I just returned from an amazing event with New York State Early Childhood Education teachers called NYSED Professional Learning Opportunities: An Inspirational Night with Dr. Rebecca Isbell, author of Nurturing Creativity. The session was filmed inside the beautiful WMHT Public Media TV studio where we explored the creative potential of young children. We examined aspects of creative development during their early years including their ability to communicate, collaborate, and problem solve. The exciting evening was planned and implemented by the leaders of the NYS Department of Education: Early Childhood Division, and was led by Karen, Jane, and Rebecca (not pictured), Associates in the Office of Early Learning.
After working all day, these fabulous teachers were still energetic, responsive, and engaged. These dedicated teachers will return to their classrooms and create wonderful environments that will nurture their young learners.
It was such a joyful experience for me to have the opportunity to work with these exceptional early childhood professionals who are striving to integrate creative possibilities into their classroom while valuing the unique responses of their children. They are at the “tipping point” for getting students ready to thrive today and in the 21st Century!
Creative teachers nurture creative young children. Go NYS!