Description:This resource kit is the result of an exploration of creativity and the creative process. These PDFs and videos are intended to engage you, challenge you, and deepen your inquiry into the nature of creativity.
Who this resource is for? Although this resource is primarily intended as support for those in the classroom – classroom teachers (both arts and non-arts,) visiting teaching artists, and students – it is also intended for anyone with a stake in 21st century education. Whether you are a teacher, a student, an administrator, a parent or a policy-maker – welcome!
Video Resource: Creativity - An Overview(PDF document) Description: Creativity – we all desire it, and we all know it when we see it. Don’t we? As it turns out, in our society today, there is still disagreement as to what the conditions for creativity really are, how they can be worked with most effectively – and what creativity is in the first place.
Resource: Dance and the Creative Process Description:Our movement may be functional or expressive, but every move we make helps us experience and better understand ourselves, each other, and the world we live in. Any movement can become the basis for dance.
Video Resource: Elements of Dance Description:Students show literacy in the discipline through understanding and demonstrating concepts, skills, terminology, and processes. This comprehensive resource includes documents and videos for each of the Elements of Dance.
Video Resource: Dance-Making Tools Description:Students show literacy in the discipline through understanding and demonstrating concepts, skills, terminology, and processes. This comprehensive resource includes documents and videos for each of the Elements of Dance.
Video Resource: Small Group Improvisations Description: Movement improvisation is an important dance making tool, and a vehicle for performance and expression in its own right. This resource includes two videos with instructions.
Video Resource: Using Movement in the Classroom (PDF document) Description: Along with warming up students in ways that are natural for their own bodies, the warmups provide opportunities to introduce teaching concepts as well as opportunities for formative assessment of where the students are starting from and how they are progressing with the concepts.