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Transcript of Creativity
Stacey Huebner - Broadmoor Elementary
Laura Cipiti- Cheyenne Mountain Elementary
According to the "Merriam-Webster" dictionary, creativity is "Ability to produce something new through imaginative skill, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic object or form. The term generally refers to a richness of ideas and originality of thinking."
What is Creativity?
Creativity is an essential component to 21st Century learning where there is a deep need to think outside the box/the norm and produce new scenarios.
Applying your Child's Creativity
Establish a responsive and expressive climate
Provide encouragement for self-reliance
Recognize, respect, and give emotional support for questions, mental manipulations, or unusual thinking.
Expect and allow for comfortable regression in growth patterns
Allow and provide some balance between interpersonal and solitary experiences
Establish well-definied standards of discipline and conduct
Exhibit an attitude of basic trust
Taken from "Parents' Guide to Raising a Gifted Child" by James Alvino
Three-Stage Model for Developing Creativity
by E. Paul Torrance
(Torrance Tests of Creativity - Pioneer in Creativity since the 1960's)
Stage 1 - Heightened Anticipation
Warm up to creative thinking
Make connections between new materials and something meaningful in students life
Stage 2 - Deepening Expectations
Interact with the material in a new way
Stage 3 - Keep it Going
Continue to think beyond
The Million Dollar Question...
What can I do for my child to nurture his/her creativity?
Creativity and Imagination:
Creativity is a step beyond imagination because it requires that you actually do something rather than lie around thinking about it. - Ken Robinson
Pioneer and Coin Museum
UCCS- Super Saturday, Cool Science, and
Colorado COllege- Gifted Summer Courses and Wizbang Science
National Association of Gifted Children
Center of Talent Development
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children... One is roots and the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter
Don't forget the power of playing outside.
Questions and Answers?
Help your child avoid this...
A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understanding of its concepts.
Common Sense Media
The Element by Ken Robinson, Ph.D.
"Creativity is the GREATEST GIFT of human intelligence. The more complex the world becomes, the more creative we need to be to meet its challenges."
Ken Robinson, author of The Element
The 21st Century Learner
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