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Tuesday, February 25 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Power of Building Creativity and Communication Skills in Students

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Creativity and Communication is often touted as essential skills (also called 21st century, global, success skills, etc.) for every student. Yet, we continue to see a dichotomous relationship between these skills and curriculum standards. There are good natured attempts to integrate these skills in the classroom, but many times it becomes disjointed and disconnected from learning goals. Storytelling is a deeper learning experience. Listeners experience emotions, learn something about the speaker, learn something about themselves and are inspired. One of the goals of storytelling is for students to think about what they want the audience to do with the experience? Did their listeners feel compelled and empowered to do something new, to take action, to solve a problem they’ve been mulling over, to start a movement, or just to make small step towards a lofty goal? This session will emphasize how effective communicators help their listeners consider what they will do next by providing tips, “how to’s,” examples, strategies, etc.

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Nathan Lang-Raad

Chief Education Officer, WeVideo
Author, Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, 2016 Apple Teacher, Solution Tree Consultant, Chief Education Officer at WeVideo.

Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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