Module Three

Behavior Management:
A Guide to Creative Chaos

November 30, 2018 | 12pm - 5pm


10917 Magnolia Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

Registration deadline:

Monday, November 19, 2018


  • Participants will be able to identify both common and uncommon classroom behaviors and the strategies and techniques used to manage them.
  • Participants will apply the ages and stages of learners including recognition of physical, cognitive, social, and literacy development benchmarks to specific grade bands for students of all types.
  • Participants will demonstrate an understanding the Universal Design for Learning within a teaching activity.

Behavior Management: A Guide to Creative Chaos

Behavior management strategies are proven to advance classroom management and promote positive learning for students of all ages. The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) embeds teaching artists into classrooms to bring artistry and creativity to the academic learning process. Arts integration transports a traditional classroom into a new style of learning and adds change to the daily routine of students. The benefits of infusing the arts with conventional subjects gives the non-traditional learner an opportunity to excel. When students are allowed to move about their learning through the creative process, behaviors will arise and at times will need to be managed to foster learning and ensure safe environments. Through CAL’s professional development session Behavior Management, attendees will have the opportunity to explore all types of student behaviors as well as strategies and techniques used for negotiating these behaviors.

Through detailed exploration, attendees will gain an understanding of the ages and stages of all learners. Recognition in physical, cognitive, social, and literacy development benchmarks specific to the different ages of students will give teaching artists an understanding of the students they will likely encounter. Attendees will study adaptation skills for arts activities using the Universal Design for Learning, ensuring their capabilities in engaging all levels of students for equal opportunities of engagement. Through this professional development session, teaching artists will be prepared and educated to meet students at varying level to promote healthy artistic environments.

Session presenters:

Emma Parker
Artistic Manager 
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Kara Stewart
Executive Director and Founding Artistic Director
Art Sparks

Presented with

Edwin D Northrup II Fund through the
PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee