(246 customer reviews)

Presenter: Carolyn Coil, Pieces of Learning
Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Two recent studies have shown that creativity in students has been on the decline since 1990, yet creativity has been identified as one of the four most important learning and innovation skills for the 21st century. Reverse this trend in your classroom with activities that encourage creative problem solving.

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In this course, Carolyn Coil explains why students are less creative than earlier generations and why this trend must be reversed for 21st century learners. Using Ms. Coil’s unique lesson plan formats, you will be able to develop creative thinking in your students as well as assess student creativity through open-ended assessment tools.

In this 6-hour course, you will learn:

  • The critical case for teaching creativity in the 21st century
  • How creativity and giftedness are related
  • Criteria and methods for assessing creative projects and presentations
  • Four standards-based lesson plan formats to use in developing creativity and higher-level thinking
This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c, f, g and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 3.1, 5.1, 5.2.

Presenter Bio

Carolyn Coil is an internationally known speaker, author, trainer, consultant, and educator. In her workshops, professional development courses, seminars and keynotes, she is an enthusiastic, motivating and energetic presenter. An Adjunct Professor and Resource Specialist, Carolyn offers single and multiple-day staff development on RTI progress monitoring strategies, implementing differentiation in the classroom, practical strategies for raising student achievement, developing critical and creative thinking, motivating underachievers, gifted education, implementing a variety of assessment strategies, and dealing with the problems and challenges associated with preparing ourselves and our children for living and working in the 21st Century. 

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246 reviews for Creativity x 4 (6-Hour)

  1. Katy – WYLIE ISD (verified owner)

    I have gotten great ideas and forms of questioning that will definitely enhance my teaching this next school year!

  2. Rebecca – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    There are some good strategies in this course. Taking it online, though, it tended to drag out a bit.

  3. Jessica – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent course

  4. Stephanie – WESTERVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    While she says it can be adapted to secondary, at least in the math field, there are few examples.

  5. margarita – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    great course. It offered in depth understanding of the concepts and provided hands on lesson plan production that can be used after the training

  6. Shelley – East Muskingum Local Schools (verified owner)

    Not very interesting

  7. Liliana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I thought that this course was very eye opening. I think that it really targets a student’s creativity with very concrete assignments and methods. The methods are very easy to implement in class.

  8. Shannon – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    Very informative and helpful. Well explained and organized.

  9. Leticia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great activities to incorporate in class.

  10. Lindsey – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    It was a lot of helpful and creative tools to use in the classroom.

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