Hello everyone! I'm Annie, your Platform Manager. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and being a resource should you run into any questions. Feel free to send me a message here or email me at email@example.com if I can be of any assistance. Since this is such a big group, I thought we might take some time to introduce ourselves! I'll kick us off: My favorite color is blue. I have been in Project Management/Member Experience roles for close to 5 years. The best career advice I have ever received is don't be afraid to try something new; the only way to continue growing professionally is to take risks and continually challenge yourself. Now it's your turn!
We can't wait to learn more about who you are, what you do, your favorite color, and your journey into the world of education. Consider also sharing:
Hello! My name is Marly Parker. I've been teaching for 23 years. I am currently the Arts Integration Specialist/Drama Teacher at an urban magnet school. My favorite color is green. My journey into education was sparked by my dad who was an educator for 50 years! I saw how he inspired students to be engaged learners responsible for their future. I would watch him interact with students and knew this was the career for me.Creative teaching and learning matters to me because I want my students to use all parts of their brain to engage with learning. I want them to be motivated life long learners who are interested in their personal well being and the well being of others. Creativity fosters situations of individual and group success and allows opportunities to fail which I think are important to being a well rounded learner who strives to find solutions to problems.I hope this community helps to spark my creativity and teach me new strategies and information. I hope I can use some of my knowledge and experience to help influence others in this community.
Good Afternoon,My name is Brad, a.k.a Mr. G, and I have been teaching over 10 years. I have been working in the art field all my life and I continue to teach and create all day, everyday.
I have been teaching via my YouTube channel for the last 3 years. I knew that I needed to change strategies when my students wanted to look up the lessons on YouTube since they said "they understand it better." Since then I have run my lessons that way too.You can check it out yourself too at, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnUswtLMRcUwFStmcgSMGLAI am always adding and creating new videos too. I am currently adding videos from classes at NAEA'19.Stop by and learn something new!!
I'm Warren Carlyle, Founder of OctoNation - The Largest Octopus Fan Club, a 501(C)3 Nonprofit Organization whose mission it is to inspire conservation of the ocean by teaching the world about octopuses! We were spotlit by Facebook at the Facebook communities summit in February 2019 and have been recognized by numerous organizations and influencers.
My favorite color is Hank Orange!Creative teaching matters to us because we believe that people are curious! The ocean is a curious place. The kids that I've taught had no idea that there were so many different types of octopus. I've found that by explaining to kids (and adults) that octopuses have been on this planet for hundreds of millions of years and that they all have various super powers depending on where they live in the ocean-- they light up!
I'd love to learn ever more ways to engage creatively with Crayola (ColorCycle) and educators for World Octopus Day 10/8 and throughout the year to inspire conservation of the ocean!
With our OctoNation community collectively at 350,000+ members and growing-- I've always made the best decisions and grown the most when collaborating & learning from inspired people!
Welcome, Warren,How fascinating! Personally, my oceanic view of the world changed after reading SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS, so your passion is understood. It will be interesting to see how the creatED Community Platform supports OctoNation.Glad to have your aboard,
Hi y'all! I am a 6th-Grade classroom teacher in Decatur, Illinois integrating creativity and the arts into our curriculum. I love seeing all the individuality in my students and I encourage them in appreciating themselves and others for what makes us special and unique. I still have Crayola arts integration materials from the 1990s (kind of vintage now!) and use many of those techniques with my students. I have returned to education after staying home with my kids now 21, 18, and 16. My favorite color is GREEN in almost all shades, but Olive and deep forest green seem to call to me most. I also love music and dance as well as the visual arts- I'm definitely not skilled at realistic drawing and for a long time, I thought I couldn't "do" art. I know better now and share that with my students. For many of our students, having that creative outlet keeps them engaged in school. Besides, it is creative minds that create inventions and the future!
Hi,I'm not sure if I'm too late to the game to post.My favorite color is purple, inspired by my undergrad, Niagara University. It's also the deep, rich and slightly spooky color of the sky just before the day breathes it's last and surrenders to night.I was a college Advisor for many years and now my work is mixed. I freelance grading tests and writing curriculum. I'm a 4H leader for an active homeschool group & Co-op, where I focus on cultural immersion and STEM topics. Many of our students are special needs kids who have had poor school experiences so it's a huge deal to get them engaged again.
Creative teaching allows students to overcome previous prejudices against others and themselves. They focus on their gains while learning to participate within a group.I hope that I can bring awareness about the homeschool community to the greater educational community at large, to show that we can work together with ideas. I admire and respect teachers and I don't blame them for administrations that have failed kids. I hope that I can learn more from classroom teachers and help bring those gains back to our 4H & Co-op, both of which are now over 100 students between the grades of K-12 (most being K-8).
Growing Artistically is a non-profit organization that provides evidence-based art therapy workshops and PBIS/ Bully Prevention programs. Our team specializes in building rapport with students, helping them feel comfortable to express themselves in front of their peers and on canvas. We believe in empathetic listening and engaging students in discussions while we guide them through their painting journey. The experience is truly powerful and meaningful for all.I joined this platform to share this opportunity with other creatives around the country. Check us out! www.growingartisticallypsmd.orgThank you again!Blessings,Maria