Presenter: Carolyn Coil, Pieces of Learning
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.4
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Introducing simple activities to help motivate students toward creative thinking is easier than you think. With strategies like encounter lessons, you can help students learn to apply listening and thinking skills to stimulate creativity. Learn more in this course taught by Carolyn Coil.

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Collaboration and communication are key components to enhancing creative thinking. Help students practice and develop these skills early on in their learning through encounter lessons. In Creativity x 4 – Encounter Lessons, Carolyn Coil discusses how encounter lessons encourage good listening and stimulate creativity and higher-level thinking.

This course covers:

  • An introduction to encounter lessons, including standards, directions, and boundary breakers
  • Differentiated extenders for encounter lessons
  • How to set the stage for encounter lessons
  • A practice activity
  • A sample lesson plan format

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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4 reviews for Creativity X 4 – Encounter Lessons

  1. Nikki – MANSFIELD ISD (verified owner)

    I think this is great for classroom teachers, but not really applicable for intervention teachers.

  2. Samuel – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and useful.

  3. Arnoldo – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    I probably wouldn’t use it in my class.

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