Creativity within the Social Science Classroom

EdTechTeacher is so thrilled to welcome Dr. Catherine Atkinson to our workforce of summer time instructors. Catherine Atkinson is an skilled classroom trainer, curriculum designer, presenter, and expertise coach. She taught historical past/social science and ELA to English language, gifted, and particular training college students for 27 years on the center college stage. Catherine has taught in a 1:1 classroom since 2008 the place her college students used MacBooks, iPads, and Chromebooks to collaboratively and creatively display their studying. She has served in quite a lot of management positions: historical past/social science division chair, expertise coordinator, grasp trainer, mentor trainer, and member of the educational management workforce.

Catherine is worked up to share her information and experience in her workshop entitled, “Let’s Get Appy – Creativity within the Social Science Classroom.” As an introduction to the concepts she’s going to share, Catherine writes:

“I imagine this passionately: that we don’t develop into creativity, we develop out of it. Or reasonably, we get educated out if it”

~ Sir Ken Robinson

Creativity within the classroom can simply be pushed apart amidst the strain for college kids to carry out properly on standardized checks. However creativity and literacy talent growth will not be mutually unique. College students can purchase and apply studying, writing, listening, and talking literacy expertise in methods which can be participating, genuine, and, extra importantly, artistic. 

If you’re thinking about studying the best way to infuse creativity into your educational practices, come be a part of me on June 27, 28, 30 or August 1, 2, 4 for my session “Let’s Get Appy – Creativity within the Social Science Classroom.” I’ll share lesson concepts together with scholar samples that my colleagues and I’ve utilized in our lecture rooms. Even when you don’t train social science, come be a part of us anyway as many of those concepts are relevant to ELA, science, and math. A lot of our college students are content material creators outdoors of faculty—let’s harness their ardour and use it for the advantage of studying in our lecture rooms!  

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