Creativity is one of the most critical skills of the 21st century.
With all the innovations in technology, the changing economic world, the reshaping of social and business structures - we will all need Creative Thinking as a fundamental skill.
What does the need to be Creative mean to parents and teachers?
We need to be preparing our kids and students. We need to give them the creative thinking skiils and creativity tools they will need to face this constantly shifting reality.
This course will show you how.
The course covers the essential tools and methods that will help you enhance your children's creative thinking skills.
It takes you step by step through explaining the creativity tools, clarifying how YOU can use them with children, and providing you with examples and tips to get you started.
I created this course because I wanted us as parents and educators to take charge and enhance our children's ability to use creativity and to make it a natural part of their thinking habits.
Who should take the "Creativity Enhancement for Kids" course?
The course is designed with 3 types of students in mind:
Welcome to the Kids Creativity Enhancement Guide for Parents and Teachers, where you will learn how to empower your children or students with creative thinking skills they need in the fast-moving reality of the 21st century.
This lecture introduces you the the course goals and structure, and outlines the topics and skills we will go through to help you - the parent or teacher - to empower children with extremely powerful creativity skills.
Introduction to Idea Generation fun process and tools and what are the Mind Mapping and SCAMPER tools we will use with the kids.
Mind Mapping is a visual technique that works great with kids and help them prepare the ground for the idea generation phase that is about to follow. See this lecture to learn how to map the components we can play with with Mind Mapping fun.
SCAMPER are 7 ideas generation tools that kids can learn from a very young age, and are powerful enough for youth and adults as well. This lesson will show you how to use the SCAMPER tools with kids, and will elaborate on the Substitute tool.
Let's continue to learn the SCAMPER tools for idea generation. Combine creates interesting ideas by connecting separate parts or steps together. The results can be quite funny at times. Adapt makes the thing we are innovating in better suited for specific situations or audiences.
Modify is a tool that focus on the micro - the properties of components and objects - such as color, size, speed and so on. Use it to come up with ideas that are easy to implement and yet produce fun variations. Put to other use, on the other hand, offers a bird's eye view of the purpose and usage of the complete object or process, and invites the kids to offer new perspectives and opportunities.
Learn the two final tools of SCAMPER - Eliminate and Rearrange. Eliminate is about coming up with ideas by actually removing components from the "Closed World", and Rearrange focuses on shuffling the components around - either in space or time - to get completely new ideas and results.
The most immediate environment for children is their room, or their classroom when they are at school. In this lesson I'll take you through a detailed example of using the SCAMPER tools to reinvent their room or to come up with cool creative ideas for redesigning the classroom.
Put your skills to practice and show the children how they can use the creativity and ideation tools you learned in this section to generate hundreds of ideas for games and activities.
Here you can download instructions and templates that you can use when you want to generate ideas with the SCAMPER tools.
Drama games are a great way to develop the creative skills of children. This section shows you how to use role playing, action and movement to enhance the skill of children to view the world in more diverse ways. The games I will share with you also improve the children's ability to communicate, listen to and understand others - yet another important pillar for creative thinking.
Too often do people in general - and children specifically - get stuck in a certain opinion and are unable to see other possible options and alternatives. This simple yet powerful drama game starts off in exactly that kind of situation - but then trains the children to look closer at the opposite opinion and gradually embrace it.
The Back to Back game is a game for a group of 4-5 kids. It helps them practice the ability to...read other people's minds. Well - obviously not read their minds but at least be aware of other people's interests and motives.
We constantly categorize and label the objects and people around us. Enhancing the children's ability to play with these labels and break down these generalizations in order to rearrange the way we see the world is the skill that this dynamic game aims to strengthen.
The Six Thinking Hats is one of the most flexible and mind-opening creativity methods. It is simple enough for kids of a very young age to understand and use, yet offers such a fundamental explanation of the way we think and how we can improve it, so that it can be useful to guide the deepest of discussions and thinking processes. This lesson introduces the Six Hats method and how it can be used to discuss creative ideas.
One of the most powerful ways to use Six Hats is by combining them into sequences. This allows kids to use the right kind of thinking for the situation. This lesson includes a number of examples of such sequences that can help your kids or students use hat combinations for more creative and effective decision making, problem solving and other real-life situations.
A downloadable pocket kit for you to download, print and give to each child or student so they can easily remember and use the Six Hats tools and idea discussion sequence.
Get to know the 8 Multiple Intelligences - a wider view of human talents and abilities, which could offer endless new ways to develop and encourage creativity and creative expression with you kids, teens and students.
Now that we got to know the Multiple Intelligences theory, it's time to learn how to enhance creativity with this framework in mind. Combine Linguistic and Musical Intelligences enhancement through the examples and ideas in this lesson.
This is an activity that let you work with your kids on Bodily and Spatial intelligences. Watch and use this example and use it a source of inspiration for more activities that can enhance their skills.
Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Intelligences are ones that most likely impact your kid's success in nearly every challenge. In this lesson you'll get a chance to explore and to master their self-smart and people-smart capabilities.
Yo should now have many tools you can use to build the creativity of you kids or students. This lesson wraps up the course and encourages you to apply what you've learned to build the creativity of your children.
Creativity, Innovation, Products, Learning - these are my passions and areas of expertise. I have extensive experience as a Product Manager, an Innovation and Creativity expert and consultant in numerous organizations. I am also an experienced learning management and learning development manager. I worked internally in multinational companies such as Motorola and Teva Pharmaceuticals, and was also a senior consultant at ZOOZ Strategy, Innovation and Management consulting. In various roles, I consulted and facilitated countless processes and workshops on a multitude of innovation and creativity tools - Blue Ocean Strategy, Systematic Inventive Thinking, De Bono Lateral Thinking, SCAMPER, TRIZ Creative Problem Solving and more.
Today, I am Director of Product Innovation and Learning at the international learning solutions company Kineo. I am also very much involved in the Learning Community and served as the Israeli national annual learning conference chairperson in 2013.
I am the author of the successful "100 Creative Presentation Ideas" book, and based upon that I also created the creative ideas app of the same name and the Ideas Flux innovation mobile and tablet app.
I hold a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and General studies, and a Masters in Organizational Development. I am also Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
I am an experienced documentary films director, film producer and video editor. I directed the films "Birth dialogue", "Homebirth Stories", and "Planet Earth once". I own a film production company- "Virtuals.tv" which specializes in producing training videos for large organizations and businesses. We focus mainly on Green Screen and Virtual Studio productions. We also film and produce video commercials, TV series and marketing content.
Previously I was a IT instructor in the army as well as in the Israeli Education TV station. I am an expert in: avid, premier and davinci resolve.
I love making films, videos and the creativity that goes with it. I also love the fact that it allows me to meet so many interesting and talented people. I want to share this passion with you.