Welcome to The Raising Creative Thinkers Academy - Become the educator you always wanted to be!
One page outline for implementing creativity education!
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Make teaching creative by 5 Es and solve problems on the go.
Use this tool as your first aid support & lifelong strategy.
Simplify implementing 21st century learning.
3 hours quick transformational training + 6 lasting tools.
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Stimulating recorded workshop - Listen at your own time.
Creative online teaching tools - pave your path to success.
Find focus and meaning. Fill up with hope and energy.
Get exclusive access to 12 research-based strategy articles!
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Make Project Based Learning work by strategy and hand-outs.
Foster the 4 C's for 21st century learning professionality.
Find best practice tips to help students overcome problems.
Save time by doing things right.
What is the video training? It is a stimulating workshop recording.
Take a glimpse into creative children's minds - endless possibilities, incredible associations and surprising mediations between details and ideas. Turn those innate traits into social-emotional skills, implementing PBL by 5 E's: Explore, Experience, Examine, Elevate and Express.
Your host - Michelle Korenfeld
Michelle Korenfeld is a lifelong creativity educator, Amazon author, 21st century learning curriculum developer, facilitator, painter and poet, whose purpose is nurturing curiosity in children’s hearts and minds. Engage yourself with this workshop recording to be inspired by this highly creative person. Michelle's lifelong research has brought about this concise & stimulating teacher training. Dive into educating today's brighter than ever kids toward 21st century readiness.
Michelle's best children's social-emotional learning book, Creative Children Like the Animals of the World, and her Raising Creative Thinkers Guidebook are based on her teaching at the Dr. Erica Landau Institute for the Advancement of Youth to Excellence and Creativity in Tel-Aviv.
Scientifically, Michelle's materials are based on conversations with Dr. Moshe Rishpon, who established the Clore Garden of Science and The Science Oriented Youth Department in the Weizmann Institute. This is a pioneer program in science education and a leader of that field worldwide.
Michelle believes that all children need and deserve the kind of education gifted students experienced in those institutes for the past 40-50 years. Alumni of the courses in those two establishments became leaders of their fields of expertise in Israel and globally. They said
it all began at those courses, where they were given the opportunity to explore, experience
and express. Curiosity to develop projects was ignited, overwhelming emotions and behaviors were balanced, and social-emotional skills were nurtured to bring success.
Surprise yourself by specifying your challenge as an educator.
Be ignited by a short video of inspiring art to slide up a simple process and reach a to the point plan for fulfilling your goal.
Grow as a mentor by the Tree-Heart and Stone-Heart instant meditations.
Combine intuition and mind to Identify yours and the children’s gifts based on the 21st century skills and the multiple intelligences.
Outline what to do to fulfill those gifts.
Discover Project Based and Social-Emotional learning with new eyes.
Be empowered by the creativity forever magic.
The workshop offers 2 processes of planning how to meet your challenge and of outlining how to fulfill creative gifts
for yourself and for the children and youth.
Heartwarming paintings will connect you with inner strengths to grow as a creativity and excellence inspiring educator.
STEAM ideas will ignite you to nurture children’s curiosity. Therefore, learners will bond with you with grateful hearts. Moreover, you will see qualities where you saw flaws, in yourself and in the children. You will discover creative strategies to support students in 21st century learning, which will help you grow a caring, creative and communicative learning environment.
By the end it will be clear how the 5 E’s help promote social-emotional skills and educate in a project-based learning approach. Since the method is child centered and based on a caring approach, it will make learners smile at you enjoying cooperating and studying toward better scores.
Discover this strategy to make education fun, stimulating, relevant, effective, and most of all – promoting creative thinking.
This workshop replay is of a zoom session that took place on May 2020. It offers hope for educators dealing with dynamic change.
"Excellent, well planned, good details."
"She is a very special creative leader."
"The only Wow I gave."
Participants in Michelle Korenfeld's workshops at the Creative Problem-Solving Institute 2019,
The University at Buffalo, NY.
"Michelle has a very absorbing way of speaking, illustrating
and engaging her audience.
I learned, laughed and was amazed."
Ellen Koronet, LNK Creative, participant in Michelle's workshop at the Florida Creativity Conference 2017.
Bonus tools for the Get Creative plan:
Project-Based Learning, Reviewing Progress and Creative Problem Solving Kit -
Focus students during abstract processes of project-based learning. This is a 4 pages PDF that visually helps students develop their ideas and draw an outline for an educational product. Great also for reviewing progress and developing plans to meet challenges.
Creative Environment Check List -
Discover the 10 most important things to see to in order to create creative learning environments.
Post on the wall in the class or the teachers' lounge, for a constant reminder to foster care, communication, and creativity.
The Pearl Expressions for Creative Conversations -
This is a one-page handout for students to establish a community of learners. Discover the fundamentals of creative conversations, provide sentence starters, and support optimism and humor in the classroom.
The Tree-Heart Instant Meditation Coloring Page
Ground yourself and energize toward the lessens by a visual meditation tool, always available
in your phone and in your heart.
Identifying Gifts and Fulfilling Potential Kit -
This is a tool to identify a student's individual potential and to outline how to fulfill it.
Inside you will find a list of the 21st century skills, an outline of the multiple intelligences, and guiding questions.
The Stone-Heart Instant Meditation Coloring Page
Sometimes we need to get rid of anger or anxiety instantly, in order to model care and creativity in the classroom.
This is a visual tool for an immediate release pf anger. Also, very useful for your students, in times of trouble.
How to Avoid PBL Implementation Difficulties by Fostering Creative Problem-Solving -
Tips & Hand-outs (The Defining Problem Statement Tool; The Need-to-Know hand-out; The Get-to-Know Myself as a Groupmate Tool; The Time-Table hand-out; The Reflection & Formative Assessment Hand-out)
Teaching Ethics Toward the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics