How to design tasks which promote creative thinking skills: Part 2

Watch a recording of the second webinar in our series looking at designing tasks to promote creative thinking skills.


Between April and November 2022, Claire Steele and Sarah Smith from eltonix will be running a series of six webinars looking at different aspects of creativity in the language classroom. Alongside our regular webinar schedule, Claire and Sarah will give a monthly 60-minute online workshop on a range of related themes, including:

  1. What is creativity in the classroom? Watch a recording of this webinar
  2. Task design promoting creative thinking skills - part 1. Watch a recording of this webinar
  3. Task design promoting creative thinking skills - part 2. Watch a recording of this webinar below.
  4. Creative feedback. Watch a recording of this webinar
  5. Creative ideas for your continuing professional development. Watch a recording of this webinar
  6. Being creative with low resources. Watch a recording of this webinar

About this webinar

In our last webinar, we looked what a task is, and how to adapt coursebook materials to encourage more creative thinking skills.  In this webinar, we’ll be taking creativity to the next level!

We will revisit meaning-focused and creative tasks, and what we need to do to make sure we enable both to happen in the classroom.  From here we’ll look at how we can use artworks, images, and texts to inspire our students in creative writing and speaking tasks.  We’ll even look at how you can get your students creating art for themselves.

In this informative and practical webinar, session participants will:

  • Revisit the elements of creative task design (meaning-focused and creative)
  • Learn how to use artworks, images, and texts to generate creative spoken and written output
  • Get your students creating art in the classroom

Recorded on 30 June 2022

Watch the recording of this webinar below

About the speakers

Claire Steele

I’m Claire and I have worked in EFL/ESL as a teacher, trainer, manager and consultant worldwide, but mainly in the UK, Australia, Colombia and Greece. I have always been interested in inspiring students and teachers, so teacher development has always been my area of interest and career path. I’ve been very privileged to have worked with teachers all over the world in their contexts. I’m interested in student-centred learning, fostering creativity and critical-thinking in the classroom, reflective practice, and adapting materials to create a more dynamic and engaging learning experience. I also actively support inclusive classroom practices for all English teachers and students. I am co-founder and director of eltonix (

Sarah Smith

I’m Sarah and I have worked as an EFL/ESL teacher in Senegal, Japan, Ecuador and Turkey. I was a teacher and mentor in Thailand and France and am now based in Greece where I initially worked as an academic manager and a teacher trainer. My areas of interest are teacher training and development, reflective practice, student-centred learning, holistic child development, incorporating life skills in the classroom and encouraging a sense of progress through learning to learn techniques. I am also an advocate for inclusive classroom practices which provide a safe learning environment for all teachers and students. I am co-founder and director of eltonix (




Submitted by Salma Waheed on Thu, 03/16/2023 - 06:02

Fantastic ideas shared by both of you Clair and Sarah. Definitely , I am going to get benefit out of these ideas by using them in my EFL CLASS.

Submitted by Aynura Rahimova on Sun, 01/08/2023 - 06:28

I watched and enjoyed this webinar.I am interested joining such webinars!Thanks a lot!

Submitted by cristinagemelgo on Sat, 10/15/2022 - 12:03

I have attended this amazing webinar with Claire ans Sarah, how do I get the certificate?
Thanks so much

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/17/2022 - 21:41

In reply to by cristinagemelgo

Hi Cristina,

Glad you enjoyed the webinar and found it useful ( I did too :)).  Certificates are issued in the email to people who registered and watched it live, not to people who later watched the recording.   All the upcoming webinars are shown on this page with registration links. They will be doing another one on the 3rd November - hope you can attend!


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 07/03/2022 - 18:03

Hi Annu,

Glad to hear that it was useful!  If you registered and watched live you will receive an email with instructions about how to download the certificate the next day. If you watched it later on You tube, this viewing isn't attached to a certificate.


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Iltifat on Thu, 06/30/2022 - 21:50

I liked it very much. And I would like to know how you teach your reading lessons

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/30/2022 - 18:22

Hi Norhan,

You'll get an email tomorrow ( always the day after the webinar) with the instructions about how to download the certificate, hope you found it interesting, I did!



TeachingEnglish team

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