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June 21, 2012 Webinar: “Beyond Standardized Tests”

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Beyond Standardized Tests:

Assessing Creativity, Common Sense, Wisdom, and More in College Admissions

with Robert Sternberg Provost of Oklahoma State University

June 21, 2012 12pm EST/11am CST

 

Are we using the wrong metrics when we admit students into college?  Dr. Sternberg has demonstrated that creativity measures were a better predictor of college academic and nonacademic success than conventional standardized tests!  Learn about his work at Yale, Tufts, and Oklahoma State Universities on integrating the assessment of nontraditional cognitive skills—creativity, common sense, wisdom, and more—into college admissions.  His unique assessments have been incorporated into the actual undergraduate admissions process at Tufts and Oklahoma State.  Hear the theory behind this work, the types of measures used, the data obtained, and how the procedures can be made practical for use by any college or university.



May 17, 2012 Webinar: IMAGINE: How Creativity Works

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IMAGINE: How Creativity Works
With Jonah Lehrer

May 17, 2012 12pm EST/11am CST

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output? From the bestselling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative “types,” Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single “gift” possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively. Lehrer reveals the importance of embracing the rut, thinking like a child, and daydreaming productively, then he takes us out of our own heads to show how we can make our neighborhoods more vibrant, our organizations more productive, and our schools more effective.

Jonah Lehrer writes on the topics of psychology , neuroscience, and the relationship between science and the humanities.  He has published three books: Proust Was a NeuroscientistHow We Decide , and his newest book Imagine: How Creativity Works.  Lehrer graduated from Columbia University with a major in neuroscience.  Dr. Lehrer is a Contributing Editor at Wired and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and NPR’s Radiolab and writes the “Head Case” column for The Wall Street Journal.

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Jonah Lehrer’s website: www.jonahlehrer.com

 


April 19, 2012 Webinar: Kickstarter, Bring your Creative Idea to Life

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KICKSTARTER: BRING YOUR CREATIVE IDEA TO LIFE

The National Creativity Network knows that our members have a lot of creative project ideas, but lack the funds to realize them.  This webinar provided you with the tools to implement a creative approach to tell your story and raise the project dollars to make your project a reality.

Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. In just three years, 20,000 projects have been successfully funded, with $170 million in pledges made by 1.5 million people. The National Creativity Network is partnering with a Kickstarter staff expert to offer this informative webinar that explores the anatomy of a successful Kickstarter project.  Participants will learn how to launch a campaign, what kind of rewards to offer your potential donors, and other helpful tips to help you achieve your Kickstarter fundraising goals.

The National Creativity Network believes that by fostering creativity in our society as a whole, and specifically with future generations, America can remain a leader in innovation and free enterprise. The very future of our communities and institutions depends on our ability to nurture and harness imagination to creatively solve problems. The opportunities that emerge to transform our nation are largely dependent upon the degree to which we are connected to each other. Our connection will become a catalyst for a movement!

The NCN Webinar series is one way for organizations who believe in this ambitious mission to share information and inspire each other.  Our monthly webinar series occurs on the third Thursday of every month and alternates between “open mic” sessions that allow network members to share stories and Content sessions which focus on specific topics recommended by the membership. Please join us!

 

Thursday, April 19 2012

11am CST/12pm EST

The National Creativity Network Webinar Series

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About Kickstarter (pdf)

Webinar Follow-up Information (pdf)