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March 20, 2019

University College Student Hosts International Symposium for Teaching Creativity in the 21st Century

University College student Theresa Ferg, along with other educators, are hosting the International
Symposium for Teaching Creativity
in the 21st Century on April 5, 2019 at the Anna and John Sie International Complex at DU and the Knoebel Event Center.

The day-long series of creativity in education workshops will culminate in an art show of selected paintings by art students from the John Langdon Down Foundation and School in Mexico City D.F., Mexico. Additionally, local students will perform in cultural venues.

“This event provides an example of how the academic objectives of University College programs are poised to inform community members of the integrated impact of educative, arts, and social issues,” said Ferg. “The benefit of University College degrees are that the academic effort is not silo-thinking, but has an immediate and expansive objective to help promote the concept of global sustainable development.”

A brief summary of the creativity in the classroom workshops include:

  • A transformation in the education environment for students with challenges to improve academic performance.
  • Classroom collaboration and engagement using visual memory.
  • Experiential education & design learning is a creative process in all venues.
  • Literacy at the elementary grade level is learning in creative classrooms with safety, respect, and care.
  • Online education aligned with CDE standards involves learning about instructional theory and learning experiences (LX).
  • PBL Math and Drama-in-Education is the use of the concept of Applied Drama from England for middle school mathematics techniques.
  • Teacher professional development (PDU) on the practice of freedom and theory of self-reflection for identifying cognitive processes following a unique curriculum from the John Langdon Down Foundation Art School in Mexico City, Mexico D.F.

Full details about the event and registration information can be found on Eventbrite.

For questions about this event, please contact Theresa Ferg at or 303-517-3641.

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