I wanted to encourage you to join the conversation with Sir Ken Robinson, as we discuss themes from his new book, Finding Your Element, and explore how fostering creativity in education is critical to unleashing personal passion and discovering hidden talents.
Simply follow the conversation and participate on Thursday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. PST using the #AdobeandSirKen hashtag. We will also select two questions from participants to include in the interview so send us your ideas. Additionally, those who use the hashtag #adobeandsirken will have a chance to win a signed copy of the new book!
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Sir Ken Robinson, a leading creativity advocate whom many of you know from his bestselling book “The Element,” and his acclaimed TedTalk video, has joined Adobe in the past by having a voice in our blog. “The Element” inspired readers all over the world to discover what really makes them tick and get the most out of their lives and work. Today, the long-awaited companion and complimentary book, “Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life,” is being released.
To accompany the book’s debut, a new one-hour TV program on American Public Television, “Finding Your Element with Sir Ken Robinson,” will air on public television stations nationwide beginning June 1 (check local listings). The program offers practical advice as well as techniques and resources that we believe will help educators put creative ideas into practice in the classroom. Per Sir Ken, the “element” is the point where natural talents meet personal passions; once you find your element, your life takes on a new character and purpose.
Here at Adobe, we focus on helping educators and students discover their passions by advocating for creativity and creative thinking in the classroom. Finding your “element” plays a key role in unleashing creativity – so we encourage you to watch Sir Ken’s PBS program, think about where your talents and passions meet, how they define your personal brand, and how you can articulate your brand in ways that will inspire your students. That way you can make creativity an everyday element in your classroom.
Join us @adobeedu by tweeting with the #CreateNowEdu hashtag to let us know how you are unlocking creativity in your classroom! You can also participate in the conversation about Sir Ken by following the #SirKenElement hashtag.
Disclosure: Adobe Education Marketing team is a proud sponsor of Sir Ken’s public program on American Public Television.
After exploring the meaning of creativity and the role it plays in education, we come to the final and perhaps most important question: What’s next? The future depends on cultivating the creativity of students. How do we shape and develop their thinking so they can go into the world and capitalize on the opportunities available to them? Watch this video to find out more.
I hope you enjoyed exploring the different aspects of creativity in education with us. I leave you with this quote from Sir Ken Robinson: “The best applications in the world won’t produce startling results. They need creative minds, adventurous spirits and developed imaginations to do that.”
What is your hope for the future of creativity? Please continue to join our conversation on Twitter using the #createnow hashtag and don’t forget to tag us at @adobeedu!
According to a recent Adobe creativity study, 88% of U.S. professionals believe that creativity should be built into standard curricula. I think it’s because more and more people are realizing the importance of creativity in their work place and beyond. Companies are looking for more than graduates who can do specific tasks—they want employees who can also think differently and innovate. To be successful, students need an education that emphasizes creative thinking, communication, and teamwork. And as Sir Ken Robinson concludes in this next video “Creativity is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity.”
Why is creativity important in education? Join the conversation on Twitter using the #createnow hashtag and be sure to tag us at @adobeedu!
Way too often, we associate creativity with just the arts, when in reality it is so much more. Coming up with an original idea or solving a particular problem requires creative process—we use creativity in every aspect of our lives. Watch this next installment of our conversation with Sir Ken Robinson to find out why you can be creative at just about anything!
How do you define creativity? Join the conversation with us on Twitter using the #createnow hashtag and be sure to tag us at @adobeedu!
It’s no secret that Adobe thinks creativity needs to be championed so educators can feel increasingly empowered to teach it as a critical competency across all disciplines. We firmly believe creativity is an imperative for students’ success in a global marketplace.
We’ve partnered with Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized author and creativity expert, to develop an exclusive five-part video series outlining his thoughts on the importance and power of creativity in education. Check out the first video where he explores the meaning and natural path of our creative process. We encourage you to watch the entire series as it unfolds over the next few days–share what resonates with you! We hope you find Sir Ken Robinson as inspiring as we do.
Join the conversation with us on Twitter using the #createnow hashtag and be sure to tag us at @adobeedu!