Sparking Student Creativity Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving

ISBN-10: 1416619356

ISBN-13: 9781416619352

Edition: 2014

Authors: Patti Drapeau

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Teaching isn't merely transmitting knowledge to students; it's also about teaching students to approach learning in engaging and unexpected ways. in Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, author and researcher Patti Drapeau explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today's standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom. the book vividly and comprehensively shows* How creative lessons can meet and extend the expectations of curriculum standards such as the Common Core State Standards,* How to incorporate creativity and assessment into daily classroom practices, * How to develop a Creativity Road Map to guide instruction, and * How to design lessons that prompt and support creative thinking.In addition, the book includes 40 "grab and go" ideas that infuse lesson plans with a spirit of exploration. No matter what grade levels or content areas you teach, Sparking Student Creativity will help you to produce creative lesson components that directly address critical content, target specific standards, and require thoughtful products from students as they grow into independent learners and become successful students and adults.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 9/23/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Patti Drapeau is an educational consultant, trainer, author, and internationally known presenter. She has over twenty-five years of classroom experience teaching students and coordinating programs in Freeport, Maine. Drapeau currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine, where she teaches graduate courses in differentiation, curriculum integration, critical and creative thinking, education of the gifted and talented, and curriculum and methods for teaching gifted and talented students. She is also a certified trainer for the IIM (Independent Investigation Method) research model. Drapeau developed a curriculum model for the regular classroom called "Affective Perspectives: Combining Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, and Affect." She has authored a variety of articles for the "Maine Exchange" and is the author of the best-selling book Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers , published by Scholastic Publishers.nbsp; Drapeaunbsp;is an international presenter in the United States and Canada, presentingnbsp;at hundreds of national, state, and regional conferences as well as conductingnbsp;district workshops focused on the needs of all students. She presents keynotes and workshop sessions that are designed to be: Researched based Practical Interactive Product oriented Customized

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