We are a group of elementary and middle school teachers from the US, Canada, the UK, Italy, and Japan who all believe that creativity is one of the most important skills to develop and nurture in children.
After some initial discussion with each other during the summer of 2017, we realized that we have a shared sense of purpose and agreed to create a global creativity collaboration amongst our students on Creatubbles, the safe social creativity sharing platform. The initiative is being coordinated by Tracy Evans, a K – 5 art teacher in Plano Independent School District in Plano, Texas. Leave a comment for Tracy on the Global Creativity Initiative Page if you have any questions about the initiative!
Over the course of the 2017/2018 school year, our students will be sharing creative works with each other at the global creativity initiative page that we have set up on Creatubbles in the following themed galleries:
Description: What does “community” mean to you? What is your community like? What would your ideal community be like?
Gallery link: https://ctbl.es/wkyjScGA
Description: If you do anything online, you are a digital citizen. What does this mean to you? What about non-digital citizens, by circumstance or by choice? Why is it important to be safe, and kind?
Gallery link: https://ctbl.es/rqWz6cmq
Exploring and Observing
Description: What real or imaginary places have you been to, would like to go to, or just thought about? What do see you in the world around you where you live? Or, are you exploring a new material or technique? Post your work and tell us what you’re learning!
Gallery link: https://ctbl.es/bpTmnTR4
Health and Food
Description: Where does food come from? Have you prepared your own food? What is your favorite or least favorite? What does it mean to be healthy?
Gallery link: https://ctbl.es/CZtpa53z
Description: Share creations related to any or all of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as an access point for dialogue and discovery.
Gallery link: https://ctbl.es/lFjjtaBm
In my own time
Description: Do you like to make things on your own? If so, share your creations here! It can be anything you have made on your own, real, digital, or otherwise. Think of this as My Art Gallery!
Gallery link: https://ctbl.es/kAmfoQO6
The sharing of creative works is the departure point for discussion, exploration, inspiration, and mutual understanding amongst the participating students and schools from around the world. Educational objectives of this collaboration include:
Documentation of individual and collective creative growth
Peer-to-peer feedback and collaborative learning in a digital world
Cross-curricular integration of creativity-based learning
And of course…fun!
We welcome new participating teachers and schools from around the globe to join us. If you are a teacher and would like to participate with your students in the initiative, it is very easy to join at any time! All you need to do is take these very simple steps:
Go to the Global Creativity Initiative page at https://ctbl.es/cgci
Click on the yellow “Click to join!” button
Invite your students to start sharing their creative works in the initiative galleries
Once your students have started sharing, be sure to share the initiative page with your community and teaching colleagues so that they can join too!
For more information about Creatubbles and how it works, be sure to check out the “Get started, Teachers!” gallery on Creatubbles which contains a series of short tutorial videos about how to get started with you students.
We hope to see you on Creatubbles soon. Happy creating!
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