Creativity: An Introduction
This lesson will be an introduction to the Creative Expression course. You will have an opportunity to reflect on your own creativity and what it means to you. This lesson will discuss the definition of creativity and why it is important for school-age children.
Cultivating Creativity and Innovation: Visual Arts and Literature
As a school-age staff member, you will be responsible for planning a variety of visual art and literature-based experiences for children. This lesson will describe developmentally appropriate experiences for school-age children. The ideas of distinguishing between process-oriented and product-oriented experiences and supporting all learners are included in this lesson.
Cultivating Creativity and Innovation: Environments and Materials
Spaces and materials are powerful drivers for creativity. In this lesson, you will learn about the significance of carefully organizing materials and selecting materials to promote creativity. You will learn about choosing culturally responsive creative materials and choosing materials that address the creative needs of all children.
Fostering Creativity: The School-Age Staff Member
This lesson highlights the significance of being a school-age staff member and provides insights on how to be creative in your workplace when engaging with children, families, and colleagues. A key learning point is the importance of self-reflection and collaborative, supportive relationships.