Visual thinking is an integral part of many forms of creativity. Research indicates that creative individuals across domains – art, science, music, etc. – most often have a preference for visual thinking. Opportunities to work creatively in the visual mode are necessary to support the creativity, STEAM development, and visual thinking abilities that are essential for 21st century living and learning. Several Common Core State Standards highlight representation of knowledge through visual modes, and our students need both creativity and visual abilities to succeed in STEAM curricula. Resources will be provided for integrating creativity and visual thinking projects across the K-12 curriculum.
Dr. Susan Daniels is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling at California State University - San Bernardino. She is also co-founder, with Dr. Dan Peters, of the Summit Center with offices in Northern and Southern California. At Summit Center, Dr. Daniels provides personality, creativity, and learning preferences profiles for children and adolescents as part of the Center's neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Daniels is coeditor and coathor of two books: Living With Intensity and Raising Creative Kids. as a professional development expert, she consults with school districts nationally and is an international speaker on the social-emotional development of gifted individuals, visual thinking, and the development of creativity.
Saturday, November 11
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
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