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Thursday, June 9 • 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Featured: Make du Jour: Cultivating Daily Creativity in the Classroom

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This workshop is about the essence of creativity - how can we help foster students' creative thinking in order to prepare them for an uncertain world? One of the greatest challenges is developing ideas, finding time, and offering opportunities for students work on creative projects. More importantly, how do we move beyond the “assignment” stage and encourage students to be intrinsically motivated to make beautiful things on a regular basis? How do we foster the shift from consumption to production? Even if you don’t have the luxury of  offering a project-based curriculum, you can still develop a steady diet of ongoing, “back-burner” projects that gets student to “dare to make and share”. This session will explore ways to instill a creative culture in your classroom, with everything from low-entry point crowdsourced uses of social media to the #showyourwork movement which asks students to be overt about their design thinking, creative process, and troubleshooting and contribute to collective knowledge. At the heart of personalized learning is creative freedom, but students often need a spark of inspiration, a design brief, or mentorship to get them on the road to making. Finally, we’ll look at teacher-as-creator as well, and the importance of transparency and curation in facilitating creativity in the classroom.

There is much concern that our devices are chipping away at our humanity. Some fear that through our use of mobile technology in particular we are becoming less attentive, less compassionate, less aware, and unable to “live in the moment”. This talk acknowledges but challenges those assumptions by exploring the various ways in which our mobile tech can actually serve to re-humanize us by fostering connections to ourselves, our creativity, and to our fellow man.fe

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Amy Burvall

Author and Consultant, Education Consultant and Author
Amy Burvall is a professional recombinant, frequent flâneuse, and itinerant artist. After 25 years in the classroom she is currently consulting, creating, and curating in the fields of creativity, visual thinking, and digital literacies. She was an early YouTuber with her History... Read More →

Thursday June 9, 2016 1:05pm - 2:05pm

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