Welcome to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction site for Creativity Education. The pursuit of creativity is an area in which we expand our learner’s opportunities in all content areas.
Creativity can be defined in multiple ways. It starts with the freedom to imagine the possibilities, the flexibility to investigate options, and the opportunity to produce something to support that idea. Creativity is something that can occur within all content areas. According to international education expert Sir Ken Robinson, the components of the creative process involves being imaginative, creative, and innovative. Details of this process are within the Wisconsin Task Force on Arts and Creativity in Education: A Plan for Action.
This page has resources, research items, and examples of creative practices that enhance the overall educational development of the learners involved. Please continue to visit this site for updates and online sharing opportunities.
The Department of Public Instruction works to support creativity in the classroom by:
- disseminating the work of the Wisconsin Task Force on Arts and Creativity in Education,
- providing professional development resources that highlight strategies to enhance imagination, creativity, and innovative thinking in each of the content areas.
- providing creativity resources that highlight the research, use, and reflection in learning practices for multiple content areas.
- pursuing common goals with state and national professional education organizations, and
- working to build a highly qualified workforce to support student learning in creative practices.
Here are some initial resources and activities to help in your investigation of creativity.
- Launchpad - Garage band competition
- Wisconsin Task Force on Arts and Creativity Summit
- Creativity Challenges
- National Creativity Network
- Visioneer Design Challenge
- Wisconsin Science Festival - Curiosity Unleashed, Innovate 2012
- WSMA Student Composition Project
- WMEA Listening Project
This page continues to evolve. If you have any questions or wish to share your encouraging words or ideas on how to continue to build creativity, please contact Julie Palkowski (608) 261-7494.