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Educator Workshops

Educators’ jobs are challenging. 

We know; we’ve been there.  The good news is, we are here to support and inspire you, ease the stress, and share strategies that help you do your job well so that you and your students are creatively nourished.   

Our educator workshops are fun, engaging, active, inspiring, and deep with content. 

We work with schools that want to integrate the depth of creative thinking skills with their content to deepen learning and increase engagement.

Workshop Sampling
(There are more where these came from. Contact us for additional offerings!)

90-Minute Creativity Boost

Ignite your teachers with this fast-paced, 90-minute session that will reinvigorate participants’ own creative thinking.  Each participant will walk away with a packet of simple activities and resources to enhance student creative and critical thinking skills, such as fluency, flexibility, abstract reasoning, and elaboration. Activities can be quickly and easily plugged into lesson plans across subject areas.

Extreme Lesson Creativity Makeover with TIM

Have you ever felt that one of your lessons is lacking in deeper-level thinking and student engagement?  Bring your dullest 30 to 60-minute lesson to this session, where we will use principles from the Torrance Incubation Model and our colleague-resources to explore deeper learning possibilities.  We’ll work as a group to demonstrate, then set you off on your own to shine up your own lesson on the spot!

Creative Writing, Content, and Rigor

This hands-on workshop inspires writing ideas that encourage higher level creative and critical thinking across subjects.  Teachers experience the power of creative writing catalysts to engage a wide spectrum of writers, from reluctant to eager to advanced. They learn and devise ways to apply it across content areas to improve student observation skills, attention to detail, and self-expression.

Learning in 3D: Supporting Creative Thinkers in the Classroom

Did you know that the most highly creative learners often struggle in school and many are thought to lack intelligence or focus?  This fun and surprising workshop presents research on creative thinkers, simple guidelines for identification, and easy strategies to help them engage while giving all of your students the opportunity to develop highly needed creative thinking skills.

Our clients include:

Topa Topa Elementary School, Ojai, CA | Ojai Unified School District, Ojai, CA | Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY | Rippowam Cisqua School, Mt. Kisco, NY | International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT | Monica Ros School, Ojai, CA | The Thacher School, Ojai, CA | Ojai Valley School, Ojai, CA | Crane Country Day School, Montecito, CA | Rotary Club of Ojai, CA | Los Virgenes Unified School District, Agoura Hills, CA | Santa Maria-Bonita School District, Santa Maria, CA | California Association for Gifted | Connecticut Association for the Gifted | Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity/Center for Gifted, Glenview, IL | Tri-County GATE Council, Ventura, CA | College Summit, Washington, DC | Minds in Motion, Middletown, CT | Financial Means, Santa Barbara, CA | International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY | Bookopolis, Menlo Park, CA | Byrdseed.TV, Orange County, CA | National Association for Gifted Children | Anonymous Heads of School, coaching | Hundreds of families and students

In the 30 years that I’ve been in education, this year’s back-to-school night was the most outstanding that I’ve ever seen. Our teachers are energized, vibrant, joyous, intelligent, and they spoke so enthusiastically. Many of them talked about the importance of including higher level thinking in their classes, and gave examples of what they have planned for the year. It is really quite inspiring, and their time with you was a catalyst for this.
— Head of Independent School