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GATE: Creative and Productive Thinking

This is an elective course in the GATE Specialized Studies.

Course Description

Explore the questioning techniques and methods used to enhance and prompt critical, creative and logical thinking in a gifted student. Use these strategies in either the integrated classroom or the specialized GATE program. Learn to teach valuable thinking skills through a variety of activities which focus on the student's actually thinking about the thought processes. Contrary to many schools of thought, both creative thinking and logical thinking can be taught and enhanced with various techniques.

Please register for the course at least one week prior to the start date.

  • Details
  • $375
  • May 24, 2021 to June 13, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00204
  • ID/Units: EDUC X372.93  (1.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2021


Valerie Jasinski is a gifted education coordinator for a public school district in central Ohio. She also is currently working with Mount Saint Joseph University to develop its Gifted Education Endorsement program for teachers. She holds a master's degree in gifted education from the University of South Florida. Valerie has been in education for over fifteen years, eight of which she has worked in the area of gifted education. Over her career, Valerie has worked in both the state of Ohio and the state of Florida. She brings a unique perspective of how gifted education differs across various states and shares her experiences during her various speaking engagements throughout the Midwest.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START05/24/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END06/13/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---