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1+1equalsmorethan2

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a basic creative thinking workshop I have done for many years

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1+1equalsmorethan2

  1. 1. 1+1 Equals More than 2 Teaching Students How to Generate Hundreds of Ideas in Minutes to Produce New Solutions. C r e 8 n g ™ Alan (Robert Alan Black, Ph.D., CSP)
  2. 3. 1960 - today! 47 in 44 1 day to 20+ yrs
  3. 4. Freelance Writer Licensed Architect Interior Designer College Professor Creative Thinking Consultant Cartoonist Television News writer & editor Signage & Graphics Designer
  4. 7. Are you a Crayon Breaker?
  5. 8. 32 traits (RAB) 20 traits (EPT) 52 skills
  6. 9. Breaking Crayons
  7. 10. <ul><li>Everything that can be invented has been invented. </li></ul>Q UOTES
  8. 11. <ul><li>There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home. </li></ul>Q UOTES
  9. 12. <ul><li>It’s always fun to do the impossible. Because that’s where there’s less competition. (Walt Disney) </li></ul>Q UOTES
  10. 13. <ul><li>Great ideas grow in classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>With a vision and mind-set </li></ul><ul><li>devoted to innovative, </li></ul><ul><li>& creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Alan Black, Ph.D., CSP </li></ul>Q UOTES
  11. 14. How Creative Are You ?
  12. 15. Warm-up to Create Mentally, Physically, Socially, Psychologically, Visually, Audibly, etc.
  13. 16. Connect these 9 dots w/ 4 or less straight lines…
  14. 17. Classic Answer
  15. 18. One or NO “straight lines” A wide crayon Pour paint on it Spray paint on it Squash paper up Line around world Dip in can of paint Cut dots out & line up Spiral from center out Wide paint roller/brush Fold drawing until overlap Write in cursive “4 straight lines” 3 lines Possible Solutions
  16. 19. & Divergent Convergent
  17. 20. Cre 8 v W A R M - U P S
  18. 21. Cre 8 v W A R M - U P S ?
  19. 22. Cre 8 v W A R M - U P S Window Roof top Envelope 4 triangles Symbol for duct Top of a pyramid “ x” marks the spot Under side of pyramid Close up view of fence Tent Logo Game board Ceiling light 4 arrow heads Decorated box Display shelf unit 2 overlapping triangles …… .?????????
  20. 23. 10-Heavy lined 6-Blue voids 9-2 by 2 3-3 x 3 1-4 X 4 10-Outside edge 10-Inside edge ?
  21. 24. Cre 8 v W A R M - U P S
  22. 25. Cre 8 v W A R M - U P S
  23. 26. What Might It Be? What Else…?
  24. 29. What is it? What Might it be?
  25. 30. what is half of... 12
  26. 31. what is half of... 12 6 , 1 , 2 , 1 x 6 , 2 x 3 , 11:30 , 1/2 dozen
  27. 32. what is half of... 1 2 X II twe lve IIIIII IIIIII
  28. 33. How are you Creative ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
  29. 34. Cre8ng S t y l e s
  30. 35. Which appeals the most to you?
  31. 37. i M Dd n i i i i i n n n n n i Rational Exploratory Concensual Systematic
  32. 38. Innovation- Problem-Finding Self Recovery- Implementing Self Imagination- Idea-Generating Self Discovery- Idea Sensing Self M Dd n i i i i i i your cre8v style n n n n n i
  33. 39. How to be Creative Now !!! ! ! ? ! ? ! ! ! ! !
  34. 40. Tools & Techniques Creative
  35. 41. Creative Thinking Tools <ul><li>Checklists </li></ul><ul><li>Forced Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Idea Grids </li></ul><ul><li>PCP-Pluses/Concerns/Potentials </li></ul><ul><li>Hits & Misses, Doting, Ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Value Grid </li></ul>       
  36. 42. Creative Thinking Tools Che cklisting S C A M P E R - Substitute - Combine - Adapt - Magnify, Minify - Put to Other Uses - Eliminate - Reverse
  37. 43. Creative Thinking Tools Forced Relationships Animal (a-z) Product
  38. 44. Creative Thinking Tools Idea Grid Bread Meat Top’g Veg Fruit Snack Dessert 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  39. 45. Creative Thinking Tools PCP Pluses/Concerns/Potentials Pluses Concerns Potentials
  40. 46. Creative Thinking Tools Hits & Misses “ Doting”, Ranking Idea 1 Idea 2 Idea 3 Idea 4 Idea 5 Idea 6 Idea 1 Idea 2 Idea 3 Idea 4 Idea 5 Idea 6 Idea 1 Idea 2 Idea 3 Idea 4 Idea 5 Idea 6       1 2 3
  41. 47. Creative Thinking Tools Value Grid # a. b. c. d. e. 1. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1 5 4 3 2 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1 * ?
  42. 48. Creative Thinking & Your Students
  43. 49. Every aspect & part of your Teaching can be made more creative . As you develop, expand and enrich teaching ALL STUDENTS will generate more ideas & solutions. CHOOSE TO BE CREATIVE!
  44. 50. Dr. Robert A l a n Black

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