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Make, Learn, Succeed

Building a Culture of Creativity in Your School
Product code: CREATE
ISBN: 9781564843807
Published: 2016
Topics: Curriculum, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Project-based learning, Personalized learning, Makerspaces
Length: 224 pages

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Mark Gura

To adequately prepare students for success, our schools must encourage students to evolve and develop as creative individuals. Today's educators are challenged to establish an instructional practice that will support the development of student creativity, as well as meet curricular goals and assessments.

In this book, author Mark Gura shows that creativity can be developed and that, thanks to the variety of technology resources available, doing so is not only possible, but practical and effective.

Offering rich examples and ready-to-implement activities, the book describes how to develop creativity by:

  • Establishing a creativity-friendly learning environment.
  • Weaving maker, STEAM, robotics and gaming into instruction.
  • Encouraging motivation, entrepreneurship, curiosity and play.
  • Using technology tools and resources to support student creativity.

About the Author

Mark Gura has been an educator for more than three decades. He works with Touro College, Fordham University and other organizations to promote the use of technology to provide highly motivating, relevant activities for students. Gura is the author of Getting Started with LEGO Robotics and the editor of Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age.

"If you answered decisively when you answered the question “Are you creative?” then this book is for you, no matter how you answered. You’ll learn that the answer to that question isn’t dependent on genetics or some special calling, but instead an exciting possibility for anyone, even if you answered no–or rather, especially if you answered no." - Amber Chandler, Getting Smart

"Wide-reaching in scope but specific in many of its approaches, Make, Learn, Succeed is a top recommendation for teachers and comes from an educator with some three decades of experience to his name." - Midwest Book Review

"Divided into four sections -“Understanding Creativity,” “The Creative Learning Environment,” “Teaching Creativity,” and “Tools and Resources To Develop Student Creativity”- the book systematically explains the need for students to create and provides a wealth of resources for teachers." - Laura Fields Eason, School Library Journal