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FROM CURIOUS TO CREATIVE

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Brian Housand, Ph.D.
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FROM CURIOUS TO CREATIVE

  1. 1. FROM CURIOUS TO CREATIVETECHNOLOGY AND TODAY’S GIFTED STUDENTS brianhousand.com/njagc2016
  2. 2. brianhousand.com/ njagc2016 brianhousand.com
  3. 3. brianhousand.com brianhousand@gmail.com @brianhousand brian.housand bc1000
  4. 4. 2005
  5. 5. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
  6. 6. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
  7. 7. IQ = Curiosity + Effort (von Stumm, Hell, and Camorro-Premuzic, 2011)
  8. 8. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
  9. 9. Photo by Jonathan Plucker
  10. 10. When each of us thinks about what we can do in life, chances are, we can do it because of a teacher. Stephen Hawking
  11. 11. Cat killer or Breeder of invention? Curiosity,
  12. 12. These devices are designed to present material to the student of a kind that would not be available to him in his ordinary school experience.
  13. 13. devices for VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE
  14. 14. I have seen the future, and it is called CARDBOARD
  15. 15. google.com/get/cardboard
  16. 16. google.com/get/cardboard
  17. 17. google.com/edu/expeditions
  18. 18. The real voyage of consists not in seeking new landscapes,but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
  19. 19. EXPLORE THE GARDEN
  20. 20. GO
  21. 21. GO
  22. 22. I am interested in _______________.
  23. 23. I am interested in _______________.EVERYTHING!
  24. 24. roadtripnation.com/roadmap
  25. 25. roadtripnation.com/roadmap
  26. 26. I am interested in _______________.LANGUAGES
  27. 27. @brianhousand #carpetdiem
  28. 28. thekidshouldseethis.com
  29. 29. youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios
  30. 30. youtube.com/user/crashcourse
  31. 31. youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
  32. 32. SPEED GEEKING
  33. 33. COMFORTABLE WITH CERTAINITY UN UN
  34. 34. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/promotions/duckRabbit02-700.jpg
  35. 35. RESISTANCE TO PREMATURE CLOSURE
  36. 36. Assign projects that flummox.
  37. 37. http://www.federaljack.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/kobayashi-maru-01.jpg
  38. 38. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage. When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Alice http://wondersofdisney2.yolasite.com/merida.php
  39. 39. FAILUREisn’t a necessary evil. In FACT, it isn’t EVIL at all. It is a NECESSARY consequence of doing something NEW. - Ed Catmull
  40. 40. TRUST
  41. 41. https://hbr.org/resources/images/article_assets/hbr/0809/R0809D_B.gif YOU ARE NOT YOUR IDEA
  42. 42. Get great creative people. Bet big on them. Give them enormous leeway and support. Provide them with an environment in which they can get honest feedback from everyone. PIXAR’S PHILOSOPHY
  43. 43. candor n. the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression
  44. 44. khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar
  45. 45. Early on, all of our movies suck. Ed Catmull
  46. 46. http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/wall-e/images/6412320/title/wall-e-wallpaper-wallpaper “If something works, you shouldn’t do it again. We want to do something that is new, original — something where there’s a good chance 
 of failure.”
  47. 47. Perfectionism PROCRASTINATION PARALYSIS
  48. 48. “The attempt to avoid failure makes failure more likely. Trying to avoid failure by out-thinking it dooms you to fail.” http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Sadness - Ed Catmull
  49. 49. Story
  50. 50. 1977
  51. 51. http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150325213755/disney/images/e/eb/SpaceMountainVintagePoster.jpg
  52. 52. Magical and Meaningful
  53. 53. It’s about THE EXPERIENCE.
  54. 54. Jan O’Connor Imagineer Nobody wants to be mediocre. Only the mediocre person is always at his best. You have to fail. You have to take risks.
  55. 55. NO ONE - not Walt, not Steve, not the people of Pixar - ever achieved creative success by clinging to what used to work.
  56. 56. “Curiouser and curiouser!”
  57. 57. “The most successful Imagineers are those who see ‘this is new to me’ as an opportunity, not a barrier. Josh Gorin
  58. 58. They are willing to go outside their comfort zone in the interest of expanding their horizons and gaining new perspectives.” Josh Gorin
  59. 59. “Constantly ask questions, learn how things work, try new and exciting things, and you’ll build up a strong base of experiences and an ongoing curiosity that will serve you well at WDI and in life.” Josh Gorin
  60. 60. Around here we don’t look backwards for very long… We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
  61. 61. Encourage exploration, challenge, and revision. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/NASA_child_bubble_exploration.jpg
  62. 62. SAGE ON THE STAGE GUIDE ON THE SIDE
  63. 63. Meddler in the Middle
  64. 64. http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/i/2012/02/06/STAR-WARS-YODA_510.jpg
  65. 65. https://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/33uJiAFMQ9Qa5WiiwUKc07NYMTc=/0x214:1023x896/1280x854/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/49280857/lukeyoda.0.0.jpg
  66. 66. diy.org
  67. 67. googlesciencefair.com/springboard
  68. 68. Build in Progress buildinprogress.media.mit.edu
  69. 69. YOU
  70. 70. I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
  71. 71. #BestYearEver
  72. 72. JOYOUS
  73. 73. CURIOSITY
  74. 74. IMAGINATION
  75. 75. PASSION
  76. 76. CREATIVITY
  77. 77. STOP
  78. 78. GO
  79. 79. http://www.disneypictures.net/data/media/202/Buzz_Lightyear_wallpaper.jpg
  80. 80. TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
  81. 81. brianhousand.com brianhousand@gmail.com @brianhousand brian.housand bc1000

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