Workshop attracts teachers from 15 districts

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The Portage County Educational Service Center recently hosted a two-part educational workshop entitled, Activate Your Creative Mind: A H.O.T. (Higher Order Thinking), Brain-Based Core Curriculum. The workshop was funded by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

Teachers from fifteen districts in five counties participated in the two-day workshop, which was based on the premise that students entering the workforce must not only know and understand concepts but must be prepared to apply, analyze and synthesize knowledge in new and creative ways.

Kathy Frazier and Elaine Reynolds, residents of Portage County and coauthors of the book, "Power UP Your Creative Mind: Activate Creative Thinking in Your Classroom," presented the workshop.

Workshops are being offered on March 21 and May 7.

For more information or to register, contact Rachel Smethers-Winters at the Portage County Educational Service Center, 326 E. Main St., third floor, Ravenna or at 330-297-1436, ext. 1506.

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