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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 HQPD Gifted competencies of A, B, and D.

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

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