Summer Teachers Institute: Using the Creative Process to Teach

  • Venue:
    Imagination Space
  • Start:
    June 1, 2015 8:30 am
  • End:
    June 5, 2015 1:30 pm
  • Address:
    750 Citadel Drive East
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
  • Cost:
    Rates vary; see sign-up form at attached link

Work with experts using the Arts to explore the Creative Process of Teaching! Includes:

• Training with Visual Thinking Strategies for all content areas

• Arts Integration for all content areas

• Turning S.T.E.M. education into S.T.E.A.M education

• Culturally Relevant Teaching • Connecting to regional resources

• 32 hours Continuing Education Certification. 2 hours of College Credit available.

June 1 – June 5: Monday thru Thursday 8:30 – 3:30 and Friday 8:30 – 1:30

Who should attend: K-12 Classroom Teachers and Specialists; School Administrators, Teaching Artists


Sample of Presenters/Engagers/Instructors:

Kris Stanec has been researching connections between creativity, critical thinking, teaching and life as an educator for 25 years. Having taught at all levels K-12, she has been full time faculty in the Education Department at Colorado College for 12 years, teaching courses on the power of arts integration in formal and informal learning environments. …

Manya Whitaker: a developmental educational psychologist and professor at Colorado College with expertise in urban education (culturally relevant teaching, low income parent involvement, teacher expectations) and developmentally appropriate teaching. She works with teachers at schools serving ethnic/racial/language minority students.

Kim Sayers-Newlin: an award-winning mixed media artist and art instructor at Pikes Peak Community College. She has taught K thru adult, providing many workshops tailored for teachers. Kim is a former Director of the Manitou Springs Arts Academy and curator of a variety of art exhibitions.

Chris Vestal: as a Maker and founder of Pikes Peak MakerSpace, Chris is proficient in: Woodworking, Metal Fabrication, 3D Printing, Computer Assembly, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Graphic Design, HD Video Recording, Video Editing and dabbles in Robotics and Home Improvement

Marc Straub: Cool Science guy engaging educators and kids of all ages in hands-on inspiring experiences to generate a love of science learning. Ramona Lapsley: Fine Artist and and K-5 Arts Educator, Ramona has a passion for printmaking and engaging students in mixed media constructions.

Hellen Eberhardie Dunn: Teaching Artist and Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. Currently teaches at the Academy of Advanced and Creative Learning. Ormao Contemporary Dance, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Cool Science, CS Fine Arts Center, Manitou Art Center, PP MakerSpace, Library 21C

Deborah Thornton: Executive Director of Imagination Celebration. Desires to connect teachers to resources, to ideas, to joy, to each other, and…to underscore teachers’ incredible, essential value in our world!!!


Registration and more information here