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"