Fostering Creativity & Innovation in Gifted Students

Event Date: 11/28/2023
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Educational Service Center - 1885 Lake Ave., Elyria

Registration Details:
Creativity is a highly valued 21st century skill, but what do we know about how to foster it in children? Is it the same in both children and adults? What does the latest research tell us about how to help create cultures of creativity? How can we even define it? We will explore these and other questions through a series of anecdotes and hands-on activities that illustrate and model key creativity-producing instructional strategies. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the nature of creativity and how it manifests itself in the lives of adults, with application of that information to how children learn, both in and outside of school. The latest research and thinking on creativity and innovation will be emphasized throughout the talk. Participants should bring at least one of their lesson plans or activities, which we will examine and tinker with during the session to refocus it creatively.

Jonathan Plucker is a Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. His research examines education policy, talent development, and creativity. Recent books include the 2nd edition of Creativity and Innovation, 3rd edition of Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education with Carolyn Callahan, and Excellence Gaps in Education with Scott Peters. He is an APA, APS, AERA, and AAAS Fellow, and a recipient of the Arnheim Award for Outstanding Achievement from APA and of the Distinguished Scholar Award from NAGC. He graduated with a B.S. in chemistry education and M.A. in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut. After briefly teaching at an elementary school in New York, he received his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Virginia.

Participants will be invited to (2) one hour follow-up sessions via ZOOM to ask questions that may come up once they've had time to process and implement some of the strategies presented.
It will be offered from 4 - 5 p.m. on a date yet to be determined.

Audience: Teachers of Gifted Students
Contact Hours: 6 hrs.
Facilitator:  Dr. Jonathan Plucker
Event Fee:  Free - Gifted Consortium District Members |  $75 - Non-Members
Member Districts:  Amherst, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia, Firelands, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Perkins, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake, Wellington
Assistance: Tracy Butchko, [email protected], 440-324-5777 x1100

EVENTS REQUIRING A REGISTRATION FEE:  We must receive your cancellation in writing by emailing [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the event date for a full refund. If you do not cancel or are a no-show, you/your district will be invoiced the full event fee.

EVENTS WITH NO REGISTRATION FEE:   We must receive your cancellation in writing by emailing [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the event.  If you do not cancel or are a no-show, you/your district will be invoiced a $25 registration fee since our presenters prepare their presentation and may charge an event/planning fee.

If you do not receive a confirmation of cancellation from Tracy Butchko, please follow up by calling 440.324.5777 ext 1100.

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