Lakeside Chautauqua partners with Lake Erie College to offer professional development graduate credit based on participation in educational and cultural arts programs at Lakeside. This opportunity is designed for educators needing to renew teaching licenses and/or gain professional development credit.

Course Description

Participants are invited to register for ED 7200 - Incorporating Multiple Learning Strategies of the Chautauqua Instructional Model for Students and will be given the entire summer to complete assignments and accumulate the necessary contact hours. The cost for the 2016 season was $180 for this one-credit course. Participants may complete one course per Chautauqua season.

The National Standards affirm the place of arts education in a balanced core curriculum and ensure that all students are college and career ready. These standards are a response and reflective of the Common Core State Standards in English, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. The Common Core Arts Standards include Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and the Visual Arts. These standards are designed to match current and future education policy needs.

This course is designed to provide access for the educator to experience the strategy of differentiation for the learner with integration and implementation of the Common Core Curriculum Standards and the Common Core Arts Standards. Lakeside Chautauqua provides the embedding and assimilation of all of these curriculum standards for the educator K-12 through content, context and conceptualization.

Lakeside provides an 11-week Chautauqua season, which includes an academic themed lecture series and performances of art, dance, theater, music and cultural influences. This course is designed to allow educators to align their lesson planning with the Common Core Curriculum of either the Arts or Academics.

Knowledge gained during the Chautauqua season will help educators become leaders in their school and community. The seminar wrap around course is designed to help educators across the profession, curricula areas and areas of specialization and is organized as a forum for a heterogeneous group of professionals.


Requirements for the course include attendance at lectures, educational programs and cultural events, as well as completion of event summaries/critiques and an outside project. All assignments can be submitted online.


Participants must register for the course prior to attendance at the first Chautauqua program used for contact hours. After registering, course materials will be emailed with directions for completion. Contact Professor Sally Schuler at or (440) 539-0228 for registration directions and to ask questions about the program.