The Learn with Creative Confidence materials are unique and exciting because they harness the power of creativity, integrating children’s social-emotional learning into the academic curriculum in a natural and engaging way.
– Dr. Stephanie Jones, Harvard Graduate School of Education; EASEL Lab Director
OUR PROGRAM SUPPORTS SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING
The 10 Principles of Creativity were developed by Marina and Kevin Krim following the loss of two of their children, Lulu and Leo. Marina and Kevin reflected on their experience and what helped them and their daughter Nessie to adapt and eventually thrive. Through this reflection is where the 10 Principles of Creativity came from.
When a young person or an adult chooses creativity and uses the Principles, they demonstrating 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 framework focuses on creativity through literature and hands-on activities based on the 10 Principles of Creativity. The school-day framework takes this a step further by integrating Learn with Creative Confidence into student learning processes and across subject areas of the school day. You can find more information about our programs here.
We charge for the professional development training sessions we provide. The curriculum 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 Learn with Creative Confidence is constructive feedback and evaluation data.
Once you decide to use one of our programs, we will schedule a professional development day that works for your team — you can begin using our 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 Learn with Creative Confidence, we offer opportunities for our Professional Development Facilitators to visit your site (virtually or in-person) to provide additional training, guidance, and constructive feedback to help make Learn with Creative Confidence 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.
Our PD facilitators are former school administrators and classroom teachers. They have extensive experience devising and leading educator and adult workshops as well as working directly with youth.