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Steven Berlin Johnson: Instead of building cathedrals in learning, we need to learn to build cathedrals  ☆

The anticipation for Steven Berlin Johnson’s closing keynote address was palpable. The celebrated author and Columbia alumnus was about to wrap-up a day and a half of activities, which included experiential workshops, a panel discussion about creativity, intimate midday artistic salons and a lot of conversation in the TC hallways about how to effectively foster …

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Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Seminar 

Following is something of a Cliffs Notes version of The Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Seminar on Friday, April 29.  TC Professor Megan Laverty thanked the panelists for speaking “…with great diversity and continuity,” which was spot-on praise for the event.  If you attended this seminar and would like to tell us your thoughts, or if …

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Creative Haftecks: How would you define Creativity?  ☆

A post about the creativity salon hosted by Dr. Lori Custodero and Claire and Lucie Hafteck, which took place as part of the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium, Friday, April 29, 2011.

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Sailing to…where? It’s open for interpretation.  ☆

An old man, scrawny and downtrodden, caught between life and a fast approaching death, reflecting on the beauty of life while pondering the possibility of an afterlife. Sensual music, a golden mosaic, holy fire, an undulating sea, and a heart sick with desire, fastened to a dying animal. The holy city of Byzantium: A mythical …

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Food for Thought: An open conversation about creativity 

Artist, musician, and arts administrator Eric Oberstein is another creative mind who hosted one of the inter-generational salons on Friday afternoon at the Symposium. A series of questions arose around the incorporation of the arts into the university setting, and on art and creativity in general. Here, I’ll pose some of these questions and mention …

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The Biography of an Idea  ☆

Have you every thought about how ideas are formed or the process by which they are born? Edward Clapp, editor of 20 Under 40: Re-inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century, has done just that. I was able to sit in on Clapp’s Salon at the Symposium on Friday afternoon as he …

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The Creativity Symposium hits TC!  ☆

After much of planning,  build up, and excitement, The Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium is finally here! Registration begins at 6:00pm in Zankel's main hallway (just inside the main entrance to TC) and refreshments will be served in the Everett Lounge. Attendees will find which workshop they've been assigned to (based on the …

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The countdown is on…  ☆

There are only four days until the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium at Teachers College and preparations are in full swing as we put together an event that will be thought-provoking, enlightening, and inspirational for all attendees. The Art Education department will help us countdown to Thursday by providing a variety of  public …

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Social Issue Media Festival 

The Symposium is just around the corner, and if the exciting events of Thursday and Friday weren't enough, TC will also be hosting the Social Issue Media Festival on Wednesday, April 27th from 5-6:30 with a reception to follow. If you're interested in creativity, this is another TC event that you should check out! Visit …

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Where to eat… 

After Friday morning's Seminar on Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation (starting at 10:15am in Cowin Auditorium), you're on your own for lunch starting at noon. For those participants coming from out of the area, below is a list of some suggested dining establishments within walking distance (or a short cab ride) of Teachers College. Take a …

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Interpreting Poetry Through the Visual and Performing Arts  ☆

It has been said that poetry is meant to be performed. When we deliver poems out loud, to an audience, they take on a whole new life. The energy and emotion that a live poem exudes is altogether different than that of a poem read silently to oneself. As one of the Symposium’s Thursday …

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Creating New Worlds with Photomontage  ☆

montage (mɒnˈtɑːʒ, French mɔ̃taʒ) — n 1. the art or process of composing pictures by the superimposition or juxtaposition of miscellaneous elements, such as other pictures or photographs The art of montage can be seen in an array of artistic mediums. Participants in Thursday evening's experiential workshop will explore the interface between montage and photography. …

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University Seminar on Innovation in Education, with Lori Custodero & Margaret Crocco  ☆

Recently, a Columbia University Seminar took place in TC's Gottesman Library to discuss the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium. Hosted by Ron Gross, the conversation centers around the themes of the Symposium, and such questions as What is creativity and why is it important? What threatens the cultivation of creativity in today's students? …

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Rediscovering the Meaning of “Education” 

"Education" can mean something different for different people. For many of us, the nuances of education have many shades and its implications are varying. The definition of education has morphed through the centuries as humans have made profound discoveries, advancing culturally, socially, and technologically. So what does education mean to you, now, in this day …

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A conversation with Symposium co-chair, Professor Margaret Crocco  ☆

Professor Crocco, co-chair of the event, shares some thoughts on the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium: What’s the goal… and why now? The Symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about the ways in which creativity, imagination, and innovation function throughout the educational enterprise. Premised on the notion of "ubiquitous creativity" and linking …

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Where Good Ideas Come From – Wouldn’t we all like to know?  ☆

The Symposium is proud to present Steven Berlin Johnson, who will be speaking to the audience on Friday afternoon, April 29th. In his writing, the best selling author of seven books, among them Everything Bad is Good for You and Ghost Map, examines the intersection of science, technology, and personal experiences. In his new book, …

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Questions of Creativity & Innovation: A conversation with Ron Gross  ☆

Innovation – what is it?  How do we nurture it in K-16 education and adult organizations, especially in an age that puts such a premium on standardization and accountability? How do we “know it when we see it?” Does it look the same around the world? These are some of the questions that will be …

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How do I register for the Symposium?  ☆

The Symposium is free for everyone, but registration is required. See the Arts & Humanities website for more details on the schedule of events. Click here to register!

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So what’s the Symposium all about?  ☆

With a philosophy firmly rooted in the belief that creativity is essential in all disciplines and knowledge-oriented societies, The Department of Arts and Humanities will host the Creativity, Imagination and Innovation in Education Symposium this April 28th and 29th at Teachers College. Aimed at both practitioners and scholars, the symposium will explore these concepts in …

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Welcome to the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium Blog!  ☆

Thanks for joining us! The purpose of this blog is to provide a preview of all the exciting events taking place at the Symposium,  share up-to-date information and scheduling details, check in on presenters, and keep you informed as we build up to the Symposium on …

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