National Creativity Network Webinar Series

The Extraordinary Importance of Ordinary Creativity

National Creativity Network Webinar Series

June 20, 2013
Noon-1 EST

Join Dr. James Catterall for a fascinating exploration of how our attention to Leonardo da Vinci, the iPod, and the Swiffer blinds us to the needs and opportunities for children’s learning.  Learn from a leader in the creativity education field how we can promote creativity across the curriculum, including the development of creativity in theatre arts, graphic design, youth leadership and science.

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 The National Creativity Network was created to enhance the flow of ideas, information, and practices within and between key centers of creativity in Education, Commerce, and Culture and across disciplines.  The NCN Webinar Series is an important tool to help leaders gain access to the best thinking, best questions, and most successful ways of working as well as other resources their ventures may require.


Dr. James S. Catterall

 Dr. James S. Catterall is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Faculty at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He is an Affiliate Faculty member at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. Dr. Catterall is also the Principal Investigator at the Centers for Research on Creativity, (CRoC), based in Los Angeles and London, UK. (  Professor Catterall’s research focuses on measurement of children’s cognitive and sociocultural development and motivation in the context of learning in the arts. He is the author of the 2009 book,Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art, a 12-year longitudinal study of the effects of learning in the arts on the achievements and values of young adults. Dr. Catterall and colleagues Prof. Susan Dumais and Prof. Gillian Hampden-Thompson, publishedThe Arts and Achievement in At-risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies, released in 2012 by the National Endowment for the Arts.