College of Education

Creativity, Imagination and Learning:

A Field Study in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at the Opal School in Portland, Oregon

March 11-15, 2013

 Opal School 2Opal School 1

 Taught by Ena Shelley, Louise Cadwell, Susan MacKay and Opal School staff

Join us for an outstanding professional development opportunity in Portland, Oregon! 

This workshop is a week long and is held on March 11-15, 2013.

An in depth field experience based at Opal School of the Portland Children's Museum in
Portland, OR will be the foundation of this week long, intensive course. The topics for
our investigation:

  • What skills and knowledge are essential for 21st century students and teachers?
  • What elements, organization, curricula, environments and teaching styles produce
    creative, meaningful and highly successful teaching and learning?
  • Our focus will be in mathematics, literacy and students' social and emotional growth.
  • Several content area books will be required reading before the course begins. The
    final project will be due at the end of April.

Registration and Class Information:

Class size: 15 participants
Credit: 3 hours of graduate credit
Tuition: $1000

For more information, contact Louise Cadwell at:

To register, contact Cindy Smith at: