Creative Expression: An Eric Carle Lesson

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Creative Expression: An Eric Carle Lesson

1 Hour

This is a non-CEU Course.  ** DEL MERIT Approved STARS ** 

Tuition: $9.50

Mobile Devices: This course MAY be mobile friendly. However, because every device is different, we are unable to guarantee compatibility.  Our student support staff is unable to provide technical support when students are attempting to use an iPad, tablet or cell phone to complete an online course. Use of an iPad, tablet, or cell phone is at your own risk. 

Washington STARS credit: Curriculum & Learning Environment (1 hour)

CDA Content Area: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development  (1 hour)

Training Delivery Method:  Online

Content Focus Group:  

  • Toddler
  • Preschool
  • School-age

Training Type: Annual Continuing Education Training

Training Level: 2

Training Language(s): English

Description:  (1 hour) Online Self-Paced – Open Enrollment * For over 45 years, author and illustrator Eric Carle has been creating stories that children of all ages have come to adore. His works, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, and The Very Busy Spider have become classics in the classroom. This training discusses the influence of his remarkable artwork and how literature can be used to connect to children on a deeper level. Lesson plans and curriculum ideas based on his books are presented as resources for teachers as well. 


  • Explain the importance for nurturing creativity in children
  • List 3 benefits of reading aloud to students
  • Explain why it is crucial that teachers connect and develop relationships with each of their students
  • Demonstrate understanding of CDA competency standards in regard to lesson planning

  Currently Enrolled Students *


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5) Attention Mobile Device Users! This training is not tested on mobile devices or designed to be used on a mobile device. We are unable to provide technical support if you are attempting to use a mobile device (cell phone, tablet, or any other device other than a computer). And though many students may find that they are able to use their mobile device to complete the course, this training was developed to be done on a computer. Use of a mobile device is at your own risk.

6) This course uses multi-media video presentations. You will be required to view videos on your computer or mobile device in order to complete this course. Some students may find that they need to download Shockwave, Flash player or Java to view videos.

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12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

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  • 5
    Great ideas

    Posted by Doris on 4th Feb 2016

    Thank you for such great ideas to use in my room. Just seeing and understanding the ideas related to the books will help me extend the art in my class.

  • 5
    Very good course

    Posted by Frank on 2nd Feb 2016

    Easy to understand all the lessons

  • 4
    Loved the Lesson Plans!

    Posted by Elizabeth on 29th Nov 2015

    I look forward to applying the lessons during our Eric Carle week of story time Summer and adapting similar lessons throughout the year.