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What You Will Learn

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Curiosity may have killed the cat; but are schools killing curiosity? Research shows that curiosity is one of the strongest indicators of academic success, but it is often underemphasized or even discouraged in the classroom.

During this 90-minute webinar, presenter Terra Tarango will share strategies to unleash students’ curiosity and to boost creativity and critical thinking skills. Attendees will learn how to cultivate the creative problem-solver and the critical thinker in each of their students. Practical strategies will be shared that will help flex students’ creative and critical thinking muscles.

Ms. Tarango will help attendees discover the importance of classroom climate when it comes to critical and creative thinking and the teacher's role in supporting a “thinking classroom.” She will also provide practical techniques for promoting critical and creative thinking and for creating a “thinking culture” within a classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish between (and know when to work on) divergent and convergent thinking
  • Learn strategies to strengthen creative thinking in students
  • Master techniques to strengthen critical thinking in students
  • Gain insights into ways to help students move between creative and critical thinking
  • Establish criteria for a creating a supportive “thinking culture” in the classroom


You Will Also Receive

The 49.00 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.


Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Terra Tarango progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.


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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.
$295

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

RECORDED: Single-Use Version
Grade Levels: K-12

RECORDED DVD
Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.


Terra Tarango
About the Presenter

Terra Tarango is an expert in instructional climate and culture and has devoted her career to increasing curiosity, creativity and critical thinking in the classroom. As the founder of Blue Apple, she is a fierce advocate of teachers and of helping them make project-based learning a reality. Tarango has vast experience in educational publishing and services and currently serves as the Chief Education Officer at the Van Andel Institute for Education along with her work as the founder of Blue Apple. She oversees innovative student programming, game-changing teacher professional development and the grass-roots implementation of Blue Apple projects where teachers inspire students to make the world a better place. Prior to joining VAI, Tarango served as President of Staff Development for Educators, one of the largest providers of professional development for pre-K through 12th-grade educators in the U.S.