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Sunday, April 15 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Opening Keynote Presentation: Practical Creativity: How to recognize it and cultivate it in your school

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Creativity. Businesses want to harness it in their employees. Educators want to foster it in their students. Schools want to inspire it in their teachers. Parents want to encourage it in their children. But how do we teach it? How do we measure it? How do we design creativity into an educational system that seems to discourage it at every turn? And how do we as leaders help students tap into it so they’re confident learners and problem solvers in any situation?

Join Rebecca Hare, industrial designer and educator, in a hands-on exploration of creativity. You’ll learn how to identify the five norm-referenced measures of creative thinking so that you and your faculty can teach students to consciously increase their creative problem solving skills. You’ll leave with some simple strategies that designers use to solve problems and generate innovative solutions that will empower you and your students as creatorsLunch on Monday and Tuesday will be in the Cascade/Conservatory Rooms and also the Van Horne Ballroom.

A map to the hotel is available here: http://www.fairmont.com/uploadedfiles/sites/banff_springs/pdf/bsh_key_to_the_castle_map.pdf

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Rebecca Hare

After a decade in Italy as a design consultant and creative director, Rebecca Louise Hare became fascinated with education. The young designers she hired, she found, struggled with problem-solving and critical thinking. She returned to the U.S. to study education and built on her... Read More →

Sunday April 15, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm MDT