Fund for Teachers Fellow, 4th grade Science and Social Studies, Riverside Elementary School, Shreveport, LA
"The Creativity Workshop is a dynamic six-day workshop that combines travel, interactive experiences, and collaboration with other professionals to de...
"The Creativity Workshop is a dynamic six-day workshop that combines travel, interactive experiences, and collaboration with other professionals to develop the creative process and encourage innovation. I learned strategies that would spark my students’ innate curiosity. I discovered methods that would inspire them to explore the creative process so they could confidently design engineering projects and engage in experimental design as well as investigate history using artifacts, maps, and other primary sources. I also explored the rich Catalan culture and learned about artists and architects who used creativity and innovation to influence society.
I was inspired to write my FFT grant to attend the Creativity Workshop because I found that my students were afraid to take an active role in how they learned and to think outside the box. An even bigger obstacle was that I was losing my own creativity as a teacher as education becomes focused on high-stakes testing.This Workshop helped me get my pedagogical groove back!"