(288 customer reviews)

Presenter: Bob Iseminger, Pieces of Learning
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

What good is a tool if we do not teach a child how to use it? If information is a tool, critical thinking skills are the key to making that information useful for our students. In this course, you will learn how technology in the 21st century has changed the way G/T students interact with information and how it helps them build critical thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.  

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The current cohort of high school students are the first in history to grow up as digital natives. That means they are the first generation to be surrounded by digital media since birth. At a time when information is more available than ever, critical thinking and creativity are at a low in our student populations. In Building Critical Thinking Skills and Infusing Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills into the Gifted and Talented Classroom, Bob Iseminger tackles these tough challenges with practical application for your G/T classroom.

In this 6-hour course, you will learn:

  • The definition of critical thinking
  • The many types of learning supported by the brain
  • Lower and higher level questioning The auditory/sequential and visual/spatial processes of the brain
  • Strategies for developing creative 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

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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288 reviews for Building Critical Thinking Skills and Infusing Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills into the Gifted and Talented Classroom (6-Hour)

  1. Veronica – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    This course was exceptionally informative and filled with creative and engaging activities for students. Truly enjoyed it. Thank you.

  2. Matthew – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    Very detailed. Thank you for the information.

  3. Misty – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent activities to implement in class right away!

  4. BRENDA – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    The course not only backed up it’s theory with data and research, but also provided useful activities and techniques to readily apply in a real classroom.

  5. John – CANUTILLO ISD (verified owner)

    I really liked it because it gives you simple strategies that anyone can use in the class, regardless of subject or grade level. Also, you aren’t overwhelmed with too many strategies. They give them to you, tell you the logic behind them, and give you examples.I really liked it, and I learned a lot about how to use simple activities to get higher level thinking.

  6. Diane – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this training.

  7. Patricia – ALAMO HEIGHTS ISD (verified owner)

    The modules are great. It is nice that if I get busy I can pause or just come back another day and pick up easily where I left off.

  8. Lauren – HARMONY SCIENCE ACAD – SAN ANTONIO DISTRICT (verified owner)

    This course provides a lot of helpful activities that are sure to challenge G/T students without fear of leaving struggling students behind. I would highly recommend and encourage other educators to take a good look at these activities and think about how they can be used in the classroom.


    Very informative!

  10. Matthew – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    It was an enjoyable course to take.

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