Creativity: It’s Not What You Think!

Looking for fresh new teacher pd ideas?  Check out this one-of-a-kind, innovative 212 CreativED course on creativity.  In this fast-paced, fun and interactive course, participants will be exposed to dozens of ideas for how to be creative, on demand. The course is centered around a parable, which is designed to raise curiosity and embed these ideas into long-term memory, to be easily recalled when needed. During the story, participants are presented with four challenges that they, and the characters in the story, must overcome, using the techniques learned.

New teacher PD ideas abound in this workshop! 


  • Unpack myths about creativity
  • Start to believe the impossible is possible
  • Learn the ability to generate more ideas than ever thought possible
  • Experience techniques to help lead a fun, spontaneous and creative life!
  • Develop an enormous toolbox filled with tools for being creative on demand


The course begins by unpacking some myths about creativity, and learning that creativity can, in fact be taught, and everyone can become more creative. The story is told throughout the day, and the participants learn many techniques for overcoming the challenges in the story, and applying those techniques to real life situations. Some of the skills and techniques participants learn are:

  • NPD
  • Satisficing
  • Breaking Routines
  • Journaling, Brainstorming
  • Random Provocation
  • No Time
  • 5 whys
  • Six thinking hats
  • cognitive realignment
  • The Super Mario Effect