Let’s play! Play and creativity still have a place in modern education. In this course, Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. and Katie McKnight, Ph.D. will show you that play and creativity are actually vital to our students’ ability to relate to information in the 21st century. You will learn how to use the model and methods of improv to enhance literacy learning in your classroom through a variety of activities and exercises.
In this 3-hour course, you will discover:
- Module 1: How creativity relates to learning styles and Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Module 2: The creative and improv connection
- Module 3: Originality and activities to apply improv methods
has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle school and college level. Most recently, he served as Director of Gifted Programs for the Bloomington Public Schools in Minnesota. Dr. Cash is the president and lead consultant for nRich Educational Consulting, Inc. His areas of expertise include educational programming, differentiated instruction, brain compatible classrooms, and self-regulated learning. Dr. Cash has authored “Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century” and “Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics” (co-author Diane Heacox), which was a Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Legacy Book® Award winner. He is actively involved with the World Council on Gifted Education, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. Dr. McKnight travels worldwide as a professional development consultant and is a sought after speaker in the fields of adolescent literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, Interdisciplinary literacy, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom.