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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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Wednesday, June 14
 

8:30am

SP08 Revitalizing Creativity to Envision Raising Creative Thinkers
Join us on fascinating imaginary journeys connecting with creativity through a presentation of original inspiring paintings blended with heartwarming poetry. Come to take a glimpse into children's creative minds, which are colorful and rich with associations, bright insights and ideas. Practice Explore, Experience, Examine, Elevate and Express• Michelle's out-of-the-box interdisciplinary educating strategy that will help you facilitate young people's creativity through arts, nature, science and environment. Draw a vision for your children, grandchildren or students in order to guide their creative potential towards fulfillment. Come to become the kind of educator children need for thriving in the future world, directing their creativity towards positive productivity with a humane approach for life, empathy, joyfulness and optimism. Since children's creativity is stifled by education, much of their potential remains unknown. Eventually computers will become creative, too. Let's explore and amplify human creativity beforehand. You will:
• Step into the roles of the 21st century mentoring educator.
• Learn to identify individual creative potential and direct it towards fulfillment.
• Be equipped with practical tools for fostering children's and youth's creative thinking and other 21st century skills like communication, conflict managing and open-mindedness.

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 →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Greiner LG5

8:30am

SP15 The Arts Take Center Stage to Amplify CPS
Creative Problem Solving is a process that is learned through repeated, guided experiences. The curriculum content may be set; however, the learning strategies and process are ours. If students learn to use their intellectual curiosity, they can learn curriculum content simultaneously. The arts amplify CPS through engaging eyes, ears, bodies, and story. Discover arts-integrated strategies through CPS process to deliver any curriculum content. Explore one or two large ideas, such as amplification or intensity through music, visual art, dance and drama/storytelling. Learn how the arts represent ways of knowing, which artistic processes are ideally suited for CPS tasks, and ways to use the arts to amplify problem solving and concept development. You will:
• Discover the relationship between different ways of knowing and the arts disciplines of music, visual art, dance, and drama.
• Identify the artistic processes of creating, performing, responding and connecting, and compare them to characteristics of CPS.
• Experience and learn arts-integration strategies through which to engage learners and explore/deliver curriculum content.

Leaders/Presenters
avatar for Susan Snyder

Susan Snyder

Florida, United States, arts education IDEAS
Susan (Sue) Snyder is a consultant in educational change, arts-integrated curriculum, creativity and inventive thinking skills, and developmentally appropriate educational designs that build intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, flexibly literate individuals, collaborative capac... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Richmond Aerobics