Debora Supplitt


Debora Supplitt M.F.A-A.Ed./M.Ed. received her Masters (M.Ed.) and Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree from San Francisco State University and Masters of Fine Arts in Art Education (M.F.A.-A.Ed,) from Boston University. She has worked with students of all levels, including preschool, elementary, middle school, high school and professional educators, since 1980. She is certified in Washington, Oregon and California in Pre/K-12-Adult Special and Elementary Education and is highly qualified in the core areas of Art, Music, Reading, and Special Education as well as being a trained Intervention Specialist. Debora knows the importance of providing a creative environment where all students and teachers can thrive. Presently she is working in her dream position as a full time middle school Art Teacher. Debora provides classroom teachers with the tools and resources needed to integrate art into the daily curriculum and is always busy developing new, creative and fun workshops for teachers. She is passionate about providing exciting, meaningful, useful and fun filled continuing education for all teachers.


Offered Courses

PIXAR Masters of Storytelling: STEM to STEAM

Course No. ED465d, ED565d

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

Art, history, science, math, and literature can come alive through digital storytelling. Thanks to the Pixar Studios/Khan Academy partnership digital storytelling is now a simple, entertaining skill to learn. Short video modules help you create animated stories and presentations. Lessons incorporating art, science, technology, math, and design are available for grades 4-12. Explore this excellent way to fulfill STEM/STEAM requirements while providing students with 21st-century skills.

S.T.E.A.M. : Curriculum Integration Including Arts & Design

Course No. ED464q, ED564dq

Tuition $140 ‑ $185

Quarter Credits 2

S.T.E.A.M. is an educational approach to learning that integrates two or more key K-12 subject areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. This course will help you blend these content areas to enhance learning across the curriculum. Your students will begin to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, problem solve, collaborate, and explore the creative process.


Course No. ED463e, ED563e

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

This 19th century French drawing course fits todays 21st Century classroom. Engaging videos will provide beginning to advanced artists with the necessary classical foundation to render nature in both idealistic and realistic fashion. Learn to visually reference distance, notional space, lengths, angles and bit shading. Thirty Da Vinci Initiative videos consisting of approximately 4-5 content filled hours will guide you along the way. For teachers of grades 8-12. No additional fee. All material is free online.


Course No. ED461r, ED561r

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

Creating comics is a powerful teaching tool that sparks interest with struggling readers, writers, and creative visual artists. Discover the power that an innovative comic creation and publication curriculum provides. You will learn hands-on creative ready-to-use comic lessons, assessment tools, rubrics, vocabulary, character development, story ideas, online resources and ideas for developing a one of a kind published, collaboratively created comic book.


Course No. CM402f, CM502f

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

Stop Motion Animation for the Creative Classroom develops a skill base for creating short movies in the classroom using iPads, iPhones or laptop computers. Learn how to develop basic storyboard ideas, easy set-up, zero to low cost BYOD (bring your own device) classroom equipment, materials, props, sets, and simple adaptations plus on line resources. Classroom students can easily create stop motions animation films either as individual projects or working within collaborative groups. Watch the excitement build and the creativity fly as students use ideas, concepts, and/or themes to develop enriching technology based stop motion short films. Projects can be developed to enrich curriculum concepts, generate creative project ideas, or establish a foundation for basic 21st century technology use in the classroom. This course is open to K-12 teachers in all subject areas. Stop Motion animation can be integrated with every grade level and every discipline; it can even be used to enhance the classroom Common Core Curriculum. This course will provide step-by-step instructions, videos, examples, basic equipment needed, websites and classroom resource ideas for K-12 teachers that may easily meet most common core and state standards.


Course No. ED457S, ED557S

Tuition $380 ‑ $495 $380

Quarter Credits 6

This course incorporates Observational Drawing Skills (ODS) based on drawing and design principles that guide participants through the process of creating successful, realistic looking, still life drawings. Teacher-artists who want to develop, support or advance their ODS will purchase the “Introduction To Advanced Observational Drawing” video course to access thirty (30) online teaching videos constituting approximately 5 hours of step-by step ODS content. The lessons are open to all ability levels, from emerging to advance drawing skills. Lessons are broken down into a series of small concepts that build upon each other so that participants can practice each concept before incorporating it into their overarching still life project. From hands on practice projects, exemplars and skill building, lesson plans will be developed for implementation for any studio and/or classroom setting.


Course No. CM402c, CM502c

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

Do you want to take your PreK-12 iPad curriculum to the next level? In this course you will learn the basic app foundation for your digital education toolkit. You will select Bloom's Taxonomy, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences or SMAR digital pedagogical framework to support your choices. Discover evaluative app rubrics and formative assessments for your individualized curriculum areas. Additional equipment and download costs may apply. iPad 1 or iOS 5.1 or later required.

iPAD REVOLUTION: 21st Century Technology In The Classroom

Course No. CM401o, CM501o

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

The 21st century is witnessing a revolution within education. Educators are rapidly discovering the power of integrating iPad learning into their classroom curriculum. With the use of many interactive curriculum apps students are becoming engaged, interested, motivated and eager to learn.


Course No. ED444S, ED544S

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

Research has shown that art education provides challenges for students on all levels. This course is designed for teachers of all grades, K-12, with little to no art experience.


Course No. ED444L, ED544L

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

Since 1938, the American Library Association has awarded the Caldecott Medal annually for to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This fun-filled guided independent study course will cover the history of the medal and Randolph Caldecott, explore the creative artists who have received this medal, delve into selected winners and honors books, and create various art media lessons for the classroom.

HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL: From Bop to Hip-Hop

Course No. MU401C, MU501C

Tuition $315 ‑ $415

Quarter Credits 5

This course offers you an in-depth tour of “Rock and Roll” history. It is filled with information and tools for teachers of grades 6-12, or for any teacher who wishes to incorporate “Rock and Roll” into classroom curriculum. Celebrate Rock and Rolls 50th Golden Anniversary by riding this “Magic Bus” through the world or Rock and Roll.