Creation Stations – Engaging the Primary Learner

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Creation Stations – Engaging the Primary Learner


Presenter: Ashleigh Murphy &; Nancy Bryant, Katy ISD
Core Area: Creativity & Instruction
, Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary
Hours: 1

Are you ready to create an out-of-the-box literature program? Using children’s books in the classroom isn’t just a good way to increase vocabulary and teach literacy. There are other ideas that can be taught through literature too

The course “Creation Stations: Engaging the Primary G/T Learner,” will teach you how to create a literature program that will help students engage in creative thinking, critical thinking, and communication skills.

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Let primary students amaze you with creativity and critical thinking skills. Discover great resources that are probably already in the school library to help you explore results-based thinking. Come with an open mind, willing hands, and a loving heart for the littlest learners!

In this course, participants will use children’s literature to help primary learners: 

  • Engage in creative thinking, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Better understand acceptance and individuality
  • Practice problem-solving
  • Develop visual and spatial thinking skills
Ashleigh Murphey is a Gifted and Talented teacher in Katy ISD at Rylander Elementary. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Education specializing in English as a Second Language and Gifted & Talented education from Baylor University. Then she continued her education at Vanderbilt-Peabody University where she earned a Masters of Education specializing in Gifted & Talented education. Murphey started her teaching career in Australia for two years and then moved to Vietnam for one year. Since her international school experience, she has been teaching in Katy ISD for five years.

Nancy Bryant is a graduate of the University of Houston and has been teaching in gifted education for 18 years. Her experience includes AP/GT English for 11th and 12th grades, 9th grade Pre-AP/GT English, and Challenge (Gifted Pull-Out program) for grades K-5. Bryant currently holds teaching certifications in English/Language Arts, Elementary EC-4, and the TEA Gifted and Talented endorsement. She loves working with students of all ages, and it is her goal to always challenge them to reach their full potential, both socially and academically.

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