EdSteps Creativity Launches Work Collection
EdSteps is now collecting student work to demonstrate creativity:
We all know creativity is an important component for school and life success.
We all want our students (and ourselves) to be creative.
We all believe establishing a school environment that promotes creativity is the future.
EdSteps aims to operationalize these beliefs in order for educators and students to better understand the complexities of creativity and how to promote creativity in the classroom. It is our belief that if students are going to reach their personal, social and academic potential, they must be in an environment that fosters creativity.
EdSteps defines creativity as the valued uses and outcomes of originality driven by imagination, invention, and curiosity.
EdSteps recognizes that creativity is a skill critical to effective educational processes. In order to foster creativity in schools, educators must have a practical means of appreciating, understanding, and assessing creativity in partnership with their students. EdSteps is developing this tool to measure the originality and impact of creativity within and across all disciplines.
The Creativity Continuum will give you and your students:
■■ An unprecedented look at what readers of varied ages and backgrounds value in Creativity.
■■ Access to a wide range of examples from across the country that illustrate Creativity.
■■ Reference points to determine student growth in Creativity.
Work samples are welcome:
■■ From students in early childhood and elementary, middle, high school and from college and graduate students.
■■ From individuals in the workplace.
■■ From teachers of all subject areas.
■■ For any audience or purpose, both within the United States and globally.
■■ In any form, genre, or media. Creativity samples can include anything – writing, videos, images, charts, or other graphics – in any subject area.
The committee working on the Creativity Project is chaired by Dr. Russ Quaglia, President and Founder of the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations. The committee is made up of members of various state departments of education, school leaders and other organizations dedicated to promoting creativity.
Want to Learn More About Research in Creativity?
To learn more about research in creative thinking, please visit the Center for Creative Learning, where you will find a rich variety of resources about the subject.