Do your students innovate and solve problems creatively?
The teachers were inspired and ready to begin the year with one PBL unit in place. They thanked me for a workshop with meaning, structure, and support for innovative teaching that was useful for them in the classroom. We all absolutely loved Kris!!! I can't thank you all enough for providing such an amazing presenter! I can't wait to see all this hard work from our teachers translate into the classroom experience. Again, a big shout out for Kris and the TeachThought team. You definitely helped our teachers grow!!!
-Janet Jenkins, Director of General Studies
Thank you for changing the way I teach!
-Jana McCarthy, elementary teacher
Thank you so much for giving us (the teachers) the tools to make real education happen! Finally!
-Amy Guier, middle school english teacher
This is a must-attend workshop. It really changed my perspective on what exactly I should be teaching through my content.
-Philip Ellis, high school science teacher
We were constantly engaged in group activities and discussion/dialogue. Excellent trainer with a lot of knowledge and understanding about PBL, it took me out of my comfort zone!
-Shafaq Imran, teacher
Thank you very much. I have a new "light" on how to get my students to think on their own and at a deeper level.
-Morgan Payton, middle school ELA teacher
The content is excellent and the presenter was highly effective.
-Jim Whitaker, high school social studies teacher
This is effective and worthwhile professional development.
-Emilie Clemmens, math teacher and curriculum coordinator
I enjoyed the workshop. I am able to use what I learned in my classroom!
-Tonya Jones, elementary teacher
Well designed learning presentations and activities...wonderful enriching learning activity.
-Marlene Burek, Manager of Special Education
Fantastic job facilitating a super helpful workshop. I hope to have an opportunity to attend a TeachThought PD again soon!
-Leann Turner, agriculture sciences teacher
Excellent training, built confidence in teachers to further become facilitators of student learning!
-Ron Lockhart, high school math teacher
I found this to be more informative and useful than any other PD I've participated in.
-Deborah Shirley, Elementary Teacher
All feedback from my teacher was positive. She reported that the articles John sent were informative, the conversation was both clarifying and insightful, and the strategies were immediately useful. This is all great news! I have reported back to my administrative team and recommended that we keep Virtual Coaching in mind as we finish up our end of year evaluation conversations.
-Heather Bishop, Language & Literacy Department Chair
Our workshops engage, inspire and provide practical strategies for growing more creativity in your classroom.
Bringing creative problem solving tools and techniques into the classroom
One Day Workshop
Life is full of problems, no matter how old you are. How would you like your students to be able to look at the problems they are facing – in school, at home, and as a society – and see them as challenges and opportunities? Creativity and problem solving are essential skills for everyone to have. As an educator, you have been given the opportunity to help today’s youth solve tomorrow’s problems in more efficient, creative ways! Take advantage of your influence and encourage your students to be the best they can be.
This session will cover a range of Creative Problem Solving tools and techniques that you can teach your students. It will also help you understand your own personal problem solving style!
How to deliberately integrate creative thinking skills into the classroom
One Day Workshop
We know that educators want creativity in their classrooms, but often struggle with what creativity looks like in a classroom, and how to bring creative thinking skills into a classroom setting with an already packed lesson schedule. That’s why we interviewed over 100 teachers and creativity experts to find the language and tips for bringing creativity into any content area. The skills that we focused on stem from research by E. Paul Torrance and other creativity scholars. And now, we’re excited to bring key points and tips from these interviews and skills to you!
Discover multiple ways to use essential creative thinking skills in your own lessons, and reflect on how to organically integrate these skills into any subject that you teach! With this set of tools and techniques that you will be able to deliberately adopt, personalize, and run with, you will look at creativity and creative thinking in the classroom in a whole new light!