The College of Education Presents
the 2012 CSUSB Conference for Innovative Education:
Creativity, STEM, and 21st Century Learning
Saturday, March 24, 2012
College of Education Building, CSUSB
21st century learners must adapt to rapid technological, environmental and social changes,
navigate vast currents of information, and learn to work creatively and collaboratively with
people from diverse cultures at home and across the globe.
Gain insights, cognitive tools and teaching methods to support our students for success now and in the future. Sessions and topics are provided for the entire educational community:
administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists, and higher education students and faculty.
8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN (College of Education-Atrium) - Continental breakfast
9:00 A.M. WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
- Dr. Susan Daniels
- Dr. Jay Fiene
- Ms. Wendy Zinn
- Dr. James Kaufman
9:15 A.M. - 10:15 A.M. KEYNOTE SPEAKER (COE Auditorium - CE-105)
- Dr. Jonathan Plucker - The Role of Education in 21st Century
10:25 A.M. - 11:15 A.M. WORKSHOPS/SESSIONS
11:25 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. WORKSHOPS/SESSIONS/PANEL
12:30 P.M. - 1:45 P.M. LUNCH / KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Obershaw Dining Room
- Dr. Ronald Beghetto - Finding Creativity at the Curricular Edge: Exploring the Creative Potential of Curricular Moments
2:00 P.M. - 2:50 P.M. WORKSHOPS/SESSIONS/PANEL (COE Bldg)
3:00 P.M. - 3:50 P.M. WORKSHOPS/SESSIONS/PANEL (COE Bldg)
4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. WINE & DESSERT RECEPTION (COE Atrium)
The Role of Education in 21st Century Competitiveness
Americans are currently involved in a great deal of hand-wringing about the future: Are we teaching our children the skills they will need to be internationally competitive as the 21st Century unfolds? Of the high-profile reforms being used in other countries, which ones are feasible options for the U.S. political and cultural context. Drawing on research in both the U.S. and internationally, this keynote will explore the answers to these and related questions to propose a way forward for American competitiveness in the coming decades.
Jonathan Plucker is the director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University, where he is also a professor of educational psychology and cognitive science. His research focuses on creativity in schools and education policy. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for this work, including recently being named one of the most influential academics in education policy in the United States.
University of Oregon
Finding Creativity at the Curricular Cliff Edge:
Exploring the Creative Potential of Curricular Micromoments
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the promise and perils inherent in exploring curricular micromoments. Micromoments are brief, surprising curricular moments that hold potential for identifying and developing student (and teacher) creativity. Micromoments occur anytime the curriculum takes an unexpected or surprising turn (e.g., when a student shares an unexpected idea). Strategies for increasing prospective teachers’ in-the-moment awareness of how to support (rather than inadvertently stifle) classroom creativity will also be discussed.
Learning and Innovation
- Creating a Creative Learning Environment
Mark Agars - CSUSB College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Young Maker Faire –Invention Convention
Susan Daniels, CSUSB College of Education
Wendy Zinn, San Bernardino Valley Community College District
Dozens of children in the Inland Empire, grades four through twelve, are participating in a pilot after school enrichment program that spans the arts, STEM, and social and environmental problem solving. Individuals and teams are involved in problem finding, research, and problem solving activities that ultimately lead to inventions, designs and prototype models that will be displayed and demonstrated at CSUSB during the Young Maker Faire on May 12th. Our presentation will share resources and materials for starting your own clubs.
- Creative Writing for Academic Success
Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling CSUSB
Lecturer, Advanced Graduate Writing
Jungian Psychotherapist and Poet
A student's relationship with writing often determines a student's relationship with academic success. Instructors inherently understand what is unacceptable writing, yet grapple with ways to improve student's handling of written expression. This session looks at how elements of creative writing have assisted over a thousand students in mastering their graduate writing requirement in a university setting.
- Nurturing Productive Giftedness: Early Influences on Later Success
Susan Paik - Claremont University
Educators and psychologists have long been interested in understanding how early experiences enhance learning, achievement, and productive giftedness. This presentation discusses the importance of alterable factors in the home and school environment that optimize learning and talent development. A multiple-factor approach (i.e., individual aptitude, school, home, time factors, etc.) can help inform how parents, teachers, and mentors can encourage productive outcomes in all students. Research, practice, and policy implications will also be discussed for key stakeholders.
- The Endless Possibilities of Multimedia Learning
Linda Reynolds - LLReynolds Educational Consultant
Multimedia projects provide the opportunity to express ideas through new and exciting technologies. What is multimedia? How can it enhance student learning? See practical examples of creative award-winning student projects. Topics include: Create an Interactive Living Book; Produce Your Own Feature Movie; Make the Best Use of Your Technology; and Multimedia Production - When? How? Why? Format will be a practical discussion with demonstrations and plenty of time for questions and answers.
- The Common Core Standards and Problem Based Learning: A Dynamic Approach for Students to Learn Real World Problem Solving
Leslie Roden - Alliance for Education
The California Common Core Standards are designed to be rigorous and robust and incorporate real world learning into students’ academic studies. Learn how to use Problem Based Learning as an instructional approach to bring relevance to student learning. Problem Based Learning inspires students to research, explore, innovate and ask critical questions about real life issues. Through the investigation of real world challenges, students gain a deeper knowledge of a subject area and make connections between their academic work and real life problem-solving. Leave with tools to help invigorate the learning environment in your own classroom through Problem Based Learning.
- Panel Discussion: Multicultural Views of Creativity
James Kaufman - CSUSB College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
EunHyun Sung & Chaoying Teng - Visiting Scholars
- Flirting with Threat: When Women in STEM are Held to a Higher Standard of “Niceness”
Avi Ben-Zeev – San Francisco State University
Women in STEM face a unique pressure to satisfy agentic/competence goals simultaneously with communal/likeability goals. We found that under stereotype threat – a phenomenon in which socially-devalued group members experience underperformance due to fear of confirming negative stereotypes – women behaved in accordance to a communal/likeability prescription to engage in nonverbal (versus verbal) instrumental/non-sexual flirtation, which was nevertheless objectified by men. The focus of this presentation extends beyond STEM women’s intellectual performance to examine factors in women’s under-representation and attrition as well as to offer possible system-level solutions.
- Introduction to eInstruction Mobi Session
Audrey Hovannesian - CSUSB, Ed.D. Candidate
The eInstruction Mobi™, is the first mobile interactive whiteboard designed to support student-centered active learning and give educators the mobility and flexibility to manage classes and deliver engaging lessons from anywhere in the room. The Introduction to eInstruction Mobi™ Session is designed to introduce the Mobi™ and Workspace™ Software to the new user. This session may also be used as a refresher for those already using the Mobi™. Sample lessons and implementation practices will be shared.
- Digital Innovation, STEM & Latino Family Engagement
Miguel Orozco, Novelas Educativas™
A Latino Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) Summit 2011 collaboration led to the production of a "STEM Novela Educativa™" as part of Project 2 INSPIRE - a researched-based Digital Parent Engagement Program. Using Education-Entertainment techniques, the STEM Novela Educativa™ addresses barriers and misconceptions affecting Latinos/as, including the role of parents, paying for education, and participation in STEM disciplines. Moreover, the Novela Educativa™ presents relatable stories of people with similar backgrounds that have benefited from STEM careers and features their personal transformation.
- Botball – Robots at Work and at Play
Linda Reynolds - LLReynolds Educational Consultant
Learn how the study of robotics can inspire students and spark their creative imagination. The Botball Program for Educational Robotics is a perfect platform for hands-on project based learning encompassing science, math, language arts, technology, and social studies. Activities include autonomous robot design, engineering, programming, technical writing, oral presentation, multi-media production, teamwork, and head-to-head competition. Come see how Botball encourages students to express their creativity and share their ideas with others.
- Roots and Shoots: Learning Science While Mentoring Youth Service and Leadership
Marion Solloway - Jane Goodall Institute
- Putting the "T" in STEM Education
Description:Technology can be the key to innovative educational practices in STEM education. This presentation will allow participants to explore ways to use technology as a student tool for learning through data collection (probes and remote sensors), as a focus for experiential learning (wind tunnel, solar power), and as a way to introduce STEM related topics through computer assisted learning (communications, gears, and hydraulics).
- STEM Panel Discussion: TBA
Career & Life Skills
- Developing Creative Leaders
Larry Audet - Michigan State University
School leaders will learn how to create conditions where teachers are intrinsically motivated to solve school-wide problems. Teacher creativity has been thwarted as NCLB pressured schools to narrow curriculum and teach to the test. Now, practitioners need to think deeply and creatively about teaching quantitative and abstract reasoning as they incorporate the National Common Core Standards. This session will answer the question: how can school leaders increase teacher and organizational creativity to reclaim America’s competitive edge?
- Wisdom Across the Lifespan
Richard Ashcroft - CSUSB College of Education
- Best Practices in School Counseling
Wendy Ditchfield – Rialto Unified School District
Dr. Wendy Henderson-Ditchfield, Counselor- Rialto High School and Cal-PASS Co-Chairman will present findings from ongoing observations of high schools and their counseling departments as thy successfully transition students from high school to post-secondary education. She is part of a five person committee engaged in interviewing counselors at eight highly successful schools in Southern California. In addition she will present information about the Cal-PASS organization, and its efforts to improve school counseling programs with the creation of a “Best Practices Counseling Manual”.
- Creative Approaches to Career Development
Michelle Kane - Northeastern Illinois University
Career development across the lifespan continues to challenge career counselors is the shifting sands of the 21st century demand creative approaches in meeting the needs of clients/students. Responsive career counseling is complicated by preparing for unknown professions alongside the varying generational responses to the work environment. Additionally, work place expectations for an integration of creativity, innovation and job skills, is the new normal. Join in exploring novel strategies designed to engage and foster growth at each stage of career development.
- Life as a Performing Artist: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Paula Thomson and Vicky Jaque
Life as a performing artist is rewarding and challenging. This presentation will offer summarized findings from our psychophysiology laboratory. Key topics include the role fantasy proneness plays in managing stress, physiological responses recorded during public performances, the effects of dance training on bone health, the positive and negative effects of creative self-expression, and the integrated/unintegrated formation of the creative self. This intermediate/advanced level presentation will benefit individuals interested in counseling, mental health, physical health and education.”
- On Course: Programs for College and Career Development
Wendy Zinn -San Bernardino Community College District
- Career & Life Skills Panel Discussion: TBA
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