Fueling Creativity in Education
Tuesday Sep 06, 2022
Tuesday Sep 06, 2022
The business world is paving the way for future creativity in education. Want to learn how? Tune in to this episode of Fueling Creativity in Education as Dr. Cyndi Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood welcome Albert Schneider. Albert is the Managing Principal at Aschneider Consulting LLC. and has an extensive background working for IBM and in the education field. Listen in to learn how Albert defines creativity from a corporate perspective and breaks down the specific skills that will be needed for creativity in the future. He shares his thoughts on how creativity and creative thinking can be taught and the important role of inclusivity and diversity of thought in facilitating creative environments. Albert also speaks on the value in collaborating disciplines (school subjects) as well as his perspective of the benefits of public/private partnerships, like IBM’s P-TECH internship program. “What I look for is how do we bring more thinking, more different thinking, constructive thinking? And often, you get that from different perspectives.” – Albert Schneider Albert’s Tips for Teachers and Parents: You need to be inclusive. Find a way to reach out to every single student. Be positive from the perspective of encouragement. Not everything is right, but show them how they can do better. Give students a framework and a space where they can fail. Most things are perfected only after multiple failures. Recommended Resources: Listen to the episode with Jonathan Plucker Eager to bring more creativity into your home or classroom? Access a variety of creativity resources and tools & listen to more episodes of The Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast by visiting our website, www.CreativityandEducation.com. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! Have a question? Email Dr. Burnett and Dr. Worwood at firstname.lastname@example.org! You can also find The Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and PodBean! Make sure to rate, review, and share the podcast if you enjoy it! About Albert Schneider: Albert Schneider is the managing Principal at Aschneider Consulting LLC. Primary areas of expertise include global I/T infrastructure management including cyber-security, business transformation enable-ment, and new ways of working. Other areas of interest are mentoring, volunteering, STREAM education, and just opened a restaurant www.charandlemon.com . Mr. Schneider currently works for LHC Group, a leading homecare and hospice company, where he is a contractor, leading enterprise-wide projects. Mr. Schneider joined IBM in 1979 as a computer operator and from 1982 to 1985 became a computer programmer in PL/1 (System 370) and RPG3 (System 38). From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Schneider was in sales and marketing as a systems engineer, general client representative, and a marketing specialist. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Schneider was Program Director of worldwide I/T strategy. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Schneider was Program Director of Global Client Care. In 2000, Mr. Schneider was executive assistant to IBM's CIO and VP, Business Transformation. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Schneider was the Director of Information Technology and Business Transformation Executive for IBM Research. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Schneider was Director, Service Delivery and Transformation Programs within Global Technology Services for IBM.
Tuesday Jul 12, 2022
Tuesday Jul 12, 2022
How can we inspire and hold space for gifted and talented kids to express their creativity? In this episode of the Fueling Creativity in Education podcast, Dr. Cyndi Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood speak with Dr. Joseph Renzulli, a world-renowned leader and pioneer in gifted education, creativity, and gifted teaching strategies. Joseph is here to share insights from his research along with why we should care about the spectrum of giftedness in our society. Listen in to learn Joseph’s take on the relationship between giftedness and creativity, how to bring more creative giftedness into the classroom, and the greatest barriers to us increasing the number of people reaching their creative potential within their field. He also talks about the Renzulli Learning system, how it works, and how it’s benefitting thousands of educators across the world. “Training teachers is the key to so much of this and, of course, there has to be some administrative support for it.” – Dr. Joseph Renzulli Plu, Joseph breaks down his “Creative Idea Generator” method, how to apply “curriculum compacting” to accommodate gifted students, and how parents can facilitate creativity and learning outside of the classroom. Then, he highlights his biggest fear regarding the future of gifted education and where we need to focus our energy in the coming years. Are you an educator who wants to learn and do more in the field of gifted education? Tune in to learn how to participate in the virtual Confratute learning experience held in July at the University of Connecticut! Joseph’s Tips for Teachers and Parents: Work with the school library to set up a section dedicated for “how-to” books. Utilize basic ideas that are quick to read/learn about. Long lectures or videos are going to lead kids to lose interest. Ask open-ended questions every single day. Resources Mentioned: Article: What Makes Giftedness?: Reexamining a Definition Learn more about Renzulli Learning Listen to the episode with Dr. Sally Reis No Child Left Bored by Sally Reis Register for Confratute at UConn! Eager to bring more creativity into your home or classroom? Access a variety of creativity resources and tools & listen to more episodes of The Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast by visiting our website, www.CreativityandEducation.com. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter! Have a question? Email Dr. Burnett and Dr. Worwood at email@example.com! You can also find The Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and PodBean! Make sure to rate, review, and share the podcast if you enjoy it! About Dr. Joseph Renzulli: Dr. Joseph Renzulli is a leader and pioneer in gifted education and applying the pedagogy of gifted education teaching strategies to all students. The American Psychological Association named him among the 25 most influential psychologists in the world. Dr. Renzulli received the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Award for Innovation in Education, considered by many to be “the Nobel” for educators, and was a consultant to the White House Task Force on Education of the Gifted and Talented. Joseph S. Renzulli is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he also served as director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. His research has focused on the identification and development of creativity and giftedness in young people and on organizational models and curricular strategies for total school improvement. A focus of his work has been on applying the strategies of gifted education to the improvement of learning for all students. Dr. Renzulli currently leads the Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development. Follow Renzulli Learning on Instagram
Saturday Oct 16, 2021
Saturday Oct 16, 2021
In this episode of Fueling Creativity, Dr. Cyndi Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood interview AP Computer Science educator, Leon Tynes, about how flipped classrooms have given him time and space to facilitate more meaningful experiences in the classroom. Plus, he speaks on how he prioritizes his own personal growth and development as an educator. Leon details his approach to navigating changes in technology throughout the school year, as well as his approach to flipped classrooms, offering tips for teachers on having a successful flipped classroom experience. He also sheds light on the power of being vulnerable and putting yourself in the midst of your classroom’s chaos, collaborating with your fellow teachers and administrators, and believing in your students. “The goal is not retirement. The goal is elevating students to be those next professionals or those game changers that basically deal with these issues on the planet that we have going on right now, issues in society. That’s what I want to see.” - Leon Tynes Leon’s Tips for Teachers: Assess where you are. If you’re not comfortable, get comfortable, and figure out what you need to do to get there. What type of educator do you want to be or are you done being one? Decide what steps you need to take regarding your personal development (PD). Every bit helps propel you forward. Find balance in work and personal life so you can open yourself up to opportunities. Everything has a season, there may be times where your schedule is loaded due to PD, so prepare yourself and your family for those times. Resources Mentioned: Weaving Creativity into Every Strand of Your Curriculum by Dr. Cyndi Burnett: https://amzn.to/3AyeSe9 Unity: www.unity.com/learn/educators About Leon Tynes: Leon Tynes is the AP Computer Science educator at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. For the past twelve years, Tynes has used a flipped classroom approach to maximize learning in the realms of 3D modeling, digital media, mobile app development, and computer science courses. Dedicated to immersing his students in all aspects of technology, he has successfully integrated science and engineering concepts, which has led to numerous student awards. He has a passion for habitat and climate issues and wishes to develop authentic projects to broaden students’ global awareness in STEM. “My focus has always been in urban education and equity in computer science and technology,” Tynes says. “I have a significant amount of experience with students creating nonfiction media dealing with contemporary social issues. Imploring students to research contemporary issues that directly affect their communities and their potential to explore college and substantive careers is a priority of my pedagogy.” Connect with Leon: Follow him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/leontynesjr Connect with him on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/leontynesjr Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/leontynesjr Eager to bring more creativity into your home or classroom? Access a variety of creativity resources and tools & listen to more episodes of The Fueling Creativity Podcast by visiting our website: www.CreativityandEducation.com You can also find The Fueling Creativity Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and PodBean! Make sure to rate, review, and share the podcast if you enjoy it!