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2016-17-Creativity

Creativity Panel Discussion

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A truly outstanding discussion of how to place creativity a priority within your classroom using the arts, Teachers were able to create joy and make authentic projects, compositions, and visual art.

Samuel Wright, lead the discussion with all these teachers from around the world. To keep the sharing going he’ll blog our adventure and then share any other materials from presenters

 

Australia

Alison Housley International Grammar School, Sydney, Australia
Andrew Mifsud @AndyMifsud Music Teacher, Barker College, Sydney, Australia
Jane-Marie Talese @MsTalese Music Teacher, Tara Anglican School for Girls, Sydney, Australia

Austria

Lidia Campanale @LidiaMusic3 Amadeus International School, Vienna, Austria
Samuel Wright @Wrightstufmusic Amadeus International School, Vienna, Austria

China

Jenelle Krusak @kresak2j Tech Coach, American International School of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Betty Lin @lietometwo Music Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Laos

Alison Armstrong @alisonmusicblog Music Teacher, Vientiane International School, Laos

United States

Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun Visual Arts Teacher, Dryden Elementary School, Arlington Heights, IL USA

Carol Broos @carolbroos Retired Music Teacher, Sunset Ridge School, Northfield, IL USA

2016-17-Creativity

Creativity

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Presenter: Samuel Wright

Location: Vienna, Austria
@Wrightstufmusic

Description:
Creativity. How do you begin, how do you make is the backbone of your classroom? View teachers from around the world how they use creativity within their classroom. Samuel Wright, a composer and educator has put together a variety of musicians and visual arts that demonstrate how they use creativity through collaboration and the arts. Learn from them and from more examples from Samuel below.

Additional Information:
https://wrightstuffmusic.com/

There are many ways to take part in the discussion:

  • Join us at the conference live page for a live panel discussion with educators who have implemented creativity into the classroom on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00pm Greenwich mean time. (9:00am EST; 8:00 CST; 3:00 Vienna)
  • Join our Voxer channel and chime in.
  • Tweet with the hashtag #k12onlineconf. Your tweets will show up in our slow chat here as well as on Twitter.

Additional resources:

Australia

Alison Housley International Grammar School, Sydney, Australia
Andrew Mifsud @AndyMifsud Music Teacher, Barker College, Sydney, Australia
Jane-Marie Talese @MsTalese Music Teacher, Tara Anglican School for Girls, Sydney, Australia

Austria

Lidia Campanale @LidiaMusic3 Amadeus International School, Vienna, Austria
Samuel Wright @Wrightstufmusic Amadeus International School, Vienna, Austria

China

Jenelle Krusak @kresak2j Tech Coach, American International School of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Betty Lin @lietometwo Music Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Laos

Alison Armstrong @alisonmusicblog Music Teacher, Vientiane International School, Laos

Norway

Eldar Skjørten @EldarSkjorten Music Pedagogue, Eiksmarka Elementary School, Norway

United States

Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun Visual Arts Teacher, Dryden Elementary School, Arlington Heights, IL USA

2016-17 Announcements

K12online Conference Creativity Strand – Join US.

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The K12 Online Conference Creative Strand will have a series of short presentations from some very creative educators. The video will be available Monday, April 24, 2017. These educators come from all over the world: Australia, Austria, China, Laos, Norway, and the USA. Brought together for this conference our videos will cover Music and Minecraft, Visual Arts, Ableton Live with Choral arrangements, Paintings and Sound Installations, Film Trailers or Soundscapes with Korg Little-Bits and much more.

THEN – Come join us on April 29, 2017 (9am EDT New York, 8am CDT Chicago, 3pm Vienna Austria, 2pm London, 11pm AEST Sydney) for a LIVE interaction with all the educators as we travel through our Creative Classrooms. Classrooms that have Arts Pedagogy combined with Math, Coding and Science (STEM), Art, Theatre and Technology. This session is a truly collaborative adventure. Come learn with us and share our passion for teaching.”

Mark your calendars for this amazing journey.

Here is the line-up:

Australia

Alison Housley International Grammar School, Sydney, Australia

Andrew Mifsud @AndyMifsud Music Teacher, Barker College, Sydney, Australia

Jane-Marie Talese @MsTalese Music Teacher, Tara Anglican School for Girls, Sydney, Australia

Austria

Lidia Campanale @LidiaMusic3 Amadeus International School, Vienna, Austria

Samuel Wright @Wrightstufmusic Amadeus International School, Vienna, Austria

China

Jenelle Krusak @kresak2j Tech Coach, American International School of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Betty Lin @lietometwo Music Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

 Laos

Alison Armstrong @alisonmusicblog Music Teacher, Vientiane International School, Laos

Norway

Eldar Skjørten @EldarSkjorten Music Pedagogue, Eiksmarka Elementary School, Norway

United States

Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun Visual Arts Teacher, Dryden Elementary School, Arlington Heights, IL USA

2016-17 Announcements Uncategorized

Creativity Strand Keynote April 24, 2017

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Samuel Wright is a cutting edge music educator that embodies creativity. He taught last year in Korea and then this past summer, moved, with his young family, to Austria. He defines risk-taking in his professional and musical life. He integrates technology into music lessons that seamlessly pushes his students to create and compose using a variety of applications and programs.

On Monday, April 24, 2017, you will see how he has developed his curriculum and collaborated over many continents with other like-minded educators.

He has published iBooks which are found on iTunes U. He delights in creating opportunities for his students and is always looking to creating innovation projects. He has years of experience in Music Education, Composition, Ensembles, Orff & Curriculum Development, PYP (Primary Years Program – International Baccalaureate Primary)  to MYP (MIddle Years Program –  International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme)  and Diploma Music.

He is an Apple Distinguished Educator (2015). His website offers a wonderful insight to his creative process with his students, https://wrightstuffmusic.com/

2015-Beyond the Core

Teaching the 21st Century Musician

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Presenter: Thomas J. West
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
@thomasjwest

Presentation Description: The new Common Core Standards for the Arts contain many standards involving greater levels of creativity and independence for music education. These standards, coupled with preparing today’s students for an ever-shifting professional landscape that requires more independent and collaborative technology skills, presents America’s traditional secondary performing music ensemble programs with a challenge: how do we still provide high quality performing ensembles and develop the individual students’ musical and creative abilities. Thomas J. West explains how incorporating the SAMR Model of Technology Integration along with cloud-based methods of Blended Learning enables middle school and high school instrumental music students to take control of their own learning and become independent, well-rounded musicians capable of 21st Century Artistry.

 

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://www.thomasjwestmusic.com/21st-century-musician

Additional Information:
My website: www.thomasjwestmusic.com
My blog: www.thomasjwestmusic.com/apps/blog

2015-Beyond the Core

Connecting Creativity

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Presenter: Erin Olson & Leslie Pralle Keehn
Location: Pocahontas, IA

@eolsonteacher
@LPralleKeehn

Presentation Description: The Connecting Creativity series is a learning quest designed with concept and content convergence in mind, supported by meaningful technology integration. Each Connecting Creativity concept is designed so teachers can repurpose the idea to meet the needs of their students and the needs of their curriculum goals. The four monthly quests we will feature include opportunities for students to combine poetry, photography, design, video, and, of course, creativity. The numerous facets of visual arts and literacy converge in the highlighted quests. Additionally, Connecting Creativity is not only about meeting learning goals, it is about helping students see their world and share with their world.

 

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://rethinkredesign.org/connecting-creativity

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2015 2015-Maker Ed

Merry Makers

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Presenter: Steve Sherman
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
@LivingMaths


Presentation Title: Merry Makers

Presentation Description: As the Head of the Imagination Chapter in Cape Town, I get to help young students and their parents get in touch with their creative juices every week. I then connect with other chapter leaders around the world and we share our ideas and experiences. I will include footage and photos in my presentation, share ideas and give you a small taste of some of our projects. I hope that you are encouraged to create a maker space at school and promote making activities to your students.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://www.livingmaths.com/maker-movement-resources/

Additional Information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Living-Maths-191424357561419/timeline/

2015 2015-Maker Ed

Maker Ed: The work and the impact

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Presenter: Stephanie Chang, Trey Lathe
Location: Oakland, CA, USA
@MakerEdOrg

Presentation Title: Maker Ed: The work and the impact

Presentation Description: The maker education movement carries with it the momentum and promise to transform education — and ultimately, how we view learning and teaching altogether. It brings together elements of various educational pedagogies and practices, historical movements, and current trends, engaging all youth in interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experiences that are reflective and purposeful. Maker Ed, a non-profit organization that works with educators, organizations, and communities nationwide, help to train, support, and connect educator’s efforts to integrate making into their educational approaches and make a deep, long-lasting impact on their youth.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://makered.org/makerspaces

Additional Information:
makered.org/resources
makered.org/makercorps

 

2014 2014-Stories for Learning

Out My Window

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Presenter: Leslie Pralle Keehn, Erin Olson
Location: Blairsburg

@lprallekeehn

@eolsonteacher

Presentation Description: Out My Window was born from a quest to have students gain global perspective. OMW classrooms share their story with the world. Inspired by the 5 themes of geography, students reveal cultural awareness & understanding through poetry & photography.

Goals for the session:
To involve more classrooms in the quest to gain global perspective
To showcase the power of content and concept convergence
To provide an example of meaningful technology integration
To honor student voice and ability to create for an audience

Our perspective is shaped by our experiences. Those experiences are shaped by where we live. The themes of geography can be addressed through personal narrative, and when that happens an appreciation for all that is experienced and all that is seen is heightened. Stories are the thread connecting us all. Using geography, photography, and poetry participants can share and celebrate their story. Because the project is about sharing all of this, an audience can gain also connect to the creator’s story.

Out My Window transforms how we look at and teach geography by making it a cross-curricular tool to connect with a global community. Honoring student voice and perspective in the process of not just consuming, but creating content also honors the power of the human story. Traditionally, geography is not viewed as poetic. The emotion poetry can incite connected to geography’s theme is transformative. Imagine if more students globally gained an appreciation for people and their perspectives…imagine how that would influence empathy.

 

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:

#outmywindow1415

2014 2014-Keynote 2014-Stories for Learning

Igniting Innovation in Teaching and Learning

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Presenter: Wesley Fryer
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
@wfryer

Presentation Title: Igniting Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Presentation Description: What ignites your spark for teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom? What sustains your spark for creativity and innovation? What can be a spark of innovation to encourage teachers who are not early adapter / innovators in our schools? These questions and more are addressed by Wesley Fryer, Rachel Fryer, Brad Wilson, Autumn Laidler, Jess McCulloch, Cheryl Oakes, Amy Burvall, Richard Byrne, Kevin Hodgson, Brian Crosby, Jennie Magiera, Jason Neiffer, Diane Woodard, and Michelle Roundy in this opening keynote presentation for the 2014 K-12 Online Conference. Come travel with us from Oklahoma City to Michigan, Chicago, Australia, Maine, Nevada, Montana, California, New York and Wyoming as we explore the theme of “Igniting Innovation” for this year’s conference. Please take the challenge posed by Wesley in this video: Record and share a short (60 second) video answering one of these questions about “igniting innovation!” Share your video on YouTube with the hashtag #k12onlineIgnite under a Creative Commons license. By sharing with a CC license you will permit and empower others to engage in “combinatorial creativity” and make combined remix videos including your ideas! Also, please make sure your video is PUBLIC on YouTube. Share the link to your video using the following Google Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j53vNvuSY6T3kqqyO3SyarNu-2UAeJEzQawjAH5DzuQ/viewform?usp=send_form

Learn more about and participate in the K12 Online Conference on:
http://k12onlineconference.org
http://twitter.com/k12online

Contributor video clips are also available in this YouTube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcCkQ9mj_ok8N9Y-IGGAriekglnM13ars

Contributors to this video include:

Wesley Fryer

Rachel Fryer

Brad Wilson

Autumn Laidler

Jess McCulloch

Cheryl Oakes

Amy Burvall

Richard Byrne

Kevin Hodgson

Brian Crosby

Jennie Magiera

Jason Neiffer

Diane Woodard

Michelle Roundy

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j53vNvuSY6T3kqqyO3SyarNu-2UAeJEzQawjAH5DzuQ/viewform?usp=send_form

Additional Information:
The supporting documents link is the Google Form for people to submit their own video link.

YouTube link is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q2dThmwg0s