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Tuesday, July 14 • 8:00am - 4:00pm
Make du Jour: Cultivating Creativity on a Daily Basis LIMITED

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“There is no win, there is no fail, there is only make” (John Cage). One of the greatest challenges is developing ideas, finding time, and offering opportunities for students work on creative projects. More importantly, how do we move beyond the “assignment” stage and encourage students to be intrinsically motivated to make beautiful things on a regular basis? How do we foster the shift from consumption to production? Even if you don’t have the luxury of offering a project-based curriculum, you can still develop a steady diet of ongoing, “back-burner” projects that gets student to “dare to make and share”. This session will explore ways to instill a creative culture in your classroom, with everything from low-entry point crowdsourced uses of social media to the #showyourwork movement which asks students to be overt about their design thinking, creative process, and troubleshooting and contribute to collective knowledge. At the heart of personalized learning is creative freedom, but students often need a spark of inspiration, a design brief, or mentorship to get them on the road to making. In this workshop we will get our creative juices flowing and explore trends in combinatorial and crowdsourced creativity facilitated by social media, as well as the role of analogue elements in digital makery. You will have the opportunity to create and perform, as well as develop projects for future use. We’ll look at teacher-as-creator and the importance of transparency and curation in facilitating creativity in the classroom. All participants will leave with a "goodie bag"- a membership to an ever-growing digital community of resources and dialogue centering around creativity in the classroom.

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Amy Burvall

Author and Consultant, Education Consultant and Author
Amy Burvall is a professional recombinant, frequent flâneuse, and itinerant artist. After 25 years in the classroom she is currently consulting, creating, and curating in the fields of creativity, visual thinking, and digital literacies. She was an early YouTuber with her History... Read More →

Tuesday July 14, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Beacon Hill Room Boston Park Plaza

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