Building Critical Thinking Skills and Infusing Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills into the Gifted and Talented Classroom (6-Hour)


Presenter: Bob Iseminger, Pieces of Learning
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

What good is a tool if we do not teach a child how to use it? If information is a tool, critical thinking skills are the key to making that information useful for our students. In this course, you will learn how technology in the 21st century has changed the way G/T students interact with information and how it helps them build critical thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.  

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The current cohort of high school students are the first in history to grow up as digital natives. That means they are the first generation to be surrounded by digital media since birth. At a time when information is more available than ever, critical thinking and creativity are at a low in our student populations. In Building Critical Thinking Skills and Infusing Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills into the Gifted and Talented Classroom, Bob Iseminger tackles these tough challenges with practical application for your G/T classroom.

In this 6-hour course, you will learn:

  • The definition of critical thinking
  • The many types of learning supported by the brain
  • Lower and higher level questioning The auditory/sequential and visual/spatial processes of the brain
  • Strategies for developing creative thinking
This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c, f, g and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 3.1, 5.1, 5.2.

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525 reviews for Building Critical Thinking Skills and Infusing Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills into the Gifted and Talented Classroom (6-Hour)

  1. Ana – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    I prefer taking online courses over in person. I like working at my own pace.

  2. Eleni – Bedford City School District (verified owner)

    This course provided me with some new strategies to use with my students.

  3. Sarahi – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was a good refresher on strategies.

  4. Chadrick – Private Pay (verified owner)

    It was ok. I was nervous when he said iPod’s in the first module. I thought it was going to be really dated but it was fine.

  5. Agustin – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Highly recommend this course! Bob does an amazing job at presenting all aspects of this presentation with ease and the activities are very engaging!

  6. Shavonda – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    Great strategies for developing both critical and creative thinking skills. I also love how there are intentional breaks embedded (quick ones) to process what you’ve heard and test your understanding.

  7. David – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course

  8. Carrie – East Muskingum Local Schools (verified owner)

    Very good, love the classroom activities!

  9. Leighann – EANES ISD (verified owner)

    I’ve seen these activities

  10. Kristine – LA GRANGE ISD (verified owner)

    Gave tools to be used immediately in the classroom with little to no prep.

  11. Cynthia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    The course was very helpful especially with giving ideas for thinking strategies.

  12. elvia – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    This course gave me a lot of ideas for this upcoming year with my students.

  13. Monica – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    The strategies presented in this course can easily be implemented in the classroom.

  14. Christina – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    This course provided a good variety of strategies to use in any classroom (including math).

  15. ALEJANDRA – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    kept me engaged, good presenter

  16. Enrique – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    It is a great course that will help teacher to use excellent strategies

  17. Antonia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It is awesome!

  18. Brenda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great Course

  19. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Good Strategies and ideas that can be used in most any classroom.

  20. Irma – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    Enjoyed this course. Loved the activities.

  21. Tiffani – CHISUM ISD (verified owner)

    It was informative.

  22. Rocio – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great information.

  23. Gloria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very good refresher.

  24. Nathan – EANES ISD (verified owner)

    Course was fine. Not the most engaging.

  25. Karen – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course is very helpful on how to plan and incorporate Critical Thinking in the classroom with Gifted students.

  26. Jose – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    The flexibility of the course was enjoyable

  27. Larry – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    The give practical ideas that can be used for all student levels not just gifted students,

  28. Tina – WESTERVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    It has helpful ideas and knowledge, but is difficult to pay attention to.

  29. Lizette – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Inciteful and full of excellent strategies.

  30. Maria – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I love that I was given strategies that I can take and use with my students on day one.

  31. Mayte – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great training!

  32. Idalia – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    It was very informative. I enjoyed it!

  33. Johann – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    Good information that can be applied in the classroom

  34. Lam – CLEAR CREEK ISD (verified owner)

    I would have preferred a higher quality video with a powerpoint or closed captions.

  35. Wilson – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    This was a good course and the instructor was great and professional.

  36. Alyssa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great strategies

  37. Beatrice – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    The strategies and information are helpful, interesting, and useful.

  38. Diana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    exellent GT strategies

  39. Julisa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It is very informative.

  40. Henry – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very good activities presented.

  41. Alyssa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  42. Mindy – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    It had a lot of activities that can be used in the classroom and was very interesting.

  43. Karina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course provided creative strategies that will challenge students to build on critical thinking skills.

  44. Brenda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Is a great course that provide you with great techniques to improve the learning experience on the students.

  45. Jaclyn – LA GRANGE ISD (verified owner)

    A lot of it was things I’ve gotten in other professional development. So, sound ideas, just not fresh.

  46. Sandra – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  47. Meagan – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting and different from other GT trainings I’ve attended.

  48. Mimi – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    The presentation was good and the presenter had great ideas for the classroom.

  49. Clarissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course was great!

  50. Miguel – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    I liked the ideas of activities that allow students to be creative in class which will bolster collaboration and discussions and this leads to critical thinking.

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