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Create to Write with the Denver Art Museum

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How can students’ growing writing skills activate the creative process? The Denver Art Museum presents part two of two interactive workshops to uncover playful strategies and tools for supporting early learners on their journey through language and visual arts. Join us to discover creative ways to engage your students in the creative process and leave with practical ideas for your classroom.

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Face to Face

Target Audience

Early childhood teachers, family child care providers, coaches, and directors


Training is appropriate for entry level and experienced early childhood teachers, supporting teachers, directors, coaches and family providers.  


There may be a fee associated with this training.


Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  • practice and reflect on at least two ways they plan to use materials with students to engage in the creative process.

  • plan when and how they can guide their students to explore different media.  Participants will reflect on using different media in at least two methods and how using different media relates to the creative process and expression.


This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

  • Teaching Practice 39.2: Plans and monitors learning opportunities and provides materials for children to express their creativity through music, movement, dramatic play, visual arts, construction, storytelling, blocks, sand and water play.

  • Teaching Practice 40.2: Plans and monitors time, materials, and space to explore and experiment with creative expression in multiple media. 


This professional development opportunity is available through The Denver Art Museum. Program directors or administrators may email Erica Richard,, to schedule a group training event for their program.

Last Update 2/10/2021

Additional Information

This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.

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This professional development opportunity is available through The Denver Art Museum. Program directors or administrators may email Erica Richard,, to schedule a group training event for their program. 

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