How Creativity will Save Schools
Monday, October 21st, 7-7:30 PM CST
Creativity is undervalued, misunderstood, and underutilized even though it’s considered to be one of the #1 skills needed in the contemporary and future economy, which would cause you think it should be a priority in schools, but it’s rarely taught if ever specifically and purposefully. Thanks to Sir Ken Robinson we all know how schools kill creativity, but how many people actually understand what exactly is being killed? How purposefully do you teach creativity to your students? In this session, participants will explore the nature of creativity from multiple points of view and processes for the high school classroom experience. We remove the curtain covering creativity, define it, break it down, talk about how neuroscience illuminates creativity as the main function of the human brain, how collaboration and imagination are fundamental to human intelligence, and more, while using resources such as the Everything is a Remix videos, Shots of Awe, and more.