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

How do you get students to take projects more seriously while enjoying the learning process, rather than defaulting to “just getting it done?” In this course, Carolyn Coil discusses how the Questivities strategy can help inspire more critical thinking and creativity to bring deeper meaning to student projects.

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Research shows that creativity among U.S. students has fallen since 1990. Help turn those statistics around with new strategies to inspire creative thinking in the classroom, an essential skill for students today. In Creativity x 4 – Creative Thinking and Technology, Carolyn Coil provides recommendations for encouraging more creative thinking in the classroom.

This course covers:

  • Understanding what has caused the drop in creativity
  • Strategies for integrating creativity and technology
  • Encouraging divergent thinking
  • How to assess creative projects

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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9 reviews for Creativity x 4 – Questivities

  1. Kyle – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    Very useful training, great resource for projects to enhance creativity

  2. Zelene – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I liked the questioning activity. I wish she could have provided more examples for other content areas.

  3. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Course is interesting on how to help students create their own questions for their project activity.

  4. Melanie – Mobile County School District (verified owner)

    Relevant to gifted curriculum and easy to follow.

  5. Pamela – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    I love the structure/format of the questivities page!

  6. Samuel – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    Very useful training.

  7. Anna L. – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Awesome activity ideas!! Framework to ensure your students will think outside thebox!

  8. Jerry – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Enjoyed better than most.

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