Infusing Creative Productive Giftedness Into The Regular Curriculum
Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli, Director
The Renzulli Center For Creativity, Gifted Education,
and Talent Development At The University of Connecticut
There is virtually no topic that cannot be made more interesting and engaging with a little modification by teachers willing to apply a few skills that are easy to learn and fun to use. Even something as simple as addition and subtraction can be turned into a creatively challenging activity and making brownies can result in scientific research and an entrepreneurial enterprise. This session will focus on examples of teacher developed activities that make the learning process more challenging, enjoyable and engaging for both students and teachers. Working individually or in small groups, participants will have the opportunity to select a topic of their own choosing and brainstorm various ways to infuse their creative activity into a regular curricular topic or teacher-developed unit of study. Options to share their work with others will be provided. Creative teaching is the best way the best way to promote creativity in young people.