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Beyond Project-Based Learning:

Understanding and Applying Creative Learning in the Classroom

Accredited through Bridgewater State University for three (3) graduate credits

Join Rachel Garber, M.Ed, of the Creative Learning Company in a semester-long exploration of the fundamentals of creative learning. This dynamic course for PreK-Grade 5 educators will provide you with the foundational knowledge, methodologies, and curriculum to foster deeper learning in your classroom.

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This is not your average graduate course! 


Get ready to imagine, design, and innovate in this highly collaborative, interactive course. 


Limited to 10 students, this course will create a supportive community of teachers who share a goal of transforming teaching and learning in their classrooms.



Virtual Classroom via Zoom 


Course Duration: 

March 28th, 2024-May 16th, 2024

Meeting Time: 3:00-4:15 pm

(meets weekly on Thursdays, excluding holidays)

Tuition: $585.00 for course and supplies (4 interest-free payments available through PayPal)  Contact us about discounts for registering with a colleague!


Graduate Credits: $325.00*

*This fee is payable to Bridgewater State University. Instructions given during first class. 

Registration: Limited to 8 students. Registration must be received by March 24th, 2024

Questions? Email Rachel at


In Beyond Project Based Learning, teachers use our creative learning microworlds, complete curriculum units carefully designed to encourage student exploration and playful engagement around a specific theme. Each of these microworlds builds on developmental level skills and strengthens essential capabilities such as imagination, creativity, and problem solving.


Over the three months of this course, you’ll learn valuable, actionable content – along with detailed curriculum plans – to immediately apply these concepts in the classroom.

“I would definitely recommend this class. It provides such a wonderful learning experience for the children and they have a blast with it! As a teacher, it reinvigorated me to try new things and try to integrate more imagination and play into the classroom every day. It makes teaching and learning more fun for everyone.”


- 2nd Grade Teacher


Teachers of students PreK-Grade 5 who are seeking innovative, hands-on approaches to classroom learning and excited to collaborate with like-minded colleagues.

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The best way for teachers to apply creative learning strategies is to first experience creative learning themselves! Our course meetings include discussions, immersive activities, and assignments to support classroom implementation.


We’ll set a strong foundation with the fundamentals of the creative learning methodology, and review case studies to explore its many benefits for students and teachers alike. You’ll receive grade-level appropriate microworld units to apply in your classroom throughout the duration of the course.


Creative learning is an approach that grows stronger with time and regular application. Together we will observe how microworlds come to life in your classroom, assess the impact on student learning, and reflect on your experience as a creative learning facilitator.

Class begins Thursday, March 28th, 2024

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Rachel is a longtime educator with decades of experience working with young people, volunteers, teachers, and parents in both public school and community-based educational programs.


She brings a deep understanding of the realities of classroom learning to her work – and builds authentic, meaningful connections with the teachers and administrators she works with.


Her high-energy facilitation style and out-of-the-box thinking make for fun, dynamic workshops and courses.

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Here's What Teachers are saying...

“Put on your creative hat and jump right in! I would recommend the class for anyone who wants to create engaging hands-on activities for their students.”


- 3rd Grade Teacher

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