Field Trips: 2019-20 School Year

Educator Workshops

Join our hands-on, immersive professional development opportunities for preschool through middle school educators.

Making Across Content (Grades 3rd-8th) | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 4-6pm

One of CCM's most impactful activities is the Mystery Box Challenge. Students are given a unique, age-appropriate challenge and are asked to work collaboratively to design a creative solution using a specific set of materials (wrapping paper tubes, foil, corks, etc.). This simple activity can be used to effectively build creative confidence, encourage risk-taking, practice perseverance, and employ critical thinking. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Educators: All subject areas, 3rd-8th grade
Schedule: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: $30 per person, max capacity 25
Location: Children's Creativity Museum's Co-Lab

Course Content: In this hands-on workshop, we will share how you can implement the Mystery Box Challenge in your classroom with free or low-cost materials to fit with any content material. This workshop is designed to help you integrate critical thinking and creative problem-solving into your class curriculum. We will also share tips and best practices on encouraging reflection and asking open-ended questions. By the end of the program, we hope you'll be inspired to use the Mystery Box Challenge educators' guide to create an engaging classroom experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the importance of fostering creativity in young people
  • Apply and adapt the activity to different content areas
  • Discuss best practices in asking open-ended questions and encouraging creativity in all participants

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