Infusing Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills in the Gifted Classroom (3-Hour)

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Infusing Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills in the Gifted Classroom (3-Hour)


Presenter: Bob Iseminger, Pieces of Learning
Core Area: Creativity & Instruction 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
Hours: 3

Creativity is elusive. It’s hard to put a grade on, or test for creativity. As a result, it is often devalued in traditional learning environments. Bob Iseminger believes that infusing creativity back into our classrooms is essential for the success of our gifted and talented students.

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Over the last decade creativity and creative thought have been de-emphasized because of a strong focus on standardized testing education. In this 3-hour course, Bob Iseminger discusses the importance of developing creativity and provides strategies for embedding creativity development in classroom lessons and content.

In this course, you will receive:

  • Definitions and characteristics of creative thinking
  • An inventory of students’ creative processes
  • An overview of the four basic creative thinking skills
  • Practical strategies for building fluency, flexibility and elaboration

Mr. Iseminger has over 25 years of experience in public education as a classroom teacher, math resource teacher, and coordinator of a gifted education magnet center. He has worked in both urban and suburban settings at the elementary and middle school levels, and in a consulting capacity with high school students. Mr. Iseminger currently serves as a staff development consultant for school districts nationwide in addition to presenting at state gifted conferences. He is the co-author of several books including “Cultivating Classroom Conversations” and “Choice and Challenge: Engaging Anchor Activities for the Differentiated Classroom”

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