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Manuel Moya

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 4:16 PM - Permalink

My goal to promote creativity in my classroom is to use the back of the room to build a stage with 4 or 5 different themes. I will involve several students with the task of taking pictures, load them to the computer and use Photoshop to create drafts reflecting the final product. At the end of this project we will have a environment that reflects what we are doing every day in the classroom.

Brad Woolley

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 6:41 PM - Permalink

My score was a 38 and having focused on technological skills for over twenty years I was not surprised. For example I have been using PhotoShop and Premiere with my students since 1994 when they came bundled with the Macintosh computers I ordered. My goal is actually one I've had for years and that is to try to find ways to motivate colleagues into bringing more project based approaches to their classes. It has been an uphill battle with more retreats than successes. The hard part is identifying their needs and then trying to bring their needs into alignment with my objectives.

Wei Wei

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 4:47 PM - Permalink

Hello, I do like Adobe instruments for visual design and I believe it will facilitate the classroom for creative activities like making digital visual media. However, I think that we should even boost creativity on other areas like Math, Science and Social Science. Those subjects are the backbone of primary and middle school education. And hope someone could share some experience on that, especially with Math:-)

Lucia Podraza

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 12:52 AM - Permalink

I would like to further the creativity of my students in using web design and online portfolios to display their work. I need to focus on using Adobe programs interactively so that students have digital and printed examples of their work and that they create work that they would be proud to display on the web. My picture of a sample website I would like to replicate and info about my classroom is on my class twitter page: pic.twitter.com/8GjYkh0EdR

Belinda Caulfield

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 10:25 AM - Permalink

My score was 28 aim for the future is 40! So I am classed as inspiring, just the motivation I needed to think differently about staff development and how staff can use the IWB and Moodle. Goals: Develop IWB buddies, Cross college project to create games that increase participation and creativity in the classroom and PPD plan for myself. My pic: http://t.co/bf3vrwh7pV

Susan Remmen

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 4:30 AM - Permalink

My level was inspiring. My goals are: Ensure open solutions to outputs to allow for creativity (broad). Partner with creative staff to improve on creativity of lessons (broad). Create centers for expanding learning/student led exploration and presentation of findings (broad). Allow technology such as photoshop as a solution path for "Emotion Poster" lesson (specific).

Colleen Velasquez

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 9:16 PM - Permalink

My creativity score was at the leading level. I looked at both the leading level goals and the inspiring level goals and decided these are the two main goals I have for reinventing my classroom.

1. Create a creativity-focused, cross-curricular project and encourage other teachers to observe.

2. Document and share with others how the creative process works in your classroom. Mentor others on how to foster different forms of creativity in students. Collaborate with other teachers outside your subject area to create opportunities for interdisciplinary learning.

The picture I used is a couple of years old (https://sphotos-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/p480x480/1146645_10201155611844783_1192969699_n.jpg) and I have done some things to improve since then, but I didn't have pictures. Silly me! This year I intend to film more of what is going on in my classroom.

O Valdivia

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 5:48 AM - Permalink

My creativity score was not bad; however, I am always looking for more and find better ways to keep my teaching current to our times. I love to see projects being created by other students across the world because it gives you ideas on how you can challenge your students too. I think that all the teachers that have enrolled for this training are being open to learn new things. These exercises will allow us to see things differently and to learn from each other. My goal is to continue learning to improve my teaching. As long as we are teachers, we are also going to be also students.

Star Mitrani

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 5:10 AM - Permalink

I was surprised at my score indicating that I am in the Inspiring creativity comfort level. I have to set a goal simply to continue in my quest to learn more about adobe products and see if I can obtain software programs such as Photoshop in order to promote creativity with my students.

Dennis Martinus

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 9:50 AM - Permalink

The the self-assessment score indicated that I am at the Inspiring comfort level with creativity in the classroom.
I was amazed that the suggested goals are similar to the ideas I have to encourage creativity in our classrooms, so I have adopted them as my personal goals:

  1. I will advance my personal professional development by completing the series of workshops about Creativity in Today’s Classroom and also the Interdisciplinary Learning series in order to increase my creativity level.
  2. I will discuss with my fellow teacher at least method to promote creativity in our classrooms per semester.
  3. I will conduct one cross-curricular project per semester.

For that I have created an inspirational image: Inspirational image