Participants explore their personal style in writing, photography or printmaking and develop their skills within their chosen medium to develop ideas for lesson plans and teaching strategies. Each workshop meets for a total of 30 instructional hours, equal to 3.0 SDUs or PLUs*. Graduate credit is not granted for this program.

Registration requirements

Participation is open to educators at all grade levels who complete the registration requirements. The program fee includes all instruction, workshop supplies and relevant field trips.


Classes are held at SCAD Atlanta in Midtown Atlanta. Housing Residential participants stay in apartment-style housing with two bedrooms, a shared kitchen and bath in each unit. Bed and bath linens are not provided; however, linens are available for rent or purchase during the online registration process.


Orientation breakfast (Monday), lunch at the SCAD overview (Wednesday), and morning coffee (Monday-Friday) are provided for all participants. All other meals are the responsibility of the participant.

Cancellation policy

If a participant cancels after confirmation of acceptance has been sent, a $50 cancellation fee is retained from the amount refunded. If cancellation occurs within two weeks prior to the start of the program, 80 percent of funds are reimbursed.

Professional learning units

Teachers who require professional learning units to maintain statewide teaching certification may receive PLUs for the successful completion of the program. A course record is issued to principals, schools or school districts upon completion of the program to verify participation. The course record can be submitted by participants to their state for professional development units pending evaluation and approval. One PLU is earned for each 10 contact hours of classroom instruction. No college credit is earned.

* A course record containing the number of instructional hours is provided to participants following the successful completion of each workshop. This record can be submitted to the applicable state for professional development units pending evaluation and approval.