Join us to engage in a conversation about how libraries encourage children to explore and create through intentional programming and thoughtful use of resources. Erica Fortescue, Associate Director of the Center for Childhood Creativity, will share the latest research from a variety of fields including neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and education. Participants will gain an understanding of the seven critical components of creativity outlined by the Center for Childhood Creativity, as well as examples of how to incorporate them into library programming in developmentally appropriate ways for children ages 6 to 14. In addition to timely research, participants will benefit from peer-to-peer expertise. Recipients of the Curiosity Creates grant will share updates and lessons-learned. Librarians who are currently implementing creativity programming in a variety of formats will describe how they got started, the outcome trends they have noticed and the tips they would pass along to others seeking to replicate their programs. Join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #alsccreates.
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Content Area: Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Interests: Children’s Services, Partnerships, Rural and Small Libraries, Transforming Libraries, Urban Libraries
Library Type: Elementary School, Museum, Native, Public, Regional System, Rural, School/Media Center, Tribal
Cost: Included with full conference registration.