Designing Creativity in the Primary Grades Curriculum
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Discover creativity strategies, processes, and their research-based connections to student achievement. Explore ways to design your instructional activities to use digital media tools to stimulate creative student output, including an introduction to student-friendly Adobe Premiere Elements. Finally, apply what you learn to the creation of your own project or lesson that fosters student creativity.
Essential Question: How can teachers design experiences that nurture and develop a culture of creativity while focusing on standards and accountability?
- Discover the relationship between higher-order thinking skills, confidence, and creativity and their effects on student achievement.
- Incorporate research-based practices that encourage creativity into your lessons.
- Create a class project that models the creative process.
- Incorporate Adobe Premiere Elements or other digital media tools into an instructional activity.
Prerequisites: No prior experience with Adobe Premiere Elements is assumed.
Related Content: This workshop is part of a seven-workshop series entitled “Creativity in Today’s Classroom.”
The workshops in the series are:
- Explore Creativity in Today’s Classroom
- Designing Creativity in the Primary Grades Curriculum
- Designing Creativity in the Middle Grades Curriculum
- Designing Creativity in the Upper Grades Curriculum
- Implementing Creativity in the Classroom
- Assessing Creativity in Today’s Classroom
- Managing the Creative Classroom
Though the three workshops about designing for creativity cover similar material, they each use instructionally appropriate examples for the three different grade levels: primary, middle and upper grades. Choose the one best suited to your classroom, or follow all three to see additional examples of designing for creativity in instructional activities.