Presenters: David Sebek, Joe Bernhart, Troy Drayton, GT Innovators 
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

When teachers focus on holistic learning, they educate the whole person rather than just the mind. In this 1-hour course, the education experts at GT Innovators will teach you how to use dance, poems, art, and media to creatively present material. Discover top combining and remixing tips and examples in this exciting course.

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Creativity is important because it educates the whole person, not just the brain. The education experts at GT Innovators say the best way to teach this creativity is through combining and remixing, which means teaching traditional subjects in new and unusual ways. Through the use of combining and remixing, teachers can discover unique ways to communicate their lessons to their class. Educators can use mediums like dance, poems, and art to creatively present their material. Learn the top combining and remixing tips and examples in this exciting course.

In this 1-hour course, you will discover:

  • Strategies for instilling the skills students will need in order to thrive in a rapidly changing world
  • How to combine existing elements as a catalyst for creativity
  • Strategies for exercising creativity through remixing

    Presenter Bio

    David Sebek is co-founder of GT Innovators which was formed in 2011 by three educators who wanted to change the world of professional development for teachers. David has been offering unique professional development solutions to school districts in and around the Texas Gulf Coast Region. Mr. Sebek was the 2011 TAGT State Teacher of the Year for the Gifted and have coached various problem solving teams to Regional, State and International Competitions through Destination Imagination and Future Problem Solvers. 

    Joe Bernhart is an author, speaker, and expert in researching and implementing curriculum with a focus on creativity, differentiation, and the social/emotional needs of GT students with an ever-developing expertise on their nature and needs as well. Building on over a decade of previous experience working in an inner city middle school in Houston ISD as a teacher, English department chair, parent coordinator, and Title I coordinator, Mr. Bernhart’s expertise transcends and traverses content areas and demographic definitions, allowing him to be part of a team that offers high quality professional development to meet the diverse needs of teachers in diverse settings. 

    Troy Drayton has thirteen years of experience teaching in public schools, with 8 years as English/Language Arts (ELA) Department Head. Mr. Drayton has a Bachelor’s degree in English Composition and Language with an emphasis on Linguistics and a minor in Music from the University of North Texas. He completed his Master’s degree in Administrational Leadership and Supervision from the University of Houston in 2008, but has remained in the classroom because teaching is his true passion. 

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    4 reviews for Future Proofing Your Students – Combining and Remixing

    1. Kimberly – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      I enjoyed this course

    2. Danny – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


    3. Ronald – ALAMO HEIGHTS ISD (verified owner)

      Central idea of remix provides good opportunities for cross-curricular assignments.

    4. Cecilia – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

      Simply put and extremely helpful.

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