"Creativity and Innovation"
Creativity and Innovation Defining the Terms Trying Out Strategies Review of Resources Debriefing Who am I? Kristal Jaaskelainen English Language Arts Lead Teacher Skyline High School Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan Eastern Michigan University Yooper! Creativity is Necessary Sir Ken Robinson @Ted Debrief Responses to the video? Is creativity valued in your school? Curriculum? Pedagogy? Why or why not? QuickTime™ an d a decompressor are need ed to see this p icture . Creativity is Necessary Sir Ken Robinson @Ted Debrief Responses to the video? Is creativity valued in your school? Curriculum? Pedagogy? Why or why not? Definitions “I define creativity as the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. Innovation is the production or implementation of an idea. If you have ideas, but don't act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.” Linda Naiman Think-Pair-Share Think about the meaning of this quote Partner with someone next to you Share out your thinking Grouping Game and 1-minute Challenge Theater adaptation for creative thinking in the classroom - bodily/kinesthetic Why did we do this activity? How can you imagine using it in your classroom? How did it help you think about our concepts of creativity and innovation? Defining Using Metaphor Thinking About Thinking You better recognize! We have used strategies already to come to a shared definition The strategies include: Think-Pair-Share (Reading Apprenticeship) Bodily-Kinesthetic (Gardner, Spolin, Improv) Metaphorical Thinking (K. Gallager) How can/do such strategies foster creative thinking in our students? What questions have arisen? Strategy Trial 6 Thinking Hats - Dilemma and Problem Solving Read the instruction sheet and the story Fill out the graphic organizer Participate in group discussion Report out group solution to the question: How can the soldier creatively solve this dilemma? Debriefing Questions Which hat did you find easiest to wear? Which was most difficult? How did referencing the hats change your interactions in the group? How does this strategy foster creativity and innovation? Strategy Trial Metaphorical Thinking Read The Dinner Party silently With a partner, choose two graphic organizers and create metaphors that apply to the story Debriefing Questions How do metaphors foster creativity and innovation? How can you apply this activity to your classroom? List of Strategy Titles Grouping Game and 1-minute Challenge Think-Pair Share Questioning Metaphorical Thinking 6 Thinking Hats (Edward de Bono) Graphic Organizers Gallery Walk Creativity and Innovation in Context Resource Toolbox Located online at http://www.missionliteracy.c om Focus on Creative Thinking Can you connect critical thinking to the HSCEs? http://www.mycoted.com/Category:Creativity_Techniques Connecting to 21st Century Literacy Synthesis - understanding of connections and meaning Creative and Critical Thinking - creation of new ideas and content Application - real world opportunities to put ideas into action Read - comprehend - DO Food for Thought 21st Century Literacy requires we no longer use the “banking method” of education (Freire) How can the concepts of creativity and innovation inform your educational practices? How might these creativity and innovation enter into your lesson planning? What are you taking away from today’s workshop? What questions have arisen? Tips From a Teacher Don’t make it feel like more work - make it feel like it enhances what already goes on on classrooms Participate. Model the best practices you want to see from your teachers Unify resources - put them all in one place Distribute the power and control of ideas - validate what they know Provide food! Thank you! What questions have arisen? Email me at email@example.com with any questions or requests for specific resources