ERIC Number: ED252040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-20
Reference Count: 0
[Institute for Creative Education (Project ICE): A Nationally Validated Creative Problem Solving curriculum].
Kelly, Verne C.; Steinberg, Monica
The paper describes Project ICE (Institute for Creative Education), an approach to developing students' divergent thinking skills through a creative problem-solving process. Project ICE is designed to help students of all backgrounds and ability levels benefit by growth in fluent, flexible, original, and elaborate responses to problems or tasks. The curriculum is sequentially organized by both grade level and level of difficulty of the lesson or activity. Project materials, including the curriculum for grades K-6 and 7-12, a teacher training manual, administration manual, and parent citizen brochure, are briefly described. Classroom activities involve brainstorming and student analysis of their responses through categorization to clarify their fluency, flexibility, and originality. Classroom implementation requirements, including initial training and followup costs, are noted. A brief note on program evaluation is followed by implementation information about timelines and opportunities to visit Project ICE adoption sites. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Creative Education, Sewell, NJ.
Identifiers: Institute for Creative Education
Note: Paper presented at the Tri State Conference for Gifted Children (Blackwood, NJ, October 20, 1984).