SUPPORT CREATIVITY IN YOUR STAFF AND STUDENTS WITH THE 10 PRINCIPLES OF CREATIVITY
WHICH CHOOSE CREATIVITY PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
We employ a train-the-trainer model, offering professional development workshops led by the Fund’s professional Creative Coaches. Each workshop is tailored to the partner site’s needs, goals, and population. We work with educators, social workers, and youth development staff in school-day, after-school, weekend, and summer programs. For our corporate development program, we work with employees of all levels and companies of any size.
Once a partner of Choose Creativity, we work with you to schedule tailored virtual or in-person professional learning workshops for you and your team. Training from our Creative Coaches will ensure you and your staff can successfully execute the program to grow social-emotional learning skills and a creative culture.
The 10 Principles of Creativity were developed by Marina and Kevin Krim following the loss of two of their kids, Lulu and Leo. Marina and Kevin looked back on what helped them and their daughter Nessie to cope and grow, and they identified what have become the 10 Principles of Creativity.
While art is one medium we use to teach about the 10 Principles, Choose Creativity is not an art program. We believe creativity is a mindset and should exist in all aspects of our lives.
When a young person or an adult chooses creativity and uses the Principles, they are learning skills that empower them to face life’s challenges in different and unique ways. Our programming focuses on creating an environment for social-emotional learning (SEL). The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as “the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.”
The After-School and Community Organizations framework focuses on creativity through creative challenges we provide. The Whole-School framework takes this a step further by integrating Choose Creativity into student learning processes and across subject areas of the school day. The Corporate framework uses the 10 Principles to discuss and practice creativity in the workplace. You can find more information about our programs here.
We charge for the Professional Development training sessions we provide. The programming itself is free. Pricing is based on a sliding scale. For customized professional development for your district, school, business, or youth program, please contact us.
Just contact us and we’ll have a conversation about what you need. The main thing we expect from organizations that use Choose Creativity is constructive feedback and evaluation data.
Once you decide to Choose Creativity, we immediately begin to work together to tailor workshops to meet your needs and goals. Depending on the amount and extent of the training, you can begin using the Choose Creativity curriculum in just a few weeks. Specific timeframes will be discussed in your initial phone call.
Our Professional Development workshops and curriculum can be adapted to groups of any size.
Throughout your use of Choose Creativity, we offer opportunities for our Creative Coaches to visit your site (virtually or in-person) to provide additional training, guidance, and constructive feedback to help make Choose Creativity as effective as possible for educators and students.
We come to you! Our professional development takes place at your school, business, or organization. We also offer virtual workshops.
Absolutely! Many teachers have chosen to use the 10 Principles of Creativity and develop their own lesson plans around the Principles and their Mantras. If you’re interested in receiving training and curricular challenges, please contact us.
We call our training staff Creative Coaches. A Creative Coach is an educator trained to teach the Choose Creativity framework to our partner sites. These Coaches have extensive experience devising and leading educator and adult workshops as well as working directly with youth. They also have experience leading corporate professional development workshops. Meet our Creative Coaches.
Our challenges have a wide range of formats. Some are grounded in the arts, yet the focus of every lesson is on the process. Literary applications, process skill modules, and reading recommendations are also provided for each Principle. Contact us to request a sample of our challenges.