October 18, 2016

For immediate release

Contact: Esther Watstein 203-332-5226
Kimberly Wood 203-332-5098

Housatonic Community College Hosts Forum on Creativity in Education

On Friday, Oct. 21, educators in K – 12 grades have the opportunity to experience workshops and talks by experts focused on developing and energizing creativity in education. CreativityCon is sponsored by the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) in partnership with HCC. The forum, Creative Thinking, Deeper Learning, takes place in the HCC Events Center in Beacon Hall from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participants in the Forum will tour the new HCC Advanced Manufacturing Center and can attend a workshop, “The Continuous Improvement Model for Creative Success” offered by HCC Advanced Manufacturing Professors Paula Chapla and Michael Gugger.

Other CreativityCon workshops will be on “Wearable Technology in the Classroom,” “Using Problem Solving to Enhance Creative Performance,” “Developing Higher-Order Thinking through Art”, “Beyond Instant information: Engaging Generation Z Students” and more.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Susan Baum, whose topic is “Creativity on a Silver Platter.”

Teachers, administrators, and others are invited to attend the events dedicated to helping develop and nurture creative thinkers. Please visit www.cagcreativitycon.com for details. On-site registration is available.