January 29, 2019 – Designing Library Programs & Learning Experiences to Build Creative Problem Solving Skills

A Workshop Presented by the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 | 10 am – 3:00 pm
Sacramento Public Library Galleria
828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Funds are available to support participant travel to and from the workshop.

We sincerely apologize that this workshop overlaps with ALA Midwinter and for any challenges that this scheduling poses.

The Workshop:

Join us for a full day workshop on the CREATE Framework, the unique research-backed pedagogical framework developed by the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. The acronym CREATE illustrates key elements of learning environments and experiences that support the development of creativity for children ages 2 – 10. Many of the ideas described are also relevant for older children, teens and adults. Pulling from the academic fields of education, psychology, and neuroscience, the CREATE framework describes how educators can build children’s creative problem-solving through intentional experiences. The day will emphasize exploratory learning: what it is, how to develop and facilitate exploratory experiences, and why research says that is important. Leave with both practical ideas for programming in your library as well as a theoretical understanding of what is important to develop creative problem solving skills.

Workshop Registration:

Spaces will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis while balancing the commitment to make space for as many library jurisdictions as possible. Registration will be open until Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 or until the workshop is full.

Register for the training here (below link)


Travel Assistance:

Funds are available to reimburse participant travel costs within LSTA guidelines. Please complete the registration form and provide information about your travel costs.

Backfill funds are available to cover desk hours during the hours that library staff are attending this workshop.

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions. For more workshop questions and information please contact:
Holly Macriss at <hmacriss@cla-net.org>