Creativity in Crisis

Creativity


Credits: 3 Credits
PD Hours: 120 Hours
Length: 5 Weeks

Our students’ creativity is declining – at a time we can ill afford it! The jobs of the future will demand people who are able to think creatively, problem solve, and adapt to situations. This major disconnect is tough for teachers, especially arts teachers, to swallow. Through this course, participants will learn from creativity experts, including Sir Kenneth Robison’s book “Out of Our Minds” to dig deep into true understanding of creativity and learn strategies they can take into their classrooms to enhance creativity and cultivate learners who are prepared for the demands of our ever changing world.

Participants in this course will need a copy of the book “Out of Our Minds:Learning to be Creative” by Ken Robinson. ISBN: 978-1907312472

  • Discover why our nation is in a true “creativity crisis”
  • Dig deep into what creativity really is and how to utilize it in your art room
  • Get in touch with your creative self and learn to leverage it for professional success
  • Uncover strategies to cultivate creativity from your students
  • Create a culture of creativity in your art room using the 9 principles of creativity
  • Create an action plan to put what you’ve learned into immediate use in your art room

No-Credit

$100/credit

  • Degree Level Graduate Credit
  • Morningside Grade Report
  • Morningside Transcript
  • Full HLC Degree-Level Accreditation
  • Letter Grade
  • 120+ PD Contact Hours
  • Full Access to Class Resources
  • Full Instructor Feedback
  • AOE Certificate of Course Completion
$300
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Credit

$250/credit

  • Degree Level Graduate Credit
  • Morningside Grade Report
  • Morningside Transcript
  • Full HLC Degree-Level Accreditation
  • Letter Grade
  • 120+ PD Contact Hours
  • Full Access to Class Resources
  • Full Instructor Feedback
  • AOE Certificate of Course Completion
$750
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Sample topics we’ll cover:

      • The trouble with education today
      • Do schools kill creativity?
      • Writing morning pages and scheduling artist dates
      • What is creativity?
      • Becoming a creative leader
      • Digging deeper into the importance of creativity

 


Notes from past participants:

 

This class exceeded my expectations. It was nice to be able to work after school or at home. The information was rich. The sharing of ideas between other art teachers really was a boost to me. It was energizing! I have already shared site information with some of my colleagues. Practical and relevant professional development at last!!

- Eller S.

 

This was one of the best classes I have ever taken. The information presented really made a difference in the way I teach. I have passed some of the information on to my principal and recommended the course to other educators.

- David L.

 

This was one of the most relevant and useful classes I have taken in 10 years! It was inspiring to dialog with other art teachers about what we can be doing right now in our classrooms and schools to increase student and colleague creativity. Well worth the time and money!

- Sherrill K.

 


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