What if there were a proven way to get your students excited about learning and improve test scores—in any subject?
It’s called Design-Based Learning (DBL). ArtCenter's Summer Institute for Teachers is a five-day, intensive program in this time-tested methodology. This method taps students’ natural creativity to develop higher-level thinking and enhance comprehension of the K–12 curriculum. It is never restricted by the changing world of content standards.
Regardless of a teacher’s grade level, subject or need for integrating the curriculum, supplementing current methods with Design-Based Learning can make a dramatic difference in the classroom.
This five-day institute provides three semester units of credit—units are transferable to the M.A. Degree Program (45 units) or the Certificate Program (20 units) in Design-Based Learning at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The program is open to K–12 educators, principals, administrators, college instructors and after-school program directors and staff.
Scholarships are available.
What is Design-Based Learning?
- Time-tested technique proven to raise test scores
- Highly effective with ELL and learning disabled students
- Applicable to all California standards Reduces teacher burnout
- No special classroom supplies or equipment required
How Design-Based Learning Works
DBL "sneaks up on learning" by engaging students' innate curiosity and creating a fun, interactive environment that develops higher-level reasoning skills in the context of the standard K–12 curriculum.