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Creativity and Innovation in Education Conference

Date: 26 March 2019, 08:30 - , 16:30

When: Tuesday, 26th March 2019 from 8:30 to 16:00 
Where: Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT

Create North has been invited by Culture Bridge North East and the Special Educational Needs Teaching Schools in the region to support the organisation of a conference for educational leaders, governors, creative practitioners and teachers.

The aim of the conference is to animate new thinking and inspire classroom practice, utilising creativity to improve outcomes for pupils with additional needs within the context of a changing educational climate.

This conference will be of interest to artists and creative practitioners working in education or looking for opportunities within the sector.

Keynote speakers will provide a strategic analysis of the educational landscape and innovative solutions. Confirmed speakers include Simon Marshall, (Together 4 Children), Mike Parker, (Schools NE), Diane Fisher-Naylor, (Creativity Culture Education) and Professor Simon James, (Durham University).

Interactive workshops will be facilitated by a host of leading creative and educational practitioners to provide practical examples of how creativity can enable children with special educational needs to fully engage in the learning process and improve their performance.

Workshops will be led by:

Creativity Culture Education, an international foundation dedicated to transforming the learning experience of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds globally
Tin Arts, a dance company utilising the arts to deliver inspirational science learning
Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, programmes to engage SEND pupils with its collections
Mortal Fools Theatre Company, an award-winning theatre company specialising in linking drama and performance to personal growth, transferable skills and social responsibility
Baltic Stars develop bespoke and creative learning journeys that compliment curriculum learning and encourage aspirational thinking amongst pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities
Trilby Cat Theatre Company, uses ‘Speech Bubbles’, an evidence-based drama intervention to support communication and wellbeing for pupils with speech, language & communication needs
Bare Toed Dance Company, uses observation allied to research about wellbeing, self-esteem, creativity and relaxation to enable anyone to value and benefit from their movement
Durham University, in collaboration with Arts Council England, is working to identify ways in which creative thinking can play a larger part in the lives of young people within and beyond the education uses two life-size, anatomically correct puppets to explore issues about sexuality and relationships with young people with learning difficulties

The Conference will host a Market Place led by experienced practitioners demonstrating a wide range of innovative classroom resources to inspire teaching back at school.

This subsidised full day event costs £30 for artists and creative practitioners and includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited and early booking is advised.

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Create North : Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne,  NE2 4PT

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