San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As parents, we hope to raise our children to become successful in work and life. In this century, two sets of skills frequently mentioned as necessary to achieve such goals include intrinsic motivation and creative thinking.
While many of us may associate creativity only with artists or art education classes, our speaker - Eric Booth - will show us how creative engagement could – and should – be present in all learning situations, both in and outside of schools.
Intrinsic motivation, on the other hand, has been lately demonstrated as the essential driving force behind achieving mastery and purposeful life-long learning.
And yet, how often do we – as parents and educators – have a chance to engage with children in activities and experiences that truly foster and cultivate development of such habits?
Please join us for an inspiring conversation that will provide insights into some of these fascinating questions.
Eric Booth will offer his perspective on
- What do learning environments that promote curiosity and creative thinking look like
- How to nurture essential skills of creative engagement, such as flexible thinking, empathy, brainstorming, inquiry and multi-sensory learning
- What we can learn from arts education about fostering intrinsic motivation and creativity
- Why creative engagement and intrinsic motivation are key to flourishing in life and work
You will leave this presentation with a greater understanding of how to guide your children in growing into self-motivated and creative learners as well as how to pursue this path in your own personal and professional life.
An additional opportunity to hear Eric Booth in Sonoma
"A Vision for Sonoma: The community development possibilities of El Sistema"
Sebastiani Theatre on Monday, December 9 at 6pm
Internationally-renowned arts education leader and "El Sistema" advocate Eric Booth will introduce the Sonoma Valley community to the inspiring social development and orchestral program of Venezuela, "El Sistema." Mr. Booth will discuss the potential of El Sistema in Sonoma and the vision for a community network of youth orchestras. The night will conclude with a brief performance by the Valley Vibes Orchestras, an El Sistema program at El Verano Elementary. All are invited! No registration required.
Eric Booth is an artist, entrepreneur, author, teacher, consultant and speaker. He started his career as an actor, appearing in many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including roles in 23 Shakespearean plays, winning a “Best Actor” award on both coasts. As an entrepreneur, he founded a business in trend analysis which led to appearances on CNN and NBC, and interviews for The New York Times and WSJ. In arts learning, he has taught at Julliard, Stanford University and Lincoln Center Institute, among others, and held a chair on The College Board’s Arts Advisory Committee. He consults with various government, arts, business and education organizations on creativity, teaching artistry and innovation work and he serves as a senior advisor to the El Sistema-inspired music movement in the U.S. In 2006, he delivered a keynote speech at a UNESCO first ever conference on arts education. He has written five books and dozens of articles on arts and creative learning. Learn more at www.ericbooth.net
When & Where
The Presentation School
The Presentation School is an academically rigorous independent school based upon and guided by Catholic values. Embracing the uniqueness of children in their preparation as life-long learners, the elementary and middle schools provide an integrated curriculum, emphasizing high expectations, active learning and the arts.