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Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore is launching an international webinar for educators at school and higher education level in India and abroad. The international webinar will provide opportunity to participate in an intellectual deliberation on various topics in Education with some of the outstanding scholars of the world. ACT provides a platform to develop an ecosystem which nurtures creativity, collaboration, thinking and global values among the educators.

 

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Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore is launching an international webinar for educators at school and higher education level in India and abroad. The international webinar will provide opportunity to participate in an intellectual deliberation on various topics in Education with some of the outstanding scholars of the world. ACT provides a platform to develop an ecosystem which nurtures creativity, collaboration, thinking and global values among the educators.

 

 

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Description

Life in 21st century has ushered in unparallel levels of change, especially for those who work in areas that are impacted by advances in technology. Because of the pace of change, many experts now argue that creativity and creative problem solving are crucial for professional success. Indeed, in several recent reports the World Economic Forum has consistently identified creativity as one of the top three most important workplace skills. Unfortunately, most schools and organizations are not effective in developing these essential skills. The fact that creativity is in demand and that educational practices do more to undermine, than promote, creative thinking represents a real threat to individual and societal achievement and well-being. This special programme is based on more than 50-years of practice at the International Center for Studies in Creativity. The pioneering creativity programme in which Brainstorming and Creative Problem Solving were developed and tested.

Focus of the session:

This programme will feature principles and practices that have been empirically proven to enhance the creative thinking abilities of students and adults.

Who can attend: Teachers, Educators, Professors, Deans, Principals, Teacher Educators, and Institutional Heads

Programme Date: 27th and 28th August 2020

Number of Days: 02

Duration of the Session: 02 Hours (1 hour 15 minutes presentation and 45 minutes Q & A)

Session Timings: 6:30pm-8:30pm (IST)

Webinar fees  ( for Indian Participants) :  999 INR + GST

For Overseas Participants : 35 USD

About the speaker:

Dr. Gerard J. Puccio, Department Chair and Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC), Buffalo State; USA.

Dr. Gerard J. Puccio heads a unique academic department of ICSC that offers the world’s only Master of Science degree and doctoral degree in creativity. Gerard has written more than 60 articles, chapters and books. His most recent book titled “The Innovative Team”, co-authored with Chris Grivas, is a fable about a team that was able to apply proven creative-thinking tools to turn around a dysfunctional and unproductive situation. In 2011 he and his colleagues published the second edition of their book “Creative Leadership”: Skills that Drive Change. In recognition of his outstanding work as a scholar, Dr. Puccio received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Recognition Award for Research Excellence, as well as the President’s Medal for Scholarship and Creativity.

 

Dr. Puccio is an accomplished speaker and consultant; he has worked with major corporations, universities, and numerous school districts. Some of his recent clients include the BBC, Fisher-Price Brands, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kraft Foods, Rich Products, BNP Paribas, Rubbermaid, Coca-Cola, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has delivered creativity workshops and presentations across the United States and in more than 20 different countries.

 

In 2012 Dr. Puccio was selected by the Teaching Company as one of America’s Great Lecturers and as such was invited to design and deliver a course comprised of twenty-four 30-minute video sessions. This “Great Course,” titled “The Creative Thinker’s Tool Box”, will be released internationally in January 2014. Dr. Puccio was also a featured speaker at a TEDx event held in New York City in December of 2012. Among many other responsibilities, Dr. Puccio also serves on the selecting committee for the Toy Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

Gerard holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Manchester, England.

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Description

Teaching is an eminently creative work. It is in fact like performing art. Like a dancer or a musician, a teacher goes on performing a solo act day after day and year after year. For every performance, a musician or a dancer prepares so much to give effect to the performance. He/she gets the make-up done; wears the appropriate dress; checks up the instruments needed. All these prior preparations make the performance a success. Teaching is a more serious and continuous performance. Do we prepare so seriously for our classes or take them casually? That decides the quality of a teacher and his creativity.

All learners have the same potential but if information is provided in their preferred style of acquiring information, they are motivated to learn, they relate to the content emotionally and proactively make efforts to learn. They pay attention and work on gaining mastery over the content. An empowered learner, an encouraging and responsive learning environment leads to more responsible and mature learners. Thus, creative teaching takes into account the levels of knowledge, skills and values to be attained and categorically distributes equal responsibility to the teacher and the learner to make the learning joyful, exciting and challenging.

 

Focus of the session: This programme will feature principles and practices that have been empirically proven to enhance the creative thinking abilities of students and adults.

 

Who can attend: Teachers, Educators, Professors, Deans, Principals, Teacher Educators and Institutional Heads.

Webinar Date: 5th September 2020, Saturday

Number of Days: 01

Duration of the Session: 02 Hours (1 hour 15 minutes presentation and 45 minutes Q & A)

Session Timings: 5:00pm-7:00pm (IST)

Webinar Fees : ( for Indian Participants) :  499 INR + GST

For Overseas Participants : 15 USD

About the speaker:

Speaker: Dr. Gururaj Karajagi, Chairman, Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore.

Dr. Gururaj Karajagi, a doctoral degree holder in Chemistry has published over 22 research papers in International journals. He has served on the Boards of Management of a few Medical Universities. Dr. Karajagi also served as a member of the State Resource Group (SRG) for the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the colleges of Karnataka. Dr. Karajagi was the Principal, V.V.S. First Grade College for Women, Bangalore, India for 16 years. He was the Director of the V.V.S. Academic and Administrative College, founder Principal and Academic Director of the Jain International Residential School and the founder Director of the International Academy for Creative Teaching. He has served as a member of the Syndicates of a few Universities and as a member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission. He is a member of the Governing body of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He is a well-known columnist and has completed 1800 columns. His fifteen books entitled “Karunaalu Baa Belake” are immensely popular and have seen several editions. Dr. Karajagi has written many articles on ‘Sufi’ philosophy and has published a book on ‘Sufi’. As of now, he has authored twenty-two books. He has published over hundred articles on all aspects of education in National and International journals. He is also known for his daily spiritual discourses on a bilingual T.V. channel – Sri. Sankara with over 500 programmes on Dasa Sahitya and Vachana Sahitya. Through the Academy for Creative Teaching, of which he is the Chairman, Dr. Karajagi is instrumental in building over 90 schools of very high quality all over the world. He is generally considered as an institution builder. His areas of interest include Creativity, Creative & Critical Problem-Solving Skills, Communication skills, Motivation, Work ethics and Human Values. He has travelled and lectured extensively both in the East and the West and has conducted more than 2000 training programmes for educational and corporate organisations.

 

He has been a teacher for over four decades without a moment’s regret.

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  1. Teaching Thinking Description:

We all agree to the fact that in addition to content knowledge, students in the 21st Century need to acquire particular skills to equip them for a modern world of work, one of which is the ability to think – and think well. Students need to effectively use mental processes to solve problems, make decisions, ask questions, make plans, pass judgements, organise information, create new ideas, etc. In this context, teachers play a crucial role in teaching thinking skillfully and teachers are also responsible for creating a stimulating and supportive classroom climate.

 

Focus of the session:

 

Teaching Thinking:

The session will explore ways of teaching thinking in classrooms, going beyond instrumental models in order to set out a vision of pupils as thinkers, engaging and interacting with the world around them. Through the introduction of a continuum of four key aspects of learning, an educational approach will be outlined that can support educational professionals in developing pupils’ cognition, metacognition, criticality and creativity.

 

 

2. Differentiated Instruction Description: Differentiation is a way of teaching; It asks teachers to know their students well so they can provide each one with experiences and tasks that will improve their learning. Differentiating instruction means that you observe and understand the differences and similarities among students and use this information to plan instruction. Teachers can differentiate instructions based on student readiness, interest, or learning profile. The differentiation is in terms of content, process, products, or the learning environment, the use of ongoing assessment and flexible grouping makes this a successful approach to instruction.

 

Focus of the session:

Differentiated Instruction: The session will outline some key principles underpinning differentiation in the classroom. This approach is framed by the University of Strathclyde’s ‘three domains’ model, exploring how educational professionals can differentiate for their pupils in terms of cognitive knowledge and skills, cultural and social capital and their personal and social identities. This broader model enables differentiation strategies that are both impactful and person-centered. The potential benefits of high-quality differentiation for pupil wellbeing, through Csikszentmihalyi’s flow theory, will also be explored. This can be a powerful tool in creating a classroom where pupils and teachers flourish.

Who can attend: Teachers, Principals, School Leaders and Teacher Educators.

Programme Date:

Teaching Thinking 11th September 2020, Friday
Differentiated Instruction 12th September 2020, Saturday

 Number of Days: 02

Duration of the Sessions: 02 Hours (1 hour 15 minutes presentation and 45 minutes Q & A)

Session Timings: 5:00PM-7:00PM (IST)

Webinar Fees : ( for Indian Participants) :  999 INR + GST

For Overseas Participants : 35 USD

About the speaker:

Brittany Wright, Senior Teaching Fellow, Centre for Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK.

Brittany Wright is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Teacher Education, University of Warwick, UK. She previously worked in secondary education. Although her most recent school-based role was as Head of English in a large secondary school, Brittany has also led on provision for higher-ability learners and coordinated widening participation programmes focused on supporting learners from disadvantaged backgrounds in pursuing further and higher education. As an experienced school-based mentor of trainee teachers and NQTs, she believes that it is important for university and school-based staff to work together in order to provide the best experience for early career stage teachers.

 

Since moving into initial teacher education, Brittany has also worked with schools in North London, supporting professional development of teachers. Providing targeted CPD and a proficiency-focused approach to classroom observation in English, she supported a North London secondary school in achieving the third highest Progress 8 results in its borough. As well as teaching across Primary and Secondary Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programmes, Brittany has also led on curriculum development in English for a London-based MAT.

Alongside her work in initial teacher education, Brittany is also a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on social justice and gender in education. Brittany recently co-authored Engaging, Motivating and Empowering Learners in Schools (2018), exploring the potential implications for self-determination theory and positive psychology in primary and secondary schools.

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Early Bird Offer

(20th July -2nd August 2020)

Speakers

Individual Registration Prize

INR (India Participants) USD (Overseas Participants)
Speaker 1

(Dr. Gerard Puccio)

999 INR + GST 35
Speaker 2

(Dr. Gururaj Karajagi)

499 INR + GST 15  
Speaker 3

(Ms. Brittany Wright)

999 INR+ GST 35
Total 2497 INR + GST 85 USD

Programme Fee

(3rd August 2020 onwards)

Speakers

Individual Registration Prize

INR (India Participants) USD (Overseas Participants)
Speaker 1

(Dr. Gerard Puccio)

1500 INR (Inclusive of GST) 45
Speaker 2

(Dr. Gururaj Karajagi)

750 INR (Inclusive of GST) 25
Speaker 3

(Ms. Brittany Wright)

1500 INR (Inclusive of GST) 45
Total 3750/-INR 115 USD