Cooperative Creativity

Today I had the opportunity to keynote a presentation for the Gifted Association of Missouri District 7 and Kansas Gifted, Talented, and Creative Region 6 mini-conference. The focus was Creativity and Coping in the GT Classroom. My presentation, Cooperative Creativity, focused on arts integration and students working together to create a creative piece.

When we first started, I received skeptical stares as I made the group switch seats but there was soon laughter and smiles (as evident by the pictures)! We rapped an article summary, created stories from dice (and silently, too), and used the game, Snake Oil, to design living museum pieces.

The morning was full of creative ideas, collaborative sharing, and endless laughter! I am very thankful for the opportunity to share ideas and see teachers from different states collaborate.

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