Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Institute for Teachers in Pasadena

The Summer Institute for Teachers at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena is a five-day, intensive program in design-based learning. Its goal is to tap students’ natural creativity to develop higher-level thinking and enhance comprehension of the K–12 curriculum.

July 30—August 1 and August 4—5, 2008, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
For K–12 Teachers in All Subject Areas
Four Units Professional Staff Development Credit
Five-Day Hands-On Workshop Taught by Working Classroom Teachers
Award-Winning Program

Founded in 2002, the Summer Institute for Teachers received the 2006 Award of Merit in K–12 Architectural Education from the American Architectural Foundation. Also in 2006, Art Center’s Leslie Stoltz received a California School Board Association Golden Bell Award for excellence in education for her work in Design-Based Learning with the Chapparal Middle School in Diamond Bar, California.

Design-Based Learning was developed by Doreen Nelson (right), a professor at Art Center College of Design and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and recipient of the California State University 2006 Wang Family Excellence Award in education. Nelson directs the Summer Institute for Teachers.

Paula Goodman is the Director of K-12 Programs for Art Center College of Design.

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