Do you want to bring more creativity into your classroom, but you aren’t sure how? Do you wonder if you even have time for creativity in your daily schedule? This workshop covers the Torrance Incubation Model for incorporating creative thinking as part of your daily content lessons.
Participants will be able to:
Define creativity and what it means within a classroom context
Recognize and practice creative thinking skills and design experiences that target those skills
Utilize the Torrance Incubation Model for lesson planning to create engaging lessons with a creative thread woven throughout
- Defining creativity: Write your thoughts about what creativity is. Think of one especially creative student you’ve had and describe them.
- Pick three (six for 15-hour certificate) of the creativity skills and think of ways to heighten anticipation using each of those skills.
- Using one lesson you have to teach in the near future, rework it using the Torrance Incubation Model.
- Reflect on your definition of creativity that you wrote at the beginning. Share your takeaways from the workshop.
- (For 15-hour certificate) Implement your TIM lesson and complete a reflection.
- (For 15-hour certificate) Implement one of the Creativity Skills Games from the booklet in the resources and complete a reflection.
10-hour or 15-hour Certificate available for professional development upon completion of course and assignments (extra assignments required for 15-hour certificate).
- Excerpt: Weaving Creativity Into Every Strand of Your Curriculum by Cyndi Burnett and Julia Figliotti
- Three Articles: An Overview of TIM by Mary Murdock and Sue Keller-Mathers
- What is creativity?
- standard definition and myths
- Torrance’s definition
- The Torrance Incubation Model overview
- 3 stages + skills
- example lesson
- The creative thinking skills
- understanding Torrance's 18 skills
- practicing creative thinking with the skills
- The Stages of TIM
- Heightening Anticipation
- Deepening Expectations
- Extending the Learning
- Applying TIM to a lesson
Follow-along workbook with information and exercises for synthesizing the content
Collaborative document for generating ways to support creative skills
Poster of 10 Creative Skills
Booklet of 7 classroom games to practice creativity skills
Graphic of Torrance Incubation Model by Mary Murdock and Sue Keller-Mathers
Excerpt of Weaving Creativity Into Every Strand of Your Curriculum by Cyndi Burnett and Julia Figliotti
Three article overview of TIM by Mary Murdock and Sue Keller-Mathers
Template for TIM lesson planning with example
Membership in Fablevision FLOW Facebook group
Sara has taught preschool, first grade, and third grade in public schools and has also trained to facilitate self-directed learning. She has a BS in Human Development and Family Studies and MS in Creativity from the International Center for Studies in Creativity. Her interests lie in the intersection of creativity and learning.