Performing Arts Chair at Hawken School
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
The word creativity has become ubiquitous in the world of education. We see it in school mission statements, strategic plans, professional articles, conference titles, and TED Talks. As teachers and school leaders, we know that our students need creativity to be successful. Yet every day, we encounter young people who believe that creativity is either something they either have, or they don’t. How do we bring the creativity conversation down to earth and support our students in developing this essential disposition? This immersive workshop is designed to help K-12 teachers and administrators more effectively strengthen, cultivate, and assess creativity in the classroom.
- Explore research and perspectives on creativity and discuss implications for K-12 educators and administrators
- Understand how to strengthen ideas and make creativity visible
- Engage with SEED (social interactions, experiences, environment, discoveries), a framework that encourages learners to approach creativity in a more collaborative, distributed, and equitable way
- Apply learning to their own teaching and learning environment
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Jodie Ricci is the Performing Arts Chair at Hawken School, an independent college preparatory school in Northeast Ohio. Her role includes supporting faculty development, designing and teaching courses in creativity and music technology, conducting music ensembles, and directing theater productions and performances. Since December of 2016, Jodie has collaborated with researchers at Harvard’s Project Zero to develop coursework designed to cultivate and strengthen creativity in the classroom. Beginning in February of 2018, Jodie began coaching educators around the world and across grade levels and disciplines in the HGSE Project Zero Teaching and Learning in the Maker-Centered Classroom professional development course.
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