Workshops for Educators

Carolyn Coil offers a variety of stimulating and practical workshops. She is well regarded in the educational community, both nationally and internationally.

Carolyn Coil Working a Philippines Workshop

Carolyn With Philippine Educators

Experience that Counts

Carolyn custom designs keynotes, workshops, and other training activities based on your specific needs and your requests. For more information about scheduling Carolyn to come to your school, school district, group, or region anywhere in the world, please contact her below.

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Types of Training and Consulting Provided by Carolyn

  • Sustained Long-Term Professional Development
  • Keynotes
  • Full Day Teacher Workshops
  • Small Group Sessions
  • One-On-One Teacher Training and Mentoring
  • Question and Answer Sessions
  • Study Groups Based on any of Carolyn's Books
  • Train-The-Trainer Sessions
  • Developing Curriculum with Teachers
  • Presentations for Parents
  • Classroom Visits with Evaluative Feedback
  • Student Observations

Keynote Descriptions

Carolyn will design a keynote specifically for your event, or you can choose from one of the descriptions below.

Carolyn Smiling

Differentiation and 21st Century Learning

In this keynote, Carolyn highlights reasons why all 21st century students must learn to be both critical and creative thinkers. She introduces the Coil Horizontal and Vertical Differentiation Model™ and shows how teachers in diverse classrooms can differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all students. This keynote provides an excellent overview and is best when followed by one or more breakout sessions for more in-depth information and specific strategies on the "how-to" of differentiation.

Carolyn at the GT Conference

Educational Leadership in a Time of Change

Our world has become a global village, and this has immense implications for educators! Like the explorers of long ago, we are forging into new territory as we lead students to success in the 21st century. Change is never easy, and it often takes determination, creativity, teamwork, and imagination. In this motivational keynote, Carolyn helps us see our dreams, set our visions, and communicate them. She then suggests ways we, along with our students and colleagues, might journey through change together.

Carolyn at the EARCOS Workshop in Korea

Encouraging Achievement: Igniting a Passion for Learning!

So many of the mind sets common to 21st century life discourage rather than encourage achievement. How can we reverse this and be the encouragers, the nurturers and the promoters of student achievement? In this keynote featuring enthusiasm and practicality, we will consider ways to encourage our students to be passionate about learning, persist and grow through times of failure and discouragement, and take responsibility for their work.

From the 3R's to the 4C's

In this keynote, Carolyn looks back at education over the centuries. Factors that made for a learned, educated, and wise person in prehistoric times, or even in the early 1900s, are not the same essential elements we need today. Enjoy Carolyn's insight and humor as you journey with her through the centuries of educational change up through the present day.

Sparking Your 'Sparkle' Throughout the School Year

How can we spark our enthusiasm? What are the keys to self-motivation? How do we encourage others? In this upbeat keynote, Carolyn answers these questions as she talks about developing and maintaining our 'SPARKLE' - Strengths, Participation, Attitude, Recognition, Kindness, Laughter, Enthusiasm and Energy.

Workshop Titles by Carolyn Coil

For a description of, and information about any of the workshops listed below,    Email Carolyn


  • Activities and Assessments for the Differentiated Classroom
  • Developing and Using Criteria Cards, Rubrics, and Mini-Rubrics
  • RTI and Progress Monitoring
  • Solving the Assessment Puzzle


  • Gifted 101: How Differentiation Can Benefit Your Top Students
  • 'Giftedness': What It Is -What It Isn't: How To Deal With Those Who Are
  • Myths About Gifted Students and Programs
  • Motivating Gifted Underachievers
  • Underachievement, Overexcitabilities, and Other Challenges


  • Parent-Teacher Collaboration
  • Top Ten Parent Questions

Critical and Creative Thinking

  • Creativity x 4
  • Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills in the Standards-Based Classroom
  • From the 3 R's to the 4 C's
  • Standards-Based STEAM Activities & Assessments


  • Challenging the 'Hidden' Gifted Underachiever
  • Developing Grit, Resilience, and a Growth Mindset
  • Encouraging Achievement: Persistence, Effort, and Responsibility
  • Motivating Underachievers: Strategies for 21st Century Success
  • Seven Steps to Successful Student Achievement
  • Underachievement, Overexcitabilities, and Other Challenges


  • Differentiating Curriculum using your State's Standards
  • Differentiating Curriculum for Middle School Students
  • Differentiating Curriculum in the Multi-Ability Classroom
  • Differentiating for Gifted Students in the General Ed Classroom
  • Differentiating for Special Needs Students
  • Differentiation for English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Differentiating AP and Pre-AP Curriculum
  • Successful Teaching in the Differentiated Classroom
  • Train-the-Trainer: Successful Teaching in the Differentiated Classroom

Carolyn is the author of a number of books on many of the topics listed above.

Often schools purchase a book for every workshop participant or grade level.