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Join us on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 from 12noon to 1pm Pacific Time when Amy Eisenmann, Early Education Advisor for Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, presents this hour long special webinar focusing on how to provide risk-friendly learning opportunities with your library programs using the Center for Childhood Creativity‘s CREATE framework. Risk-friendly learning (“R”) is one of the six concepts that make up the Center for Childhood Creativity’s CREATE framework. This webinar will be a review of the key content covered at the Burbank and Sacramento workshops.
Risk-friendly learning (“R”) is one of the six concepts that make up the Center for Childhood Creativity’s CREATE framework. Learning and creativity require risk-taking, and children who are in a good place emotionally will be more confident and open to embracing new experiences and trying out new ideas. Positive emotions—such as satisfaction, joy, belonging, and wonder—help the brain to relax and focus and enhance openness, flexibility, and memory. By being emotionally attuned to children’s state of mind and needs, adults can build a culture of encouragement and acceptance that increases both learning and creativity (Russ, 1993). Children also need appropriate challenge to learn and grow. If something is too easy or too hard, children will not stay engaged. Considering a child’s current level of knowledge and ability—and considering what specific support might help the child be successful—adults can design creative learning experiences that give the right amount of challenge (Hammond et al., 2012).
This webinar is part of a series of workshops and webinars presented by the California Library Association, in partnership with the California State Library, as part of the Summer at Your Library: Explore, Learn, Read, Connect project, and the Summer at Your Library Quality Principles Initiative and the Outcomes and Outreach Initiative