Presenter: Bob Iseminger, Pieces of Learning
Core Area: Creativity & Instruction 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
Hours: 3

Creativity is elusive. It’s hard to put a grade on, or test for creativity. As a result, it is often devalued in traditional learning environments. Bob Iseminger believes that infusing creativity back into our classrooms is essential for the success of our gifted and talented students.

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Over the last decade creativity and creative thought have been de-emphasized because of a strong focus on standardized testing education. In this 3-hour course, Bob Iseminger discusses the importance of developing creativity and provides strategies for embedding creativity development in classroom lessons and content.

In this course, you will receive:

  • Definitions and characteristics of creative thinking
  • An inventory of students’ creative processes
  • An overview of the four basic creative thinking skills
  • Practical strategies for building fluency, flexibility and elaboration

Presenter Bio

Bob Iseminger has over 25 years of experience in public education as a classroom teacher, math resource teacher, and coordinator of a gifted education magnet center. He has worked in both urban and suburban settings at the elementary and middle school levels, and in a consulting capacity with high school students. Mr. Iseminger currently serves as a staff development consultant for school districts nationwide in addition to presenting at state gifted conferences. He is the co-author of several books including “Cultivating Classroom Conversations” and “Choice and Challenge: Engaging Anchor Activities for the Differentiated Classroom”. 

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594 reviews for Infusing Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills in the Gifted Classroom (3-Hour)

  1. Ana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course was well-presented. The explanations and activities were relevant and adaptable to different grade levels.

  2. Jennifer – LUBBOCK ISD (verified owner)

    There was great information about creative thinking.

  3. Melissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  4. Jennifer – Pilot (verified owner)

    I like that the course was chunked. I also like that he demonstrates the activities.

  5. Jeanette – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    the best

  6. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very good examples used in presentation. Great strategies covered that could be used in any subject.

  7. Erin – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    This course gave me ideas for concrete strategies I can implement in my classroom to engage students in creative thinking.

  8. Myra – Angleton ISD (verified owner)

    I liked learning new strategies to teach creative thinking.

  9. Susana – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    It is a great course! The ideas/activities provided are very interesting and engaging.

  10. Daniel – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)


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