Unlocking Creativity – Free CPD event

The Literacy Working Group have been working alongside the Creative Learning Network this session to strengthen the intrinsic links with Literacy and the Creative Arts. The following CPD, organised by the Creative Learning team at High Life Highland,  is an excellent opportunity to engage with the Creative Arts and give you ideas on how to bring texts to life in Literacy.

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Unlocking Creativity – Free CPD Opportunity

Wednesday 18th February, 2015
Eden Court, Inverness, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Creativity has a high profile in Scottish education and the development of creativity skills in learners is considered by many education experts and Scottish Government policy makers to be of prime importance. The Highland Creative Learning Network, a network of teaching staff and arts education professionals working across Highland, have recently received funding from Education Scotland to deliver ‘Unlocking Creativity’, a one day conference and training event designed to launch the 3-18: Creativity Across the Curriculum Review; to a wide range of arts and education specialists working across Highland. 

The CPD event will formally introduce creativity as a higher order thinking skill and as a cross-cutting theme across CfE. Led by Paul Collard, Chief Executive of Creativity, Culture and Education www.creativitycultureeducation.org the day will include key presentations followed by a number of workshop sessions that will explore the definitions of the 4 core creativity skills and how these can be unlocked through classroom learning;
–       Constructively Inquisitive
–       Open-minded
–       Able to harness imagination
–       Able to identify and solve problems
Attendees will take away new tools to unlock creativity skills across a range of subjects and the workshops will allow participants to discuss the context of creativity outside of the expressive arts subjects and how they relate to preparing young people for future life and industry.

There is also an opportunity for 10 attendees to access £175 for their class/school to begin embedding creativity in to their pupils learning and school improvement plans. By signing up to the Highland Creativity Challenge, the cash grant can be used as a sole spend or as match funding for a larger school project. The event is free to all Highland Council Education staff and catering and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. This event can be booked via the online Highland CPD service website but for more information contact amy.macleod@highlifehighland.com 

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