What is this course?
This is a 2 hour, online, teacher training & professional development course that you can take at your own pace. This course gives you everything you need to know to teach Consenses' Curriculum at your school, organization, workplace or community of choice. In addition to certifying you as a Consenses teacher, this course will open your mind to a whole new world of teaching.
This unique professional development course will inspire and innovate your teaching, resulting in paradigmatic shifts in your pedagogical approaches. Consenses Teacher Training is the first step into a new way of thinking and teaching.
Take this professional development course to:
- Qualify to teach The Consenses Curriculum
- Strengthen your social emotional learning (SEL) aptitude
- Advance your overall teaching skills with new, exciting tools that harness meaningful, life-long creativity in others
- Gain skills which encourage students' tolerance for others' differences while inspiring confidence to let their voices be heard.
- Cultivate confidence to teach art in a multitude of mediums, including photography, music, dance, sculpture, poetry, painting and set design, even if you are NOT an art teacher now or have no artistic skills to speak of.
In just 2 hours, this online course will guide you through 10 online lessons that will encourage a new way of seeing, offer a revelatory set of tools for harnessing creativity and collaboration in others, and inspiring social emotional learning (SEL).
- Includes a short video and downloadable worksheet for you to work through at your own pace
- Is led by Consenses Founder, Sally Taylor with a video designed in collaboration with Harvard School of Education graduate students.
The course includes a private 30-minute video meeting with Sally Taylor to ask questions and/or get help modifying the curriculum for your particular needs. This course is the first step into a new way of thinking and teaching. At the end, you will be certified to teach Consenses’ Curriculum. You can buy access to The Curriculum by the year or month HERE.
Founding director of Arts in Education at Harvard's Graduate School of Education
"For my part, what Consenses is doing with this curriculum gets to the HEART of the MATTER. It's Wonderful how Consenses works across human senses and artistic media. I am overwhelmed. This is so clear and magical."
I am an English teacher, but I have always brought the arts into my classroom and I believe Consenses is what I really want to teach and focus on in my career going forward because it holds so many valuable lessons and experiences for students and adults.
St. Louis Middle and Highschool teacher
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Sally Taylor is an artists and musician.In 1998, reluctant to sign to a major record label, she formed her own, BE Music, and ambitiously produced and recorded three albums (Tomboy Bride, Apt #6S & Shotgun).She and a 5-piece band toured 180 days of the year between 1998-2003. When she retired from the road at age 30 she moved to Boston and began teaching music.She is currently taking time off from The Berklee School of Music to work exclusively on CONSENSES. In this effort she is dedicated to enlarging the scope of artistic collaboration, the recognition of art as a journey, and the exploration of human perception.
Frequently Asked Questions
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. *as long as we maintain this website. You may download the class videos and pdfs and keep them on your computer.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
This course takes between 2-3 hours to complete.
Absolutely. You will be a certified Consenses Teacher after taking this course and can purchase the Consenses Curriculum as soon as you complete the last lesson of this course.
Absolutely! The course includes a private 30-minute virtual meeting with Sally Taylor to ask questions and/or get help modifying the curriculum for your particular needs.
No, because Sally’s in-class video tutorials that come with the purchase of the curriculum, supply all the artistic skills your students will need.
Nope. It’s been taught as a weekend workshop, camp elective, corporate retreats, homeschooling, and LD in school and out of school programs. You are only limited by your imagination as to where and who you choose to teach to.
Ahhhh, the magical Consenses Curriculum!!! The world is so divided, students feel bored, rebellious and uninspired in class and so many schools have cut funding for their arts programs, limiting student's self-expression and ability to listen with curiosity to one another's differences. Let this course act, for your educational community a playground for student's imaginations and a foundation for their curiosity, empathy, and understanding of themselves, each other, and the world at large. Break out of the box!
Once you take this Teacher Training & Professional Development course, you will be certified as a Professional Consenses Teacher and qualified to teach the Consenses Curriculum (license the curriculum here) to students age 10-100 to help them unpack their confidence, creativity, and empathy all while exploring and experimenting with SEVEN artistic mediums (Photography, music, dance, sculpture, poetry, painting and set design).
Consenses Curriculum is designed to be taught in a *classroom setting and comes equipped with lesson plans, teacher scripts, in-class videos, and worksheets for 10 Modules (18 lessons-18 hours). The course can be taught over the course of a year (teaching 1 class per week) or over a semester (2x a week, allowing you to offer the course twice under the same subscription). The course culminates with a gallery showing featuring your student's art via Consenses' On-line Educational Gallery beside all other participating schools, lending your students voices to the larger understanding of the nature of reality and uniting them to students all around the world.
A 30-minute one on one Q&A video conference with Consenses Founder Sally Taylor is included in this Teacher Training. In addition to answering your questions, Sally can also suggest modifications you might make to accommodate your specific needs. Scheduling is embedded into this course for your convenience. *The Consenses Curriculum is not restricted to the classroom setting and has also been taught successfully in the following settings: Orientation programs, extra-curricular settings, homeschooling, camp programs, or workshops. Get certified to teach Consenses Curriculum to your community/school/organization/after school or home school program.