Instructional Materials & Technology
Virtual Speaker Series 2012-13
Creativity is Essential: Thursday, May 17 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This session is an exploration of the power of creativity in education. Kevin will start by making the case that the business world and the world in general are looking to creative minds more than ever. Through sharing examples from the ArtSnacks network, he'll show how powerful creativity can be for learning.
Target audience: Classroom teachers and school administrators
Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public school and for 17 years spent summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages. In 1991 he received the Making It Happen Award which is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K-12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation. For the past four years he has hosted a creative learning site called ArtSnacks where he shares 150+ ten minute drawing videos that support standards curriculum. This social "learning" network is his Petri-dish for learning to mentor teachers and students in virtual environments. He was selected to be in the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2011 and spends time helping schools that use Apple's powerful tools get the most out of them for students and teachers. He is currently serving his ninth year as a Technology Integration Specialist at ESSDACK, an educational service center based in Hutchinson, Kansas. At ESSDACK he researches and designs programs and provides training and staff development. He shares his thinking and learning on his blog Tradigital Learning and in his podcast Driving Questions in Education.
For more information about this session, please contact:Kurt Schollin, Instructional Technology Integrator
email@example.com 215.348.2940 Ext. 1110