Tobi Kibel Piatek
As an artist, writer, editor, educator, photographer, designer, and a technical geek, my work has always been a combination of creativity, art, writing and technology.
Whether I am teaching a class of young artists, designing a presentation, writing curriculum, leading a workshop, developing an online course or an eNewsletter, or creating a book for young readers, I take special pleasure in combining my skills, experience and passion for teaching into unique learning experiences designed to teach skills, build confidence and enhance creative thinking.
My resume includes teaching Creative Writing and Creative Thinking Skills to gifted students in Portland Public Schools, editing and producing The Thinking Teacher, (Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Able Learners) a newsletter to help educators teach as if every child is gifted (they are!), developing and teaching courses (online and in person) and designing learning tools materials for students of all ages.
I have been an artist in the schools, an art teacher, a graphic designer and a digital photographer. I also designed and sold handmade jewelry at the Saturday Market for ten seasons. I never go anywhere without my digital camera, and I spend way too much time using my computer tools to create fine and graphic art.