Capturing Creativity in Times of COVID A Weekly Virtual Live Show
From Mariah Lamb
Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein - SUNY Empire State College
Creative Expressions was a weekly virtual arts and culture series conceived of during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an attempt to recreate the in-person sharing of art, music, poetry, and other forms of creative works typically experienced at an annual college event, the series began as an experiment led by the faculty of the School of Arts and Humanities. That first session was so well received, that I continued to host and organize the show every Thursday for 30 weeks. There were a total of 89 individuals - 34 staff/faculty presenters and 56 student/alumni/guest presenters - who shared their creative talents at least once as part of the series. Approximately 790 attendees came to the Zoom platform across all 30 sessions. You can find the recordings, materials, and all biographical information about the presenters at the Creative Expressions website. For this presentation, I will talk about the lessons learned and possibilities for educators to use Zoom and Google Sites to create a shared space for their students and school communities to celebrate the arts and other topic areas to build community, celebrate creativity, and develop an OER resource.
Conference Strand: How to/Integration
Target Audience: Grades K-12, Post-Secondary