says something that sounds hurtful, mean, biased or discriminatory? This interactive workshop examines why and how our response matters when we witness these moments. We will explore specific tools that demonstrate what it sounds like to center dialogue and diverse perspectives within a learner-centered practice.

Want something different? We are happy to work with you to develop an arts-centered professional development workshop for your staff. Contact us

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