28 Sep

Housatonic Community College Hosts Forum on Creativity in Education

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Contact: Kimberly Wood - 203-332-5098

On Friday, Oct. 20, educators in K – 12 grades have the opportunity to experience workshops and talks by experts focused on developing and energizing creativity in education. CreativityCon is sponsored by the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) in partnership with HCC. The forum, Energizing Minds in Creative Ways, takes place in the HCC Events Center in Beacon Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants in the Forum will also be given a tour of the HCC Advanced Manufacturing Center.

The Keynote speaker is Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, Professor of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, author, researcher and renowned expert on creativity and imagination. His topic is “Imagination: A Critical Key to Learning.” In addition, a choice of 15 breakout session topics include “Using Design Thinking to Foster Creativity,” “The Synectics Connection: Creativity through Metaphor,” “DaVinci's Number One Thinking Skill: the Switchover!”, “Developing Creativity and Emotional Intelligence Through Art” and more.

Teachers, administrators, parents and others are invited to attend the events dedicated to helping develop and nurture creative thinkers and problem solvers. Please visit www.cagcreativitycon.com for details. On-site registration is available.

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