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Saturday, January 26 • 9:00am - 11:00am
A Creative Approach to Promoting Inquiry Within Common Core (2 hours) AVAILABLE

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Creativity is just something you are born with.  Isn’t creativity what the Fine Arts people are supposed to work on?  It’s those kinds of comments that make the task of a Teacher Leader in charge of Thinking and Innovation both challenging and exciting.  At Nishimachi International School, we have embarked on a journey to the creativity processes into every classroom, and to ensure that students are thoughtful, creative and reflective when they approach all their curriculum areas.  We have done this systemically: by breaking down ‘creativity’ into four essential components, teaching each explicitly (thus embedding a shared language and understanding across classrooms) and then infusing these components into a range of curriculum areas.  This approach has led to the ‘inquirisation’ of our common core curriculum - allowing us to flip and strip objectives down to their raw, powerful question.  This workshop will give you an introduction to our approach to creativity, an example of how we have infused it into our mathematics program, and a chance to do some creative reflection into a curriculum area important to you.  And, it’s not just for the Fine-Arts people.This workshop will give participants 1) a practical understanding of four key components of creativity (fluency, flexibility, elaboration & originality) 2) applicable examples of how these components creativity can be infused it into a mathematics program, and 3) a practical plan on how to apply their learning back in their classroom.  

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Justine Hitchcock

Teacher Leader: Thinking and Innovation, Nishimachi International School
Justine Hitchcock is currently a Grade 3 teacher and Teacher Leader for Thinking and Innovation at Nishimachi International School in Tokyo. Previously she was a Principal in Indonesia, and prior to that worked in government policy and tertiary institutions in New Zealand. She is... Read More →

Saturday January 26, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Room #202

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