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Thursday, November 1 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Breakout 1E: Considering Creativity

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"Considering Creativity" is a beginner's guide to building creative thinking skills, not only in students, but also in teachers. Participants will explore the construct of creativity, creativity blockers, ways to encourage creativity and support students in taking "creative risks," and how to help students reflect on their own creative abilities.

Components of this presentation can be used to assist students with understanding themselves as creative thinkers, setting goals for their growth as creative thinkers, and identifying their strengths and weakness through the lens of creative thinking.

Participants will:
  • Be able to identify the four main components of creative thinking
  • Practice strategies for building creative thinking within each of those components
  • Understand ways to encourage "creative risk taking"
  • Explore ways for students to take ownership over their growth as a creative thinker. 

NAGC Standards Addressed
Standard 4: Learning Environments
4.1. Personal Competence. Students with gifts and talents demonstrate growth in personal competence and dispositions for exceptional academic and creative productivity. These include self-awareness, self-advocacy, self-efficacy, confidence, motivation, resilience, independence, curiosity, and risk taking.

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Nicole Meier

Talented and Gifted Program Coordinator, Waterford Graded School District
Nicole Meier earned her Bachelor's degree in elementary education from UW-Whitewater, and her Master's degree in Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut. She has over 20 years of experience in public education, and is currently serving as the Gifted and Talented Program... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Wilderness 4