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Free Online Challenges @ Whee CreATe

ARE YOU LOOKING to INSPIRE CREATIVE and CRITICAL THINKING and PROVIDE ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES for YOUR STUDENTS?  

Announcing: WHEE CreATe 2021-22

free virtual program where children and youth from ages 6-18 can use their creativity to solve problems, tackle challenges, and create works of art.  

 Check it out here: https://wheecreate.wcu.edu

  • Every month, beginning October 1, 2021, and running through March 2022, two challenges will be posted.  Participants are welcome to complete one or both of the challenges. As a no stress event, participants can spend as little or as much time as they like on their products. 

  • Participants can post videos, images, or written descriptions of their response to the challenge.  

  • Materials for addressing the challenges should be ones typically found at home.  We strongly encourage reusing, recycling, and repurposing materials. 

  • Each entry will receive feedback and comments from other participants, as well as university faculty, teachers, etc. 

  • At the completion of the program (April 2022) all participants will receive a personalized certificate of completion, and prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 

    **Most creative invention (in 3 age groups) 

    **Most creative artistic expression (spoken, performance, visual) (in 3 age groups) 

    **Overall creativity (to compete in this category, participants must have posted for at   least four different challenges.) 

    **Most creative use of materials found at home 

To Participate:  Follow these easy steps.   

  1. Go to the Whee CreATe website, https://wheecreate.wcu.edu register for an account. 
  2. Read through the challenges.  Choose one or both to complete. 
  3. Complete and post your challenge! 
  4. After completing the challenge, submit to the Google Drive, and we will post your picture, video, or link that showcases what you created. 
  5. Take a look at what other participants have envisioned for the challenge and use the “like” button to show your enthusiasm or add a comment below the entry. 

Other Features: 

Take a look at what other participants have envisioned for the challenge and use the “like” button show your enthusiasm or add a comment below the entry. 

The site features creativity tips for teachers, parents, and participants. https://wheecreate.wcu.edu 

Assistance with registration is available!  Just contact Rose Torda at ratorda1@catamount.wcu.edu

Please help us spread the word by sharing this email with folks who may be interested. 

If you have questions about WHEE CreATe, contact Lisa Bloom (bloom@wcu.edu) & Kristy Doss (kkdoss@wcu.edu).