PRESENTED BY: Creative Education Foundation • Journal of Creative Behavior 
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Wednesday, June 14 • 8:30am - Sunday, June 18 •10:00am

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CEF YouthWise: A creativity conference for kids and teens, aged 8 to 17 – AND their parents. The Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) is not just for adults. Make it a family affair! Bring your kids, your grandkids, your nieces and nephews, even your neighbor’s kids (remember to bring the neighbor, too!) – and share the gift of creativity with them. CEF YouthWise empowers young people to become the creative leaders of the future.


Lynn Frankel

Creativity and Education Consultant
Lynn Frankel is a retired school principal from a large suburban district in New Jersey. Her educational experience includes staff development for teachers, mentorship, and instructional strategies. She is an experienced facilitator at CPSI. Today, Frankel lives in Naples, Florida... Read More →
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John Frederick

New York, United States, Daemen College
As founder of the Center for Executive Leadership and Change (now Leadership and Innovation) at Daemen College in Amherst, New York, John developed and teaches in the Master of Science program. A past board member and graduate of Leadership Buffalo, Frederick chaired the organizational... Read More →
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Michelle Korenfeld

Manager, Raising Creative Thinkers
Michelle Korenfeld is a lifelong creativity educator, author, poet and painter, offering a unique interdisciplinary method of fostering creative thinking and appreciation for nature, environment, science and art. Her mission is to provide all children with the kind of education she... Read More →
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Renee Paser-Paull

New York, United States, Soaring Pathways
Renee Paser-Paull has been attending CPSI for 17 years and has been a leader for 11 of those years. She is the founder of Soaring Pathways, with a mission to transform trauma survivors into thrivers. She uses her own personal experiences and insight, along with her degrees in early... Read More →
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Judy Reid

Arizona, United States, Paradise Valley School District
Judy Reid teaches, designs and oversees educational programs. She has done training, served on district-wide leadership teams, and has presented at both national and international conferences. With a master's in curriculum and instruction, Reid is interested in research. She embraces... Read More →
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Carolina (Lola) Schnapp

Carolina Schnapp comes from a diverse background, starting as an artist, then a cook, and then finding her way inside the classroom. She believes in providing kids with the best learning experiences so they can develop their potential and become happy and fulfilled human beings. Fostering... Read More →

Pam Simmeth

Associate Professor, Erie Community College
Pam Simmeth is an associate professor at Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York, and an adjunct professor at SUNY-Buffalo State. She weaves creative problem skills, Torrance’s Incubation Model, and FourSight into the curriculum for many courses. In recognition of her outstanding... Read More →
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Janet Zanutto

Manager, Experiential Learning, Brock University
Janet Zanutto’s introduction to Creative Problem Solving as a child came through a specialized school program in southern Ontario that based its entire pedagogy on CPS. After the completion of this early education, she struggled to gain a foothold in a traditional system of schooling... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 8:30am - Sunday June 18, 2017 10:00am EDT
Richmond Dining; and Perks