Creativity x 4 (6-Hour)


Presenter: Carolyn Coil, Pieces of Learning
Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Two recent studies have shown that creativity in students has been on the decline since 1990, yet creativity has been identified as one of the four most important learning and innovation skills for the 21st century. Reverse this trend in your classroom with activities that encourage creative problem solving.

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In this course, Carolyn Coil explains why students are less creative than earlier generations and why this trend must be reversed for 21st century learners. Using Ms. Coil’s unique lesson plan formats, you will be able to develop creative thinking in your students as well as assess student creativity through open-ended assessment tools.

In this 6-hour course, you will learn:

  • The critical case for teaching creativity in the 21st century
  • How creativity and giftedness are related
  • Criteria and methods for assessing creative projects and presentations
  • Four standards-based lesson plan formats to use in developing creativity and higher-level 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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339 reviews for Creativity x 4 (6-Hour)

  1. Rachel – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    I liked that it was well organized and easy to navigate. Having the handout was excellent.

  2. Aide – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the course set up. I liked we had an outline, an example and then we would build our own. We have a place to start for our own lessons.

  3. Marcos – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the overview of the different techniques. It was nice to learn about SCAMPER, Questivities, and Encounters as options to engage with students and to enhance their creativity.


    I think these strategies are great, but they need to be adapted for all disciplines.

  5. Melissa – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    Great interactive course!

  6. Daniela – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course.

  7. Tanya – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    I loved learning about new ways of sparking creativity and I look forward to creating more lessons like these, using these concepts.

  8. Rodolfo – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative with lots of new creative ideas.

  9. Alexandria – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    I found it to be very helpful.

  10. Andrea – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    Very cool ideas about how to get kids thinking differently. Lots of ways to incorpoorate strategies that encourage interdisciplinary ideas.

  11. Maribel – VICTORIA ISD (verified owner)

    Some of the ideas were a bit long to implement.

  12. Viron – VICTORIA ISD (verified owner)


  13. Elizabeth – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Great infor!

  14. Karen – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Real life scenarios.

  15. Haci – HARMONY SCIENCE ACAD (EL PASO) (verified owner)

    Thank you so much , very professional presented and so good activity for me.

  16. Daryl – VICTORIA ISD (verified owner)

    Great creativity!

  17. Laura – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course and participating in the activities.

  18. Colette – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    I feel like I can take some of the activities and use them to enrich our class’s thinking and creativity. I had not heard of them before. I can see students having a fun time and having more courage to talk to each other.

  19. Bertha – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  20. Brooke – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    It was very informative and gave some great ideas.

  21. Lisa – Private Pay (verified owner)

    It was very easy to navigate. It had good information regarding creativity.

  22. Kathryn – VICTORIA ISD (verified owner)

    I appreciated the immediacy of the forms that will allow me to extend my activities in the classroom with my students.

  23. Christopher – WYLIE ISD (verified owner)

    This is an excellent course for learning four creative strategies to engage your students in higher level thinking.

  24. Lee Anne – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very Interesting

  25. Erick – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)


  26. Sara – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    good information, just a lot of information

  27. Emily – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    effective and useful

  28. Ester – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Presenter provided a variety of strategies to enhance creativity of gifted students. It was a very interesting and enjoyable.

  29. Leonor – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  30. Michelle – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  31. Arizbeth – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    it has been a very helpful way to encourage students to think out of the box.

  32. Lynden – EANES ISD (verified owner)

    I think that it is a very good course. So often I see kids wanting to just know the one answer and the only answer. Also, they don’t think about the what ifs. I believe that they have to be taught this over time.

  33. Kelley – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    I thought it was very informative and useful

  34. Diana – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Intriguing ideas about how to get students to talk and discuss new ideas. Great for GT kids.

  35. Susan – GROVETON ISD (verified owner)

    We gained some good ideas for motivating creativity.

  36. Emily – WYLIE ISD (verified owner)

    engaging activities to promote creativity and differentiation

  37. Norma – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    The course was very informational about the different lesson plans you can incorporate in the classroom, very good ideas.

  38. Yolanda – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informational and easy to follow. I enjoyed the ready made handouts as they give me quick access to the notes and examples explained in the presentation.

  39. Perla – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course is very explicit. It gives very good examples, and it is easy to follow. The course is informative, and it is something we can use in the classroom.

  40. Amy – WYLIE ISD (verified owner)

    These are great activities to help promote more creative thinking from students and would be good additions to lessons I already teach.

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