Creative problem solving is as important as STEM, and a day-long hack-a-thon based in California is putting the focus on creativity instead of coding. A developer in today’s world needs more than engineering, math, and tech skills. The process of creating product is also about design-thinking, creativity, and communication competencies, according to a press release.
While attending an Adobe Education Leader summit, educator Lisa Gottfried came up with the idea of producing the first-ever Create-a-thon to showcase student creative work. With sponsorship from Adobe, she launched her initiative, a day-long design challenge workshop in which the best creative work was ultimately presented at the Napa Lighted Art Festival. Students were given an entire day to explore, create, make, and share their works of art with international artists in the festival. Gottfried is in the process of expanding the program.
Lisa Gottfried is recognized internationally for innovation in education, according to the release. She is an Adobe Education Leader and teaches Digital Design at New Technology High School. She is also an adjunct professor for Touro University, California in the Innovative Education Master’s program.
The Global Search for Education welcomes the Founder of Global Create- a-thon, Lisa Gottfried.