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


Workshop Description


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. 

Workshop participants will learn ways to teach and use these skills in their classrooms.  Featured are four formats - Questivities™, SCAMPER, Six Thinking Hats and Encounter Lessons - that enhance and encourage critical and creative thinking. In this workshop, everyone will participate in four lessons (one example from each format) so that they will understand how each works.  There will also be time for writing lessons appropriate for their grade level or content area. 


Learning Intentions

•    To understand what creativity is and how to develop it
•    To learn ways to develop lessons that have both creativity and critical thinking
•    To see and learn to write four examples of lesson/unit formats that enhance creativity and critical thinking

Recommended books by Carolyn Coil available from Pieces of Learning, publisher

•    Creativity x 4
•    Differentiated Activities & Assessments Using Your State Standards


Target Audience: Zonal Directors, Cluster Superintendents, School Leaders, Heads of Department, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Key Personnel, Teachers (K-12)

Benefits of Attending This Workshop:

Achieve desired practical learning outcomes

Have access to workshop resources

Enjoy live interaction with our presenter in real-time

Tea breaks and lunch are provided

Own a certificate of achievement

Workshop Registration Details

Presenter: Dr Carolyn Coil

Date & Time: 18 November 2022 (Fri), 9:00am to 4:00pm SGT

Venue: *Singapore (exact location TBC)

Registration Closing: 25 October 2022

Session Fee (nett per pax):

First 2 participants: S$350.00

Next 2 participants: **S$325.00

Subsequent participants: **S$300.00

Early Bird: Register by 29 July 2022 (incl.) for additional 10% discount

***Package Deal: Same participant who also registered for 'Differentiating Curriculum and Assessment using Local (Singapore) Standards' workshop on 16-17 November 2022 will be eligible for a further S$50.00 discount.


Please note:

*In-person workshops may be converted into online sessions at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. If it occurs as such, the date(s)/timing of the workshop may be subjected to changes and the registration fee will be adjusted accordingly. Participants who are affected by the changes will be informed asap.

**The discounted tier fee only applies to participants from the SAME organisation registering for the SAME session.

***Participants are encouraged to register for both workshops as recommended by the presenter because they compliment each other.

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  1. A place will be reserved for you upon receipt of your registration.

  2. A confirmation email with the respective workshop details will be sent to you at least one week before the session.

For Payment

  1. We accept payment by 'IFAAS e-invoice' (for MOE schools/organisations only), 'Bank/Telegraphic transfer' and 'PayNow' to UEN: 201724937R. Select your payment mode in the registration form. An invoice will be generated to the Finance Officer according to the payment mode selected.

  2. Payments are to be made in the currency of Singapore Dollars (SGD) and in full amount within 30 days of the invoice date.

  3. For payment by 'Bank/Telegraphic transfer' and 'PayNow', please indicate the invoice number as the bill reference number. For 'PayNow' payment, please select the 'PayNow to UEN' option. Please enter UEN:201724937R and the correct payment amount. Indicate the invoice number as the bill reference number.

  4. Please note that we are not accepting cash or cheques. Self-funding individuals could pay by 'Bank/Telegraphic transfer' or 'PayNow'.

  5. Any bank charges incurred as a result of bank/telegraphic transfers will have to be borne by the payer.


Illumien Asia accepts one-to-one replacement for registered participants who are unable to attend for various reasons. For such cases, kindly inform Illumien Asia beforehand if possible so that our participants' records are up-to-date.


Withdrawal / No-Show
For any withdrawal or no-show, participants will be subjected to the following charges:

Withdrawal Notice Period - Penalty

More than 14 days - 50% of course fee

14 days or less - 100% of course fee

No-Show - 100% of course fee

Illumien Asia reserves the right to change or cancel the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, all registrants will receive full refund.