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Creativity Belongs in the Classroom (Level 1)

Encourage lifelong learning, improve focus, reduce anxiety and enhance thinking in your classroom or program. Creativity is a learned and trained process for getting the most out of higher level thinking and problem solving of your students. Learn how to embed creativity easily into your lessons, using strategies that will help unlock your students ability to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers. This course is appropriate for anyone who works with youth and also satisfies the H.Q.P.D. Gifted competencies of A, B, and D.

Format: Asynchronous Learning and Coaching Duration: 8 hours Facilitator: Laurie Trotter

  • Introduction
  • Task 1: 30 Circles Activity
  • Envisioning
  • Task 2: Reflection - 30 Circles Activity
  • Concepts & Content
  • Task 3a: Teaching Creativity
  • Task 3b: Fluency
  • Task 3c: Flexibility
  • Task 3d: Originality
  • Task 3e: Elaboration
  • Task 3f: Review - Teaching Creativity
  • Application
  • Task 4a: Design - Creativity Lesson Plan
  • Task 4b: Revise - Creativity Lesson Plan
  • Task 4c: Implement - Creativity Lesson Plan
  • Task 4d: Reflect - Implications for Future Practice
  • Course Evaluation
  • Task 5: Evaluation Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever