Time:  Dec 02, 2020
Location:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:  Virtual

Children and Screens held the #AskTheExperts webinar “How to Build Creativity” on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at 12:00pm EST via Zoom. This workshop was moderated by esteemed researcher Robert Bilder, PhD, Director of the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity and Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UCLA.

An interdisciplinary panel of leading psychologists, researchers, and artists shared information about the science of creativity and how to enhance creative thinking in children on-and off line. Panelists discussed what the research says about the role of imagination, individuality, and inventiveness as core skills of social emotional intelligence, math, science, and other fields. The panel also examined what impairs creative thinking, and what we know about unstructured vs structured play and time. At the end of the workshop, talented artists and musicians demonstrated “live” an array of creative ideas to inspire kids at home.


  • Robert Bilder, PhD

    Director; Distinguished Professor of Psychology The Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity; UCLA
  • Audrey Cui

    2019 Finalist MIT THINK Scholars Program
  • Darya Zabelina, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychology University of Arkansas
  • Brooke Nuesfsky

    2020 Finalist MIT THINK Scholars Program
  • Natalie Evans

    Graduate Student Temple University
  • Brandon Niederauer

    Musician, Actor
  • Dana Koops

    Actress; Screenwriter; Director; Recipient 2020 Outstanding Director Award, Young Artists Academy
  • Zorana Ivcevic Pringle, PhD

    Director The Creativity and Emotions Lab, Yale University
  • Joanna Kaczorowska, PhD

    Director Undergraduate Performance Studies, Stony Brook University
  • Charlotte Reznick, PhD

    Child and Educational Psychologist; Author The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success
  • Pamela Burnard, PhD

    Professor of Arts, Creativities, and Educations University of Cambridge
  • Emily Howard

    Art Teacher

Video and Resources

Watch a recording of the webinar "How to Build Creativity," read the transcript, and view other related content in Learn and Explore.