Welcome to The Raising Creative Thinkers Academy.

Find research based help to stimulate learning:

1) Basic plan - workshop recording + 6 simple implementation tools.

2) Prime plan - Same workshop recording + 15 tools and resources.
    We are happy to offer it for 
a discounted price in light of the new school year

    until Sep 30 (Regular price 225$).

3) Teach Best 2020-1 - Exclusive research based strategy posts supporting in times of change.

1. Workshop Recording for PBL & SEL by 5 E's Basic + Prime:

 

Take a glimpse into creative children's minds - endless possibilities, incredible associations and surprising mediations between details and ideas, to turn those innate traits into social-emotional skills.

  • 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 STEAM learning, leadership teaching and education innovation 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 students.
  • 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, students will bond with you with grateful hearts. Moreover, you will learn to see qualities where you saw flaws, in yourself and in the children. You will discover creative strategies to support students in both classical and 21st century learning, which will help you grow a caring, creative and communicative environment around you.
  • By the end it will be clear how the 5 E’s method helps 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 – creative.
  • This workshop replay is of a zoom session that took place on May, 2020. It offers hope for educators dealing with dynamic change.

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 in the workshop recording  to be inspired by this highly creative person. Michelle's lifelong research has brought about this  inspirational workshop.
Deep-dive into teaching and educating today's brighter than ever kids for future readiness
.
Michelle's STEAM 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.
  • "Excellent, well planned,        good details."

  • "She is a very special creative leader."

  • "The only Wow I gave."

"Michelle has a very absorbing way of speaking, illustrating
and engaging her audience. 

I learned, laughed and was amazed."

Participants in Michelle Korenfeld's workshops at the Creative Problem Solving Institute 2019,

The University at Buffalo, NY.

 Ellen Koronet, LNK Creative, from Michelle's workshop
at the Florida Creativity Conference 2017.

2.a. Bonus tools for PBL & SEL by 5 E's Basic + Prime:

  • Project-Based Learning, Reviewing Progress and Creative Problem Solving Kit - 

    This is a 4 steps coloring pages tool that has 3 uses: To develop a project, to examine what children learned and drew on, and to solve a problem and meet a challenge. 
    It is based on the 5 E’s strategy: Explore, Experience, Examine, Elevate and Express.

    (Worth 25$)

  • Creative Environment Check List - 

    This is a one-page PDF offering a simple to implement 10 items check list for making a learning or work environment creative.

    It is based on research and on Michelle Korenfeld's lifelong creative practice. Share it with your colleagues to find out how to support creativity, care, communication and collaboration.

    (Worth 10$)

  • The Pearl Expressions for Creative Conversations - 

    This is a one page check list for guiding creative conversations. 

    Share this check list with your colleagues and students. Or simply hang on the board for a constant reminder on how to talk in ways that make others listen, cooperate, and enjoy a playful molding of  ideas into the best-suited solutions.

    (Worth 10$)

  • The Tree-Heart Instant Meditation Coloring Page - 

    Grounding and energizing coloring page based on the instant meditation exercised in the workshop replay. 

    (Worth 10$)

  • Identifying Gifts and Fulfilling Potential Kit - 

    A 5 steps check list to help identify the students' gifts and to make a plan on how to fulfill the potentials. It will give you a better understanding of the whole child. You will be able to support learners' self-confidence and make individual development plans for greater success.

    (Worth 25$)

  • The Stone-Heart Instant Meditation Coloring Page - 

    This is a releasing anger tool based on the instant meditation done in the workshop replay.

    The aim is to release aggression in order to be at our best for the children. It can also be used by students to manage emotions and behaviors.

    (Worth 10$)

2.b. Bonus tools for Prime plan only:

  •          Paradigm Shift Tool 

    We may have the best intentions about raising creative thinkers.

    Yet hidden concepts, such that we have been raised upon, come in our way. They are like a blind spot. We are not aware that there is something we are missing. We just feel that our efforts are not fruitful. This tool helps becoming aware of hidden concepts, provides an alternative and a method to apply it to your needs.

    (Worth 25$)

  • The Quick Guide to Solving Problems, Making Decisions
    and Driving Innovation

    Apply the simple 5 E's method that synthesizes problem solving, decision making and innovation. The 5 E’s strategy gives people the feeling: ‘I can do it’. Generate ideas, develop creative solutions, and apply dynamic change competencies in 5 steps: Explore, Experience, Examine, Elevate and Express. A great tool for professional learning communities.

    (Worth 25$)

  • How to Overcome Challenges in Adopting New Creative Strategies

    This is a check list on what would hinder successful innovation in school and what would help, regarding the following challenges:

    teachers isolation; motivation; autonomy; tools for dynamic change; ethics; educational concept; assessment; the students; the parents; counselors; learning materials and educational technologies; teachers’ professional development; administration; principals and superintendents; political, economic and academic leadership; and the media.

    (Worth 25$)

  • Empowering Tool toward Engaging with Energetic Kids - 

    This is a PDF taking you through a journey of inspiring meditative paintings, to connect with your inner strengths, recharge and feel grounded, caring and impactful.

     

    The last page is a creative coloring page. Have its photo, or one of the paintings' photo on your phone. Take a look, whenever needed, and be immediately at that containing charismatic place you want to be.

    This PDF offers the  full Tree-Heart Instant Meditation, so you can share it with colleagues.

    (Worth 30$)

  • Attention Deficit Disorder- Creative Coping Strategies - 

    Make friends with the diversity of attention challenges by a story that provides practical tools. Let the creative strategies presented in the story ignite you toward helping students find attention while learning at home or at school. Give the kids a hand-out to learn about their individual attention struggles and provide best strategic routes to success based on a table that sums up the story.

    (Worth 25$)

  • Social-Emotional and Project-Based Learning by 5 E's Lesson Planner - 

    This is a simple frame to plan an engaging lesson that nurtures curiosity, openness, cognitive flexibility, cooperative behavior, emotion & behavior regulation, self directness and growth mindset. In the process of such
    a lesson students develop an original education product
    by the 5 E's PBL method.

    (Available only as a bonus of the prime plan.)

Anti-Bullying STEAM Program - 

Help children gain self-confidence in themselves and with others, ignited by the animal world. Identifying with the story “In the Shade of an Old Tree” the children are invited to provide their own advice on how to regulate emotions and behavior, becoming better friends. Coloring and drawings inspired by the prompts they embrace a shield against bullying ignited by their own advice.

 

Engage students with experiential activities and musical fun. Teach kids without them noticing about the food chain. Nurture curiosity introducing terms like diversity and relativity. Instill values of protecting nature and send the message that we need to proactively protect our mates and handle relationships with care.

 

Empower those that need to become assertive, and balance those that tend toward aggression. Invite the kids into an adventure of discovery for an anti-bullying education, or should we say proactive behavior education, that lasts.

 

This social emotional learning tool is a 41 pages PDF in letter format. It offers several engaging lesson plans. You can use the download to print and copy the coloring pages for your students, and to show the paintings as a presentation or as laminated teaching aids.

(Worth 45$)

The Win-Win Solution - Your own bonus project based learning unit from The Pillars of Leadership program - Teaching elementary students leadership by 5 C’s: Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and most of all…Curiosity!

This project will help you build a safe and collaborative learning environment.
It offers 2 lesson plans.
 Based on the story Compare, Compete and Cooperate, the students are ignited with social emotional and leadership skills and inspired to enact a play with their suggested solutions.

(Worth 40$)                                      

Problem-Solving Keys and Secret Keys - 
This is the list Michelle uses in the workshop replay to guide the process of 
identifying your educational challenge and helping you outline how to best meet it.
 
It is the product of years of research, yet is very simple and user-friendly. You can use it to solve problems for yourself and/or with colleagues together with the Project-Based, Creative Problem-Solving and Reviewing Progress bonus kit.
(Available only as bonus of the prime plan.)

PBL teacher training certificates

PBL & SEL 5E's Basic
certificate:
PBL and SEL by 5 E's method.
PBL & SEL 5 E's Prime
certificate:
PBL and SEL by 5 E's method, dynamic change and lesson plans.
© 2017 by Michelle Korenfeld, Raising Creative Thinkers.