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. Lorena – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  2. Marta – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course!

  3. Norma – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was interesting

  4. Irma – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)


  5. Pamela – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Spot on awesome.

  6. Maria – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)


  7. Jonathan – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    It was good.

  8. Lynnette – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting course!

  9. Christine – CARROLL ISD (verified owner)

    Geared toward Elementary in presentation.

  10. Nora – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Great course! Pay attention and take notes.

  11. Morgan – CARROLL ISD (verified owner)

    I loved learning different ways in which I can help my kids be more creative.

  12. Daniela – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course. Easy to follow.

  13. Ben – HUGHES SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting & fresh.

  14. Rebecca – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    Loved the activities!

  15. Barbara – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Well presented with different resources and options to implement.

  16. Sandra – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas and good refresher of SCAMPER. The active questioning is good differentiation/higher level creative thinking process.

  17. Briana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This was a very interesting course, and it allowed me to learn of different ways to introduce creativity during different content area activities.

  18. Beth – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    It was enjoyable!

  19. Melissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course helped me think out of the box. A different approach for delivery of the lessons is refreshing to bring to the classroom.

  20. Maribel – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I loved the strategies presented to help out bring creativity in students; especially, I liked the 6 Hats and the Questivities.

  21. Denise – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course! I really try to have my students think creativity because I can see many of them lacking that skill. I loved the activities and actually doing them! I will definitely use them in my class the next school year!

  22. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was very informative!

  23. Celina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was very interesting and useful.

  24. Susana – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    She was very thorough with her 4 creative activities to use with our G.T. students. They’re fun and easy to implement in the classroom. I look forward to incorporating them across all interdisciplinary studies.

  25. Liliana – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Lots of ideas

  26. Sariea – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Very easily applied and insightful

  27. Jessi – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I didn’t like that you have to create a lesson plan but are only given 15 minutes. There was some good information but the overall setup felt tedious.

  28. MIGUEL A – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great course. A lot of great ideas to use.

  29. Renee – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting course on creativity. A lot more interactive and engaging compared to others.

  30. Matthew – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    I liked the course and especially benefitted from the 6 Thinking Hats approach.

  31. CYNTHIA A – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    This course gave a lot of practical ideas to use in my own classroom. The presenter makes the material teacher friendly.

  32. Isabel – HARMONY SCIENCE ACAD (EL PASO) (verified owner)

    It was really fun to take. I enjoyed this training very much!!

  33. David – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    I like the course. I think it could be apply in any teaching subject. I teach PE and I think is going to provide me with tools to have a more creative class.

  34. Erica – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Its good and informative

  35. Diana – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    This course was very interesting and very easy to follow and understand. The presentation was very organized and the presenter was easy to follow.

  36. Rosalinda – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    It is very informative. Great ideas for creative learning.

  37. FRANCISCA – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I think this course was thorough and took my step by step for successful implementation.

  38. Deanna – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed learning the new strategies.

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

    It had strong take aways.

  40. Jacqueline – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    The course is a very useful tool to use with GT or Regular class setting. It provides many chances for students to communicate without feeling they have the wrong answer. All answers are valid ,so they will feel more secured.

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

    I like the questioning and brainstorming. So often students are in the mindset that there has to be a right answer when there are many possible answers.

  42. Juanita – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great experience, had time to plan lessons and share thoughts.

  43. Eva – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Learned great techniques to apply in my classroom to increase creativity and critical thinking.

  44. Jennifer – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    Great techniques and materials to use in the classroom immediately – very hands on!

  45. Angela – COLUMBIA-BRAZORIA ISD (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful course! It was very helpful!

  46. Jessica – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    It is very informative and has a lot of great activities.

  47. Rachel – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    This is really not applicable to my area of study. I do not see my using this information ever.

  48. Elizabeth – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Really like the activities presented. Will be using them in my classroom.

  49. PERLA – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It is a great course. The activities mentioned, really get the kids to think outside the box, without making lessons overly complicated.

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

    I enjoyed the course finding new ways to implement a lesson and to challenge my GT students.

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