The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development is proud to announce its 2016 Torrance Center Summer Institute (TCSI) for teachers. Join us July 18-22, 2016 on the campus of the University of Georgia as we explore the principles of creative thinking as a framework for curriculum development, classroom teaching, and assessment. Designed around research-based strategies for integrating creativity into the classroom, this five day-training session will offer the following strands:
Educators will leave with practical creative strategies for enhancing their overall classroom instruction.
Each participant will choose one
Facilitated by Melanie Musolino, Future Problem Solving Coach
Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Sumners, interim director for the Torrance Center
Each participant will choose two; please choose your top two during registration
Facilitated by Dr. Meg Hines, GCE faculty
Facilitated by Dr. Katherine Brown, Judia Jackson Elementary School
Co-Facilitated by Gretchen Thomas, EdS, department of career and information studies, and Lenie George, doctoral student in learning, design, and technology
Thirty-five contact hours for continuing education credit (3.5 CEUs) are available. Attendees are responsible for determining if CEUs can be applied to state licensure
|8:30 a.m.||Catered breakfast|
|9 a.m. - noon||Morning strand|
|noon - 1 p.m.||Catered lunch|
|1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Afternoon strand #1|
|2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Afternoon strand #2|
|7 p.m.||Dinner (on your own)|
|7 p.m.||Optional social activities (vary daily)|
Commuter (no hotel provided) = $950
Student (must be current student) = $700
Double occupancy (sharing a hotel room with another participant; check in Sunday, July 17 and check out Friday, July 22) = $1200
Single occupancy (a room to yourself; check in Sunday, July 17 and check out Friday, July 22) = $1450
Should you wish to stay Friday night, there is an option to add an additional night during the registration process ($100 fee).
Hotel accommodations are provided by the Holiday Inn Athens-University Area, just around the corner from the Special Collections Library at UGA.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own traveling schedule.
Those flying into the Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport may wish to arrange their transportation to Athens through our preferred shuttle service, Groome Transportation. Their hourly shuttles will bring you directly to the hotel (price is approximately $40 per shuttle per person).
Complimentary parking is available at both the hotel and conference site.
We currently do not have any availability for financial aid or volunteer offers for price reductions.
Each participant must complete an online registration, whether they are paying via PO or credit card or coming as a group.
If two or more participants are coming from the same school district, there is a $100 discount per participant (will be deducted during online registration).
If you are paying via purchase order, you must still fill out the online registration. Please put in the Promotion Code: "PURCHASE" (found on the right sidebar of the registration page when you're to put in your credit card information). This will zero out your transaction. Your invoice number will be the number provided in your email confirmation. Should you need an invoice created, please email Desiree Sharpe.
Your registration and spot at the event is not guaranteed nor confirmed until all monies are paid for registration.
Registration will be open through June 15. To register, please click on the link below.
Special Collections Library
300 S. Hull St.
Athens, Georgia 30602