Are you worried about how to teach and assess CREATIVITY in your class?
Do you have to evaluate creativity as part of your learning skills?
Do you want students to come up with their own answers instead of copying the teacher example? In any subject?
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We provide over 2 week of lessons to do with your class to help students recognize that creativity is a learnable skill and we can all become more creative.
Creativity is MORE than just being artsy! Creativity is a process that can be taught, and creativity can be assessed.
CHAPTER BIG IDEA:
- Creativity is a learnable skill.
- Anyone can be more creative by applying hard work and strategies.
- Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
- We use life experiences and connect them in different ways to come up with new ideas.
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In this package, we:
- Introduce the concepts of Creativity as a learnable skill and help get students into a growth mindset to realize they can be creative in any subject or aspect of their life.
- Provide several exercises which give students opportunities to try to come up with new ideas that when points in the activity. (I.e. be creative and independently evaluate whether their ideas are “new” and “creative” within the context of the activity)
- Provide a week-long challenge of doing something new every day, and a structured handout package to help students to record their observations. (These journal entries could be used as portfolio samples or assessment data for student writing.)
- Provide discussion points of 7 YouTube videos showing Creativity in different contexts.
- We explore creativity through what musicians have to say about their creative process
- We explore creativity through what educational and business leaders have to say about creativity and innovation.
- We provide discussion questions for students, as well as answers from the video for teachers to help guide the discussions.
- Allow for deeper exploration of the concept of “Creativity” by playing with the term using the Frayer Model of understanding
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET when you download the zipped file:
We provide LESSON PLANS:
We base this schedule on a 50 minute period and provide around 40-60 minutes of content per lesson. Depending on your teaching style and classroom dynamics, you may find things go longer or shorter than the suggested times. Possible discussion points are included in some of the slide notes.
TEACHER TIP: If you’re short on time, pick and choose which Videos to show your class
- a short range plan showing the outline of topics and corresponding slides for 2-3 weeks of lessons.
- a detailed lesson plan for the 14 days / lessons.
PART 1. EXPERIENCE
- DAY/LESSON 1 - Introduction to creativity (slides 1 - 29) - 45 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 2 - This is a … / Creative Words (slides 30 - 45) - 55 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 3 - Creative Words (cont) (slides 46 - 49) - 40 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 4 - Twelve (slides 50 - 60) - 45 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 5 - Twelve continued (slides 61 - 69) - 50 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 6 - Twelve continued (slides 70 - 85) - 60 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 7 - Do Something Different (slides 86 - 126) - 55 MIN
PART 2. WATCH DAY/LESSON 8 - Part 2 Videos (slides 127-135) - 50 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 9 - Part 2 Videos continued (slides 127-129; 136-139) - 45 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 10 - Part 2 Videos continued (slides 127-129; 140-146) - 55 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 11 - Part 2 Videos continued (slides 127-129; 147-149) - 40 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 12 - Part 2 Videos continued (slides 127-129; 150-152) - 50 MIN
Part 3 UNDERSTAND
- DAY/LESSON 13 - Vocabulary Builder (slides 153-171) - 50 MIN
- DAY/LESSON 14 - Self Evaluation / Review - (slides 172-176) - 50 MIN
We provide HANDOUTS:
- Double-Entry journal graphic organizers for students to take notes on strategies to be more or less creative
- "Creative Words" activity handout with 5 different versions of the worksheet to record words.
- "Twelve" Activity handout for students to record questions with the answer 12.
- "Do something different" Challenge handout package with an introduction page, tracking sheet, brainstorming worksheets, and 2 versions of the journal entry handout
- Vocabulary Builder graphic organizer (to develop a deeper understanding of what Creativity is.)
- Student Self Evaluation of their “Creativity” Learning Skill
- Chapter Review assessment and answer key of possible answers
We provide 3 different versions of the lesson slideshow (176 slides):
- A link to the Google Slideshow so you can show it right away. (Get started in seconds!)
- A link to a version of the Google Slideshow that you can make a copy of the presentation. (Edit the content to fit your exact classroom needs.)
- A powerpoint file that you can download (PPT) and modify. (Edit the presentation to fit your needs, and use the presentation when the internet is down!)
Heads up Content warning: (Slide 141-142 Jay Z video clip)
- The first few seconds of the video shows the intro from the video uploader, Evrrything Trill. The intro shows a black-and-white darkened video clip of a girl in lingerie on a bed.
- FYI: Trill is an adjective used in hip-hop culture to describe someone who is considered to be well respected, coming from a combination of the words "true" and "real". (Source: Urban Dictionary)
- If you play the video from the slide, the video playback is set to begin 6 seconds into the interview and skips the intro entirely.
- If you search for the video separately on YouTube, it will of course start from the beginning of the video.
All of our slides and handouts can be edited and modified to fit your specific classroom needs.
- You can edit the slides in Microsoft PowerPoint and Google slides format
- You can edit the handouts in Microsoft Word. (We also provide PDF format for easy printing)
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NOTE: This lesson is part of a larger unit called “Exploring the Six Cs” / "21st Century Skills"
The Six Cs are a bunch of transferable skills that you can use at school, at home, at a job… pretty much anywhere. They’re learning skills to help us be successful in the 21st century.
Each Chapter package focuses on a different “C” and contains different lessons, slides, videos, and handouts. Although we use the same structure in each chapter (activity, video, vocabulary building), there is no overlap of content between packages.
Lessons can be purchased individually, or you can SAVE MONEY and purchase the entire unit as a BUNDLE.