Workshops by Carolyn Coil

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Carolyn is an internationally known speaker, author, trainer, consultant and educator. An enthusiastic, motivating and energetic speaker, she has worked in the field of education for more than 40 years.  Carolyn is known for her energy, enthusiasm, practical knowledge and down-to-earth presentation style. 


She works with teachers, parents and administrators offering realistic and user-friendly strategies for raising student achievement, motivating underachievers, dealing with children with overexcitabilities, differentiating curriculum, teaching critical and creative thinking, and assessing student performance.  Carolyn has taught graduate-level education courses since 1989.

She presents workshops at educational conferences and for schools and school districts on a wide variety of topics. She has taught at all grade levels and has been an Adjunct Professor at several different universities.  Carolyn has presented workshops throughout the United States and in Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, the Marshall Islands, Spain, Germany, Ecuador, Croatia, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Mexico, Canada, China, Indonesia, India, the Philippines and South Korea. 


Carolyn has a BA degree from the University of Maryland and MA and Ed D degrees from the University of South Florida. She is the author of many journal articles and a number of best-selling educational books published by Pieces of Learning in the United States and Hawker Brownlow Education in Australia.

Rave Reviews:

"One teacher has absolutely blown me away with how much she's internalized the training! She used your model to create a rubric and task cards for a Tic-Tac-Toe assessment for her 12th grade literature class after reading a Chang Rae Lee's novel, and the kid's projects were STELLAR! I was so impressed by the presentations I saw. SHE was so impressed that she sent some of the projects on to the author! She said the training was one of the best she's been to! Kudos to you! You really made a difference in her teaching."

"Carolyn, you are always so inspirational! You make differentiation seem attainable. I always enjoy your useful workshops! Thank you for sharing your ideas to help oodles of teachers."

"Excellent! You are so detailed and down to Earth—very user friendly."

"Enjoy the practical applications and resources that Carolyn shares. Thanks Carolyn. I have some good ideas for high school, now."

"Carolyn provided us with quick ways to integrate creativity and critical thinking. She allowed us to work in groups and participate in the session."

"This session helped me to regain my perspective as an educator. The content was very rich and relevant. The presentation went above and beyond."

"Fantastic presentation. Great tools to take away and use for those unmotivated students."

Featured Video:
Dr Carolyn Coil illustrated one of the strategies to motivate underachieving students at the 2021 'Motivating Underachievers' webinar
Differentiation in a Nutshell: Top Strategies for Differentiated Instruction

Date/Time: 30 September 2022 (Fri), 8:30am to 10:30am SGT (GMT+8hr)

Venue: Online via Zoom


Join Dr. Carolyn Coil for a brief introduction and overview of differentiation. We will take a look at the Coil Horizontal and Vertical Differentiation Model as a means of understanding this concept. Additionally, you will be introduced to and see examples of four differentiation strategies including Curriculum Compacting, Criteria Cards, Tic-Tac-Toe student choices and Tiered Lessons and Units. This short webinar will focus on ideas you can use right away. We hope it will encourage you to see Carolyn in person in November’s full day workshops to learn much more!

Differentiating Curriculum and Assessment using Local (Singapore) Standards

Date/Time: 16-17 November 2022 (Thu), 9:00am to 4:00pm SGT (GMT+8hr)

Venue: Singapore


Teachers have a wider range of students than ever before.  Our students have marked differences in ability levels, readiness, interests, learning styles and language acquisition.  Yet they are in the same class and grade level, and all need to meet the same standards.  How can teachers meet the needs of all students when those needs are so diverse?  This workshop focuses on practical strategies showing the “how-to” of differentiation.

Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills in the Standards-Based Classroom

Date/Time: 18 November 2022 (Fri), 9:00am to 4:00pm SGT (GMT+8hr)

Venue: Singapore


Recent research shows that today’s students are less creative and less analytical than those of earlier generations.  Yet critical and creative thinking are two essential 21st century skills. In this interactive workshop, Carolyn shows how to infuse the 4C’s - Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking - into classrooms at all grade levels.