The Creative Thinking Network

Join educators in a collaborative community dedicated to infusing creative thinking into classrooms around the world.  


Benefits of Joining Creative Thinking Network

What We Do

Our Mission

Creative Thinking Network’s mission is to empower educators worldwide through community, collaboration, and knowledge to amplify creative thinking in any classroom.

Our Vision

Creative Thinking Network’s vision is to build a community of educators dedicated to infusing creative thinking into classrooms around the world.

CTN Value statements


We believe in empowering educators to embrace curiosity, be open to new ideas, take risks and explore possibilities.


We believe in life-long learning.  As educators, we continually seek and attempt innovative teaching methods to make learning relevant and meaningful in our classrooms.   


Teachers learn best from other teachers. We believe there is true power when educators unite as a community to share, collaborate, and problem solve together.

Who We Are

Our founders, Katie Trowbridge, M.A.T, M.Ed. and Cyndi Burnett, Ed.D bring a strong vision and  foundation of knowledge regarding creative thinking, classroom pedagogy, and practical curricula development.  

Cyndi Burnett, Ed.D.

is the Director of Possibilities at Creativity and Education and Co-host of the Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast has studied, taught, and written about the art (expression) and the science (problem-solving) of creativity for the last 25 years. As an academic, she spent 20 years teaching deliberate creativity to undergrad and graduate students at the Center for Applied Imagination at SUNY Buffalo State University. 

During Dr. Burnett’s tenure, she was awarded the President’s Medal for Excellence in Teaching and co-designed and delivered a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Igniting Your Everyday Creativity to over 60K participants.  She co-authored several books including: Weaving Creativity into Every Strand of Your Curriculum, 20 Lessons to Weave Creative Thinking into Your Curriculum, and My Sandwich is a Spaceship: Creative Thinking for Parents and Young Children, and numerous articles. She was also been featured in the NY Times, Women’s Health Magazine, and Woman’s World Magazine.

Katie Trowbridge M.A.T., M.Ed.

is President and CEO of Curiosity 2 Create with over two decades of experience in education along with mentoring and coaching numerous teachers.   Katie focuses on helping teachers and students find their best selves and create thinking classrooms by  teaching problem solving, social-emotional learning, communication skills, team building, and personal well-being. 

Katie’s passion for these areas allowed her to start non-profit organizations, assist school districts in writing SEL curriculum, design programs for adults and students to encourage collaboration and communication, and mentor new teachers to find their voice. As a result, Katie has won several Teacher of Excellence and Outstanding Educator awards.  She is currently pursing her ED.D.

Together, Katie and Cyndi along with numerous experts in Creativity and Education are excited to create a place where educators can be empowered to infuse creative thinking into all areas of education.

A Professional Network for Teachers Who Love New Ideas

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