April 4, 2011

Creativity Workshop for Parents and Kids

April 4, 2011
Think left and think right and think low and think high. 
 Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! 
~Dr. Seuss,

Please take note of the different dates, and
RSVP deadlines, see below.

FOR PARENTS, Tuesday May 3:
Developing Your Child’s Creative Thinking Ability:
Strategies for Parents and Teachers
With Dr. Joyce Juntune
(a recorded Webinar in PowerPoint presentation by SENG) 
  • Morning: Tuesday May 3, 12h30-15h00     OR
  • Evening: Tuesday May 3, 19h30-22h00
  • RSVP:     Mandatory by April 22, reply to this email, indicate your choice of time, space limited.
  • Cost:      10€ for non-GiF members, 5€ for members.
Webinar description:
Creative and innovative thinking are valued as skills in today’s rapidly changing world. Creativity also provides an important and necessary outlet for gifted children. What can parents and teachers do to make the development of creativity a natural part of family and school life? Join creativity expert Dr. Juntune for activities that foster creative and critical thinking in younger and older children.  
Please feel free to invite your partners, friends, teachers and others who want to learn how we define creativity, how we develop and nurture it, statistics about why children are generally more creative before they enter their formal schooling years and how we can avoid some of the pitfalls that discourage creative and innovative thinking. 
RSVP is mandatory, space is limited, Slides to the PowerPoint will be distributed. 
"Joyce Juntune is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. She teaches graduate level courses in gifted education and undergraduate courses in creativity. Dr. Juntune was one of the developers of Project REACH – a staff development program for integrating creative thinking into content area classrooms, and served as its Director for 5 years. She was the Executive Director of the National Association for Gifted Children for ten years and the Executive Director of the American Creativity Association for six years. She has traveled extensively across the United States and Canada providing training to thousands of teachers in over 500 school districts in the areas of creative thinking, instructional improvement, differentiated curriculum, creative problem solving, and gifted education. She has also provided training in creative thinking and problem solving to law firms, hospital and health care professionals, corporate managers, small business owners and managers, and members of the transportation industry."
FOR CHILDREN, Sunday May 1
Creativity Workshop for Children, 8-14 years-old
With Cybèle Troyan and Cathy Altman Nocquet.
  • Date:        Sunday May 1, 2011, 14h45-17h00.
  • RSVP:      Mandatory, by April 22 to this email, activity limited to 12 participants, please reply to this email, indicate your child’s name, age, grade, and your cell number.
  • Cost:  10€, This is a fund-raiser for GiF. Cathy and Cybèle are graciously donating their time.
  • Location: Near Radio France, 75016
Activity description:
Art teacher Cybèle Troyan and Creative Writing teacher Cathy Altman Nocquet will lead a two-hour session of art and writing exercises to give kids' creativity a healthy jolt. Kids and parents will come away with new ideas for creative activities at home. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay for a brief introduction about the subject before the activity starts with the children. We are grateful to Cathy and Cybèle for their time and expertise.
GiF is a non-profit, loi 1901 association. If you wish to become a member, the form is attached. The annual membership is 30 euros for the year, from the time you join, and good for the whole family.
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Thank you for your continued interest and support.
Best regards,
Helen Sahin Connelly

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