CREATIVITY STRAND - SESSIONS
Showcasing the 'story' in History
Presented by Audrey Quale
This session will feature ways to add writing to a rigorous gifted program using history, keeping it interesting and exciting for students and teachers alike.
Formats for Critical and Creative Thinking
Presented by Carolyn Coil
21st century learning skills –problem solving and critical and creative thinking – are showcased in this interactive session. Participate in using examples of four user-friendly formats: Questivities™, SCAMPER, Six Thinking Hats and Encounter Lessons, that enhance these skills.
Using Creativity to Support Decision-making and Risk-taking
Co-presented by Elizabeth Hamilton and Brittany Barker
21st century learning requires students to make informed decisions and take intellectual risks. In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to modify their current practices to incorporate questioning, brainstorming, and convergent/divergent thinking techniques.
Childhood Activities Bring Possibilities of Future Creativity
Presented by Elizabeth and Tommy Fairweather
Many creative individuals engaged in similar childhood activities, and these activities contributed heavily to their creativity. We'll show you how to incorporate these activities organically into your children's lives to nurture their creativity in fun and natural ways.
All New Make N Take Workshop: Engage, Connect, and Challenge Gifted Students
Presented by Kevin Simmons and Cindy Guinn
Fill a portfolio with all new projects that engage the gifted student. Join a fun, enthusiastic, hands-on workshop for all educators as you motivate students to “Think out of the Bag”. New samples, stories, strategies, projects, and surprises!
Dynamic Activities to Use With Gifted Children Impacted by Trauma
Presented by Nathan Levy
This workshop will focus on how to help children be better thinkers and learners. The emphasis will be on the importance of challenge, perseverance and hard work as social-emotional components for acquiring skills that help gifted children adapt to meet life’s expectations. Practical ideas and materials will be presented that can have a positive impact on gifted children with trauma.
Hacking the Creativity Curve
Presented by Tim Walsh
Join author, game designer and filmmaker, Tim Walsh, as I share 10 tips to hack the creativity curve. With examples and stories from multiple creative fields, I will take your audience in a deep dive into what creativity is and why it matters.