June 18th 7 PM
Manheim Township Public Library, Lancaster
LC PAGE welcomes Dan Hunter on June 18th for a free, public presentation about creativity. Registration is not required but will help for planning purposes. http://lc-page.org/store/
Imagination, Intelligence and Creativity Workshop – Are schools teaching students to be creative? How can we as parents encourage schools to foster creativity? This seminar for parents and teachers will discuss classroom and home practices to promote your child’s imagination and creativity. And, we will address how to make creativity an educational priority. Our society values most what can be measured. The H-IQ (Hunter Imagination Questionnaire) is the first on-line measurement that charts the growth of student imagination and ideation capacity that lead to creativity and innovation. H-IQ measures imagination and jumpstarts the creative process in students (and adults). We will discuss new measurements for imagination leading to creativity as well as the latest neuroscience research on imagination and intelligence.
Dan Hunter is a playwright, songwriter, teacher and founding partner of Hunter Higgs, LLC. Hunter is the inventor of H-IQ, the first assessment of individual imagination and ideation, available on line at www.hunter-iq.com. He is the co-author of A New Measure of Imagination Ability: Anatomical Brain Imaging Correlates published March 22, 2016 in The Frontiers of Psychology, an international, peer-reviewed journal. He was executive director of the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (MAASH) a statewide advocacy and education group. Hunter has 25 years’ experience in politics and arts advocacy, serving as Director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (a cabinet appointment requiring Senate confirmation) He has taught creative writing at Boston University since 2000.
LC PAGE Members attending the Imagination, Intelligence, and Creativity presentation may choose to sign their children up for a Snapology LEGO brick workshop. Two sessions will be offered: one for 1st-3rd graders and another for 4th-6th graders. The cost is $10/child. The Snapology workshops begin at 6:30 PM on June 18th. Space is limited to 16 participants. Registration is required. Cost is $10 per child. Parents must remain on the premises. Register at http://lc-page.org/store/
If space is available, LC PAGE will open the session to non-members on June 11th.
Basic Engineering – Grades 1-3
In Snapology’s Basic Engineers children will build super-cool models that use gears, axels, and pulleys. Students will work in teams under guided instruction to build a different model each week. This class is designed so that children of all building abilities can build together. They will also have plenty of free-building time to express their creative side.
Amusement Park – Grades 4-6
Every child loves to go to the amusement park and ride their favorite rides, but have they ever thought about how to build one and the people who design them? In Snapology’s Amusement Park Adventure, students get to become designers of their own amusement park rides. While designing, they will learn physics and engineering concepts as well as problem solving skills, all
while having a blast!
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