Presenters: David Sebek, Joe Bernhart, Troy Drayton, GT Innovators 
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

What do Wuzzels, marshmallows, and dog pictures have in common? They are all tools you can use to help introduce and cultivate creative thinking in your classroom! Students with well-developed creative thinking skills will be able to apply those skills in every area of education. Join the team at GT Innovators and learn easy, hands-on strategies you can use in your class today to equip your students for a future of creativity.

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We all want to help our students be more creative, but how do we actually achieve that? The enthusiastic trio of educators from GT Innovators is here to help you out. Students with well-developed creative thinking skills will be able to apply those skills in every area of learning. You can help them thrive in creativity. This course is packed full of easy and practical ways to introduce and cultivate creative thinking skills to students. Educators will learn about games, activities, and exercises that are perfect for stretching your students’ creative muscles.

After taking this 1-hour course, you will walk away with:

  • Strategies for instilling the skills students will need in order to thrive in a rapidly changing world
  • Tools to equip your students for a future of creativity

    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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    6 reviews for Future Proofing Your Students – Tools for Creativity

    1. Jodi – SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (verified owner)

      I got a few ideas to use in my classroom.

    2. Ronald – ALAMO HEIGHTS ISD (verified owner)

      Okay, but not necessarily structured around key points.

    3. Dawn – LUBBOCK ISD (verified owner)

      Good tips and strategies for beginning teachers or someone
      looking for answers to creativity in a classroom

    4. Sean – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

      I loved the spaghetti activity. That was very enlightening

    5. Laura – Private Pay (verified owner)

      I love the ideas brought in this course. i am always looking for new ways to pull creativity from my students.

    6. Rachel – VAN WERT CITY (verified owner)

      Get course with great ideas!

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