Training & Consulting

Training & Consulting

CREA offers professional development, ongoing coaching on curriculum implementation, and organization-wide consulting services. All of our offerings are designed to grow the next generation of creative leaders through personalized, engaging, and rigorous project-based learning experiences.

Curriculum & Training Package

CREA’s curriculum comes with 2 days of in-person professional development and ongoing teacher support, including observations, written feedback, and 1-on-1 coaching conversations. Our professional development sessions prepare teachers to implement the CREA curriculum in their classrooms, through a deep dive into the curriculum content, practice facilitating select sessions, and review of the best pedagogical practices for bringing high-quality PBL to life.

deep dive

Our professional development equips teachers to implement the CREA model in their classroom. We dive into the content of the curriculum so teachers are confident in facilitating the CREA experiences every step of the way.

practice and feedback

We believe that practice makes progress. For that reason our sessions include ample opportunities for teachers to role play CREA sessions and receive feedback from expert CREA facilitators.

Learn best practices

The CREA instructional model is build around our core values of creativity, personalization, relationships, and student agency. Our training ensures that teachers leave with best practices in order to foreground these values.

Stand Alone Professional Development

If your school or organization already has experience with highly individualized project-based learning models, you may choose Professional Development as a stand-alone service to refresh and revitalize PBL at your institution. Stand alone professional development means your teachers will not gain access to the full CREA curriculum, but will learn the fundamentals of CREA’s 8-pillar model & best practices for bringing CREA’s instructional approach to their classrooms. These sessions include a binder of instructional materials, including a poster of the 8-pillar process, 1 key activity and associated materials from each pillar of the process, and a planning guide for teachers to use as they integrate this process into their lesson and unit plans.

Master the 8-pillar CREA Process

In our stand alone PD you will learn the fundamentals of CREA’s 8-pillar process, coming to understand the what, why, and how of each pillar in our 8-pillar process.

Experience Key CREA Activities

Our PD sessions allow teachers to experience the key activities associated with each pillar of our 8-pillar process. They walk away with the materials and experience required to bring these experiences to their students.

Integrate CREA’s Model into Lesson & Unit Plans

We want teachers to make the CREA model work for their classrooms and their kids. For that reason we provide time & tools for integrating the 8-pillar approach into their existing lesson and unit plans.

Consulting

CREA also consults with schools and other education entities to improve the quality of instruction for students. We design individualized consulting plans to support partners in meeting their unique goals. Past partnerships have included co-designing department-wide instructional frameworks, creating teaching standards and evaluation tools, and working with teams to develop onboarding tools for new instructional staff.