Growing Creative Thinkers
This deep dive workshop with creativity specialist Jason Blair will provide practical ways to cultivate creative thinking dispositions.
Jason Blair received his MA in art education from The Ohio State University. Currently, he teaches elementary art in Dublin, Ohio and is also a Core Teacher Team adivsor for the Columbia Museum of Art's 'Making Creativity Visible' Project.
To empower creativity in his students, Blair believes the educator must be the classroom creativity whisperer, building a community in which creativity is valued and being different is not just safe, but celebrated.
Jason has established himself as a creativity specialist, capable of empowering the creative mindset to illuminate innovative ideas .
Through this workshop, Jason will help you develop a culture that fosters the conditions for all creative minds to flourish.
K - 12 Educators, Administrators
What Will Be Covered
Cultivating Creative Thinking Through Stories and Journeys
Creative thinking can yield amazing products, solutions, and innovations, but how do we get there? To prepare our students for success in school, career and perhaps most importantly life in general, we need to grow their creative capacities.
We need creative thinkers who can adapt, are flexible and can be nimble in a world that is constantly changing. This session is designed to help outline an approach to creating the conditions for creative minds to thrive.
Learn Practical Ways to Cultivate Student/Faculty Agency
In a world that is increasingly complex and interconnected, it is essential that educators and students become agents of change.
In this session, participants will learn ways to cultivate student and teacher agency through practical routines, protocols and life-centered projects that transcend all academic disciplines. Learn ways to empower student and teacher agency to create a more just and sustainable world.
Develop Ways to Make Creativity Visible
How might we make creative thinking visible to our students and our community? How might we celebrate the creative process, not just the creative product?
Creativity is a bit of an enigma and does not fit easily into the traditional assessment box. Many in education talk about the importance of creativity, but do little to encourage or support it simply because it can't be easily assessed or it is misunderstood.
This session is designed to showcase ways to make creativity and the creative process visible and build support and advocacy in the process.
If I cannot make it for the workshop, will you offer a refund?
Given the logistics involved we will not be able to offer a refund, but you can transfer your registration to somebody else. Or we can also send you the recording.
Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?
Will I get a certificate of participation?
Will there be video recordings of the session if
I am not able to attend a session?
Yes, the recordings will be provided for participants to review
and available for 2 weeks