One criticism of modern, American education is that students are taught to memorize correct answers but not taught creative thinking and problem solving. In this in-depth, 6-hour course, Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., delves deeply into essential strategies for developing creative thinking in the classroom. She believes that creative thinking is an essential component leading to the long-term success of gifted students educationally, personally, and professionally. Creative thinking has long been considered the highest form of mental functioning. Dr. Juntune explains how idea generation is the foundation of creative thinking, and she provides applicable tools you can use to help students generate new ideas.
Over the course of six modules, Dr. Juntune will share:
- Lessons from her own background in the field of creativity
- The importance of nurturing creativity
- Developing creative thinkers for the future
- Preparing students to become cutting-edge creative thinkers
- The differences between fluency and flexibility
- The basics of mind sketching, and
- And so much more!
Dr. Joyce Juntune is a renowned consultant, trainer, professor, and lecturer with more than 45 years of experience in the field of education. She is an instructional associate professor at Texas A&M University, and she teaches graduate-level courses in her expert areas of intelligence, child and adolescent development, educational psychology, giftedness, and creativity. She has focused the majority of her career on the areas of intelligence and gifted and talented education. Dr. Juntune has served as the executive director for the National Association for Gifted Children and the Institute for Applied Creativity at Texas A&M University.
Erin – GREGORY-PORTLAND ISD (verified owner) –
This course gives great examples on how to bring creative thinking to your classroom.
Amber – Private Pay (verified owner) –
I like the different ideas given to improve critical thinking.
Isabel – Pilot (verified owner) –
Kristen – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
I think I got so much insight from this course.
Kelley – LAKE TRAVIS ISD (verified owner) –
This course offers many ideas to add to the curriculum to bolster creative thinking with your students.
Guadalupe – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
I really enjoyed learning about the SCAMPER technique and the rest of the information mentioned in this training;
Elizabeth – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
helpful and detailed
Kimberly – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
Blanca – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
It was an incredible course with a variety of useful instructional strategies to use for creative thinking. Highly recommend.
Christina – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner) –
I like the activities given in this course. I plan to use some of them for various subjects. I also like the filler activities