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

We tell students to think outside the box, but how do they learn to think this way? Help students improve their problem solving and creativity skills by applying different thinking techniques with the SCAMPER strategy. Learn more in this course taught by Carolyn Coil.

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How do we teach students not only to think outside the box, but not even worry about the box?  Using the SCAMPER strategy, teachers can help students learn to apply seven different thinking techniques to spark creativity and enhance problem solving skills. In Creativity x 4 – SCAMPER, Carolyn Coil discusses how the SCAMPER strategy can strengthen creative thinking in students’ writing, discussions, projects, and performances.

This course covers:

  • Applying the SCAMPER strategy to today’s standards and content
  • A practice activity
  • A sample SCAMPER 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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39 reviews for Creativity x 4 – SCAMPER

  1. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Course was good informative and really makes you think how to lead students to better comprehension of text.

  2. Anne – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this course and learned a few new strategies that will help my students. The presenter is fun and keeps your attention.

  3. Edgar – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    It was very easy to follow

  4. Gabriela – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  5. Brooke – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    Dr. Knight’s presentations are very informative and engaging.

  6. Eric – MONROEVILLE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Informative. Hit on strategies and ideas I already use so it confirmed my own thought processes. Also added some new ways of looking at things.

  7. Tamara – Mobile County School District (verified owner)

    Nice course! Concise, informative!

  8. Peter – TEAYS VALLEY LOCAL (verified owner)

    I liked this class! Quick and efficient literacy. I’m taking away a lot of ideas to use with my students when we return to school. Even for watching a video presentation, the speaker was engaging. Glad I signed up to take this course.

  9. adriana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    gave me good example of reading strategies that i want to utilize in class.

  10. Leigh Ann – CHARDON LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course is attended for middle school and high school teachers more than primary.

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