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Workshop: Cultivating Creativity (Bay Area)



Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 9:00-3:00
Where: The Bay School of San Francisco (map)

Fee: $400 members; ($600 non-members)


Cultivating Creativity (Bay Area)

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.

Participants will:

  • 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

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Jodie Ricci

Jodie Ricci

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. Edward Clapp, Principal Investigator at Project Zero, will feature her work in a new book about dynamic theories of creativity later this year. She has had the opportunity to present her work on creativity at the Harvard Project Zero Perspectives Conference, The Pittsburgh Project Zero Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning, the Bay School of San Francisco, the Gordon Institute for Music Learning, Baldwin-Wallace University, Oberlin College, Education through Music in New York City, the Ohio Music Education Professional Development Conference, and in the March 2018 issue of Cleveland Magazine. Prior to Hawken, Jodie worked in a variety of roles in education from preschool through college. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education, certification from the Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education, the World Leadership School, IDEOU, and completed facilitator training through the Project Zero-HGSE Coach Prep Course. She is eager to exchange ideas with educators, learn from others, and disrupt traditional narratives of creativity in order to make the world a better place for all.
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