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this session was presented at 2010 ACE, 3rd Atlanta Creativity Exchange

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  1. 1. Creativity Techniques in Any Classroom
  2. 2. Sparking student creativity from when they walk in the classroom Creative Learning Environments Increasing Creative Thinking In any subject area 6 to 12 Ways to Spark Creativity Develop 32 Traits of Creative Thinking Content of Session Creative Thinking Styles Daily improving Creative Thinking in 15 to 30 minutes. Resources of Creativity around the Globe using the www. How to eliminate G.A.P.S. in our classrooms. Methods for helping students help each other develop their creative thinking skills and abilities.
  3. 3. Sparking Student Creative Thinking Greeting Decoration Room Arrangement Bonding Connecting Puzzles on board or screen Handout of fun puzzles for extra credit
  4. 6. Silvia Ashton-Warner J. P. Guilford E. Paul Torrance Howard Gardner Tell Me Show Me Involve Me Reach Me I Will Forget I May Remember I Will Begin to Learn We Will Learn Together Confucius Socrates John Dewey Maria Montesorri
  5. 7. Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation Knowledge Application Comprehension Analysis Synthesis Creation Evaluation Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy Apparent Classroom Reality
  6. 8. <ul><ul><ul><li>__ jewelry __ tie tack </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ fence __ art statue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ clean nails __ pipe cleaner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ gas appliance __ dwarf trombone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cleaner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ anchor __ ammunition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ magnets __ sling shot </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ bubble blower __ pin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ eyeglass frames __ zipper </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ house wiring __ decoration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ plug puller __ corn skewers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ handles __ belt hanger </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ swinging bridge __ jump rope </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ bobby pin __ curler </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ fork __ ear cleaner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ toothpick __ missile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ welding rod __ tie clip </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ fish hook __ chain link </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ cheese slicer __ tie wire </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>During Workshops on Creative Thinking, participants were asked to come with ideas to improve, better use, or sell paper clips. Your task is to pick which of their ideas you think are creative. Work for three minutes. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ skewer __ stirrer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ needle __ toad stabber </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ ladder __ hammock </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ tire poker __ coat hanger </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ hypo needle __ knitting needles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ eye scratcher __ sword </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ paint stirrer __ flower holder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ picture hanger __ spring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ snowshoe __ lightning rod </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ ice skate blade __ scrap iron </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ ski pole __ toe brace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ tracer tool __ finger brace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ boot strap __ boot hook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ animal trap __ sled </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ Christmas __ doll clothes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ornaments hanger </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ wind chime __ cigarette holder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ tinsel __ languages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ alphabets __ numbers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__ hanging __ plant stake </li></ul></ul></ul>What is Creative?
  7. 9. Increasing Creative Thinking in Any Subject Area Possibility Thinking Probability Thinking Exploratory Thinking 5-Whys????? 6 possible answers 12 possible answers 144 possible answers Presentation Yours, Theirs, Others Viewpoint Real, Imaginery Perspective Past, Present, PFuture
  8. 10. 6 to 12 Ways to Spark Creativity Welcomers Ice Breakers Bonders Teamers Challenges Idea Warm-Ups Energizers Idea Generators Idea/Solution Selectors Solution Systemizers Games Puzzles Divergers Convergers
  9. 11. Develop 32 Creative Thinking Traits Observant , highly Open-ended Original - uniqueness Passionate about their work Perceive world differently Question asker See possibilities Self- knowledgeable Self-actualizing Self-disciplined Sense of destiny Sensitive Severely critical of self, their work, potential of area of focus and the potential of other people Specific interests Synthesize correctly often intuitively Tolerant of ambiguity Adaptable Curious Divergent thinker Energetic Fantasize , able to Flexible thinker - different types of ideas Fluent - produce many ideas Future oriented Humor , varied sense of Idealistic Imaginative Independent Ingenious Learning , always Non-conforming Not motivated by money
  10. 12. Understanding Your Creative Profiles The M.I.N.D. Design TM Creative Thinking Styles
  11. 13. i M Dd n i i i i i n n n n n i Rational Exploratory Concensual Systematic
  12. 14. M.I.N.D. Design TM Preferred Thinking Styles
  13. 15. M.I.N.D. Design TM Preferred Thinking Styles Think Learn Communicate Solve Problems
  14. 16. Create
  15. 17. M.I.N.D. Design TM Creativity Profiles Short Description of the Four Profiles <ul><li>Meditative </li></ul><ul><li>factual </li></ul><ul><li>detailed </li></ul><ul><li>logical </li></ul><ul><li>one focus at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>mostly creative </li></ul><ul><li>use hunches or guesses </li></ul><ul><li>strive for new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>many focuses or challenges at once </li></ul><ul><li>Directive </li></ul><ul><li>systematic </li></ul><ul><li>practical </li></ul><ul><li>organized </li></ul><ul><li>do what is scheduled or expected </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiative </li></ul><ul><li>personal/friendly </li></ul><ul><li>very loyal </li></ul><ul><li>like to enjoy what they are doing </li></ul><ul><li>work as the spirit moves them </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>M - Meditative </li></ul><ul><li>uses facts </li></ul><ul><li>gives specific answer </li></ul><ul><li>works alone </li></ul><ul><li>thinks as a detective </li></ul><ul><li>explains in detail </li></ul><ul><li>questions everyone </li></ul><ul><li>calculates accurately </li></ul><ul><li>is very precise </li></ul><ul><li>thinks abstractly </li></ul><ul><li>uses logical thought </li></ul><ul><li>works step by step </li></ul><ul><li>I - Intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>lots of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>imagination </li></ul><ul><li>sees or senses answers </li></ul><ul><li>gets solutions w/o facts </li></ul><ul><li>experiments often </li></ul><ul><li>pretends easily </li></ul><ul><li>sees patterns quickly </li></ul><ul><li>takes risks </li></ul><ul><li>very inventive </li></ul><ul><li>future thinker </li></ul><ul><li>N - Negotiative </li></ul><ul><li>friendly </li></ul><ul><li>loyal to others </li></ul><ul><li>likes to work w/ people </li></ul><ul><li>always involves others </li></ul><ul><li>tends to be emotional </li></ul><ul><li>joiner </li></ul><ul><li>follower over leader </li></ul><ul><li>trustworthy </li></ul><ul><li>enjoys talking </li></ul><ul><li>adaptable to group </li></ul><ul><li>D - Directive </li></ul><ul><li>works step by step </li></ul><ul><li>is very practical </li></ul><ul><li>plans before acts </li></ul><ul><li>neat & organized </li></ul><ul><li>directs people </li></ul><ul><li>follows the rules </li></ul><ul><li>on time exactly </li></ul><ul><li>dependable </li></ul><ul><li>does things right way </li></ul><ul><li>wants correct answers </li></ul>M.I.N.D. Design TM Preferred Thinking Styles
  17. 19. Warm-Up Exercises To open up a group or team's creative thinking Warm-Up Exercises are very helpful. The exercises help to loosen up paradigms, mindsets, and points of view that people bring to a creative thinking session. Some goals of Warm-Up Exercises are to encourage people to: a. look beyond the obvious or known answers (“correct” answers) b. stretch their thinking c. breakout of establish thinking d. look for multiple possibilities e. take on many different points of perspective f. practice producing a variety of potential solutions g. to take a few risks and play with ideas & possible solutions h. get discussion going I. raise interest level
  18. 21. Daily Improving Creative Thinking in 15 to 30 minutes. Alphabetizing Music as a sparker In-Box, Outside of Box, No Box Create Stories Change Viewpoints Think in Metaphor If I Could Redesign Anything Solutions Sitting There Spend Time with Famous Creatives Use Other Hand Funny Team Walks Other Character’s Viewpoint
  19. 22. Resources of Creativity Around the Globe using the WWW http //www cre8ng com/creativethinkingtools htm http //www http //www
  20. 23. How Eliminate G.A.P.S. in Classrooms G. A. P. S. Gifts Attitudes Processes Strategies
  21. 24. Methods for Helping Students Help Each Other Develop Their Creative Thinking Pair / Dyad Ideating Peer Coaching Team Ideating Team Problem Solving/Studying 5W+H is it? What If? 5W+H Else? What Might it Be? What Could it Be? Then 5W+H?
  22. 25. Methods for Helping Students Help Each Other Develop Their Creative Thinking What? So What? Now What? Then What? What Else If? 5W + H
  23. 26. The Beginning
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