Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area:
Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Leave behind the glitter and glue dots. Creativity in the classroom is less about art projects and more about helping students develop creative thinking skills. In this six-hour course, “Creativity and Instructional Strategies,” Lisa Van Gemert guides teachers through an in-depth look at how to bring creative instruction into their classrooms. Discover resources, inspiration, and knowledge that will make educators excited about teaching with creativity.

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Incorporating creativity into the classroom isn’t just about making art projects or decorations. It’s about teaching students to approach problems creatively and become richer, deeper thinkers.  Lisa Van Gemert, award-winning educational consultant, guides teachers through an in-depth look at how to bring creative instruction into their classrooms. This six-hour course, “Creativity and Instructional Strategies,” dives deep into what creativity is and how to use it in the classroom. 

Ms. Van Gemert uses data and research to explain the educational and personal benefits that students gain when they learn to think creatively. She addresses common myths about creativity, such as that it’s only useful for lower elementary grades or for certain subjects. After taking this course educators will have the resources, inspiration, and knowledge they need to make their classrooms engaging and exciting through creativity.

In this course educators will learn about:

  • How creativity affects a student’s learning 
  • Resources for cultivating a creative classroom
  • Creative activities
  • Humor and creativity
Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas.

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1363 reviews for Creativity & Instructional Strategies (6 Hour)

  1. Nicole – CARROLL ISD (verified owner)

    It was great!

  2. Rebeca – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    I love all the examples and creativity activities that can be used in the classroom.

  3. LORI – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed all the great ideas!

  4. Leigh – COLUMBIA-BRAZORIA ISD (verified owner)

    I have taken two of Lisa Van Gemert’s GT Updates online and have thoroughly enjoyed them. One reason being that I can take the course while in my pajamas and two because she always gets me excited about returning each August and trying out her ideas in my classroom. Also, she provides me with affirmation that I am not a total nut when I pretend to have tv gameshows in my classroom with my students.

  5. Elise – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and helpful.

  6. Veronica – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    I loved all the additional resources and ideas for activities.

  7. Kyle – HUNTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I loved it.

  8. Robert – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very well thought out and interesting. Speaker provided many examples and resources.

  9. Naomi – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent course. Even better if I can return to its content.

  10. Dorothea – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    this course was very informative

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