Educators

Sparkitivity

Extreme Lesson Creativity Makeover with TIM

(full-day workshop)

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 (TIM) 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!

90-Minute Creativity Boost

(half-day workshop)

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.

Learning in 3D: Supporting Innovators in the Classroom

(half-day workshop)

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.

Grassroots Innovative Change

A new, in-depth approach to professional development and lasting creative culture.

Would you like your faculty to enhance their best teaching practices to attain the deepest levels of student engagement and critical and creative thinking?

Lasting change starts with a strong leader with a vision who is willing to take the long view and build from the ground up, to create a culture that incorporates practices and processes that support creative thinking at all levels. We always begin by assessing your goals and needs. Then we conduct key stakeholder interviews and develop a customized approach that builds on the strengths of your school’s people and culture. Take a look at how one school did it using the cohort approach.