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JUNE 13-18, 2017 • UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO NORTH CAMPUS • BUFFALO, NEW YORK, USA
PRESENTED BY: Creative Education Foundation • Journal of Creative Behavior 
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Thursday, June 15
 

7:30pm

BK108 Creative Engagement: How TIM Can Make You a Great Teacher, Facilitator, or Presenter
Come and learn how to apply the Torrance Incubation Model (TIM) – an innovative approach to teaching, training and facilitating – as well as a deliberate way for integrating research-based creativity skills into other content. Through a series of activities, you will learn more about the TIM model and:
• Experience and embody creativity skills used in TIM.
• Discover how to connect content skills and goals with creativity skills and goals.
• Apply at least three creative qualities that contribute to making a great teacher, presenter or facilitator.
• Examine ways TIM can strengthen your own creative behavior and enhance your delivery of teaching, training and facilitating activities.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Susan Keller-Mathers

Susan Keller-Mathers

New York, United States, International Center for Studies in Creativity
A faculty member at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY-Buffalo State for almost three decades, Susan Keller-Mathers teaches graduate courses in creativity, chairs the curriculum committee, facilitates organizational change, and delivers creativity workshop... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Greiner LG5

7:30pm

BK114 FourSight of Student Leaders: Research into Profiles, Patterns, and Possibilities
Innovative Learning Environments identifies student engagement, collaboration and learners' self-awareness as fundamental. Discover the results from two Applied Research in Education projects examining how we might use Creative Problem Solving tools and techniques to generate differentiated instruction and assessments that enhance engaged, inclusive and equitable classrooms. You will experience the impact of specific creativity tools, such as divergent thinking, thinking preferences, and design thinking practices in order to create quality curriculum that empowers students. You will:
• Link CPS to curriculum design frameworks, such as outcomes based-education.
• Explore the significance of thinking preferences for differentiated education.
• Align thinking preferences to authentic assessments and active learning strategies.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Christine Boyko-Head

Christine Boyko-Head

Ontario, Canada, Mohawk College
Christine Boyko-Head is an interdisciplinary educator, writer and advocate for arts-integration and creativity in higher education. While getting her doctorate at McMaster University in English literature, she used her driver-thinking preference by co-founding Parnassus Theatre... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Richmond Main Lounge 272
 
Saturday, June 17
 

3:30pm

BK208 Raising Creative Thinkers Who Turn Information into Knowledge
Learn how to fascinate children and youth with interdisciplinary materials. See how literature and paintings explore the glory of nature and how science helps us experience its mysteries to instill environmental awareness and ignite ideation. Educators will be given tools and inspired towards better English proficiency, attitudes and motivation. Parents and grandparents will be enriched on how to complement classic academic studying with creativity facilitation. What will give workers an advantage in the knowledge age? The skill of creatively finding questions no one has sought before, locating the most-relevant information responding to the needs arising from those questions, developing it, and summing it up in knowledge that is useful. What is stopping us from educating for such skills? How do we direct children's intuitive creativity into such high-thinking skills? Children's creative thinking is associative, imaginative, and curious. By positively directing it, we can help them celebrate it and make the best of it. Come to practice Explore, Experience, Examine, Elevate and Express – the out-of-the-box strategy for turning information into knowledge by young flexible minds preparing them for the future. You will:
• Be inspired with an empathetic frame of mind for building creative environments at school and at home .
• Learn how to step back from lecturing and step into mentoring, enriching and inspiring with creativity.
• Learn how to complement classical education with creative thinking facilitation.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Michelle Korenfeld

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 s... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Greiner B116

3:30pm

BK212 Education on ICE
The Koning Willem I College in the Netherlands wants faculty, staff and students to make the best use of their creative potential. They think it is essential to develop creativity as a core competence and a crucial skill, both in business and in education. In order to create a common language for multi-disciplinary projects, the college started to implement the ICE (Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship) Model in 2016. There are many models for creativity and innovation: Creative Problem Solving, thinkx Productive Thinking Model, design thinking, Lateral Thinking, etc. Here, you will learn about the ICE Model, which is based on all of these models. You will:
• Learn the ICE model, a creative process that moves through Pit, Trigger, Context, Question, Idea, Solution and Pitch – with a special emphasis on metacognitive/reflective thinking in the so-called Pit.
• Practice the steps of the ICE model.
• Explore how you might apply the ICE Model in your own school or business.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Harry Van Der Schans

Harry Van Der Schans

Netherlands, Koning Willem I College
Harry van der Schans, creativity expert, author of iDNA, and director of the Center for Creativity and Innovation at Koning Willem I College/School for the Future. The college embraces the teaching and learning of creative thinking skills and competencies for students, faculty, a... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Porter Main Lounge 241