Creativity is a necessary skill for all ages—young, old, and everyone in between. Cultivating minds to think creatively is vital to foster advances in science and innovation, and there is no better place to do that than in science centers and museums, since research shows that creativity is developed through hands-on, experiential learning.
A Powerful Framework
ASTC has partnered with the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, to bring you a two-day workshop, Monday–Tuesday, April 9–10, exploring how you can infuse CCC’s CREATE framework into your institution’s programming and boost creativity among your visitors. The framework comprises six research-backed elements for designing learning environments and experiences that inspire creativity.
During the event, CCC will present research from the academic fields of education, psychology, and neuroscience that supports the six key elements of the CREATE framework
- Time for imagination
- Exchange of ideas
Bring Your Project
This pedagogical framework describes how organizations can design experiences that build creative problem-solving skills. Based on this framework, participants will work through the design thinking process to model a specific space, idea, or project they have in mind.
Our goal for the workshop is to support museum leaders, educators, and experience designers in developing programs and exhibits that boost creativity in their visitors.
Monday–Tuesday, April 9–10
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, California
Elizabeth Rood, Ed.D., Bay Area Discovery Museum/Center for Childhood Creativity
Amy Eisenmann, Bay Area Discovery Museum/Center for Childhood Creativity
Lisa Regalla, Center for Childhood Creativity
$200 per person ($100 per person for ASTC members)
Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf, 555 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
We have arranged for a hotel block with rooms at $219 plus tax per night. Reserve your room by Monday, March 12, to receive the group rate. Reservations can be made online, or call (402) 592-6464 and mention the group code “ASTC 2018 Creativity Workshop.”
If you have any questions about the workshop or registering, please let me know.
About the Center for Childhood Creativity
The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) is the research and advisory division of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, working at a national scale to advocate for the critical importance of creativity development in childhood and to inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders, and problem-solvers.