Interactive Keynote/ Webinar: "The Rigorous Whimsy Mindset”

Intended audience: educator (K-12, higher ed, Learning and Development); anyone interested in creativity.

 

Amy and Dan share insights from the Intention based on the belief that “if they build it they will get it.”

Critical creativity is students using creative expression to demonstrate deeper thinking and the nuances of understanding content. When students make connections, transform knowledge, and articulate the reason behind their creative choices, learning becomes more sticky, meaningful, and authentic. This interactive presentation explores the Why and the How of creativity in learning, addressing how creativity works, and providing participants with an opportunity to practice divergent thinking strategies. It will offer tips for implementing creativity in any lesson and/or how to grow in one’s creative capacities in personal and professional life.

Customizable to Google Suite for Education and Apple Education (both OS/iOS) audiences

Workshop: The Rigorous Whimsy Mindset: Cultivating Critical Creativity (Corporate)

Intended audience: Learning and Development (L and D); facilitators; managers; corporate leaders

 

This workshop (which can be adapted to a shorter, interactive presentation), explores the Why and How of creativity in learning and working, addressing how creativity works, and providing participants with a host of opportunities to practice divergent and lateral thinking. The emphasis is on meaning through making , with content and discipline-agnostic strategies, collaboration, design, and reflection. We’ll examine how creativity thrives on context- time, trust, and tools - and how carefully curated constraints can actually increase the potential for innovation. Participants will leave with concrete, practical tips for implementing creativity in any lesson or group facilitation and how to grow in one’s own creative capacities in personal and professional life.

Workshop: Critical Creativity: Creating with Words, Images, and Sounds

(1 hour hands-on workshop; subject area agnostic and appropriate for any grade level division)

Intended audience: educator (K-12, higher ed, Learning and Development); anyone interested in creativity.

 

Amy and Dan introduce a host of activities from their book, Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom, which can be adapted to any content or subject area. Participants will engage in creating with words, images, and sounds and explore how these “recipes” for intentional creative expression can be seamlessly integrated with education technology, whether Google or Apple-based.

Activities include: “Potent Quotables”; “Digital Blackout Poetry”; “Phrankenword”; ”Playlist a Life”; “Q-llisions”; “Parody Lyrics”; “Imagiphor”; and Mondrian-ify”, among others.

 

Workshop: Critical Creativity: Creating with the Body, Stuff, and Socially

(1 hour hands-on workshop; subject area agnostic; any grade level division)

Intended audience: educator (K-12, higher ed, Learning and Development); anyone interested in creativity.

 

Amy and Dan introduce a host of activities from their book, Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom, which can be adapted to any content or subject area. Participants will engage in creating with the physical self, with props and 3D mediums (clay, LEGO bricks, Oreo cookies, etc.); with others and using social media. Special attention will be given to exploring how these “recipes” for intentional creative expression can be seamlessly integrated with whether Google or Apple-based.

Activities include: “Oreo Challenge”; “LEGO-fy”; “Rubber-band Venn”; “Play-doh Prompt”; “Humoji”; “Human Magnetic Poetry”; “Volley”; and “Fauxial Media”, among others.

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