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Tuesday, December 10 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Let’s Play with Creativity Tools LIMITED

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“Creativity is an exciting and unpredictable collision of environments, attitudes, and skills that produces unique and useful innovations.” - KH Kim
How can we become more creative? There are many creativity techniques available to us, but sometimes we don’t know how to use them, don’t believe they are useful in the subject we teach, or are skeptical about them.

“(P)lay is a biological process. ...It shapes the brain and makes animals smarter and more adaptable...play lies at the core of creativity and innovation.” - Stuart Brown MD
In this session we will “play” with some creativity techniques and tools so you feel more prepared to implement them for yourself, gain confidence using them, and teach students how to employ them.

Techniques with which we will play include (but are not limited to): synectics, improvisation, creative processes, SCAMPER, analogical thinking, and brainstorming (inc. reverse and backward).
We can adapt, and use these techniques for any subject, topic, or age group participants bring to the session.

Brown, S., MD, & Vaughan, C. (2009). Play: How it shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul. New York, NY: Penguin Group.

Kyung Hee Kim (2011): The Creativity Crisis: The Decrease in Creative Thinking Scores on theTorrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Creativity Research Journal, 23:4, 285-295


Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CST
Schaumburg H
  Cross Curricular, Instruction