Feb 28: Workshop- Liberating Entrepreneurial Thinking: Thinking Critically and Creatively to Maintain an Edge!

Presented by Nina Greenwald, Senior Lecturer, Critical and Creative Thinking Program
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Cape Cod Media Center, Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port (off of Rte. 28 at Exit 9)

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for CCTC Members: limited to the first 15 people to sign up. Register below.

This highly interactive workshop is a fun, introductory excursion in critical and creative thinking. Participants will gain an understanding of key processes and habits of mind that catalyze effective thinking and problem solving.

Participants will also apply some specific strategies to identify issues of importance for entrepreneurs and generate possible solutions. All told, gate-opening thinking experiences designed to inspire wanting to learn more about the best kinds of thinking we do and how it can work to give us an edge in successfully managing our lives on countless levels!

About the presenter: Nina Greenwald (Senior Lecturer, CCT Program) is an educational consultant, national teacher trainer and keynote speaker with specializations in critical and creative thinking, problem-based learning, multiple intelligences, and gifted education. An elected member of the Danforth Associates of New England, an organization of selected higher education faculty distinguished for excellence in teaching, she has taught courses in creative thinking, critical thinking, and humor for the program for over a decade. Her publications include articles on teaching thinking and problem-based learning (PBL), teaching gifted children, and teaching thinking through multiple intelligences. She is former director of K-8 programs to develop critical and creative thinking for a Massachusetts educational collaborative, and an advisor to the exhibits department of the Museum of Science, Boston, on the development of innovative exhibits that engage visitors in thinking and problem solving. Nina is a founding member and past president of The Massachusetts Association for Advancement of Individual Potential (MA/AIP), an advocacy organization in behalf of gifted education.

Her published articles include instructional models for teaching thinking and curriculum for gifted students. Curriculum publications include those which promote thinking and problem solving in science for the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research, The National Institute of Health, The American Medical Association, The New England Aquarium, and NOVA. She is co-author of a chapter on cultural impediments to creative development in Fostering Creativity in Children, Allyn and Bacon, 2001. Her book, Science in Progress, containing authentic issues and dilemmas in biomedical science, and a PBL model for guiding students in the use of this material, has been adopted by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education as a basis for promoting instructional reforms in science education. Currently, she is collaborating on a new book focused on concept-based teaching of biology with two colleagues from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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