EDU 905 Creativity & Innovation
Explores the philosophy and current research analyzing human innovation and creative processes, especially in an educational setting. Focuses on the use of technology to develop innovative and creative practices and to promote innovation and creativity in concert with state and national standards in the classroom.
When educators address the integration of 21st century skills, they tend to avoid the skills of "creativity" and "innovation." Why? Because many educators feel uneasy dealing with these attributes. How does an instructor grade creativity? How does innovation relate to state standards?
This online course will not only examine current research on innovation and creativity, but will also demonstrate how technology can be used in an interdisciplinary, multi-level approach.
Participants will investigate sources of human innovation and creativity and will discuss the relationships between innovation, creativity, traditional education, and standards. Participants will also learn the use of specific technology tools that ease the promotion of innovation and creativity in the classroom. They will develop lessons and activities using technologies that promote innovation and creativity.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I found this to be a very informative, practical course. I enjoyed that John made us think outside of the box. I plan to use all of the strategies I learned in my own classroom.M.S., Social Studies Teacher
It was a wonderful way to inspire me to think more creatively and to encourage my students to do the same.M.W.
Learning the different activities that I can use in my classroom to promote creativity and innovation.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
The course provided great discussions and thought provoking assignments.K.B., Art Teacher
A lot of connections between readings and how to use in classroom.J.G.
I enjoyed learning how to help foster creativity in my classroom. It was an area that I wasn't confident in teaching or assessing. This course discussed the benefits of targeting creativity and innovation as a skill that should be taught in school.H.H., Elementary Teacher
This course was easily applicable to my classroom and life in general.D.B., Science Teacher
I thought this was a very organized and meaningful class.A.M., Music Teacher
I will definitely keep the importance of creativity and innovation in mind when planning how I will teach my content.D.T., Elementary Teacher
I really enjoyed the course content, and it definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone. I now see how I could be including creativity into my daily lessons.T.J., Language Arts Teacher
This course helped me to think differently of creativity and innovation. I appreciated understanding the research behind it as well as the different ways to implement it.L.W., World Languages Teacher
This course was very relevant to my subject area, and all teachers could certainly benefit from what we were taught. I thought it was a great addition to my educational repertoire and gave me some interesting thoughts for take away.R.Z., Special Education Teacher
The creation of resources and clarification of how C&I fit into our lessons were key!B.G., Math Teacher
Creating real lesson plans and rubrics that I can use in my classroom.D.T., Elementary Teacher
I found the course to be thought-provoking, practical, and inspiring!J.H., Language Arts Teacher
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Oct 02, 2019 9:12 AM||Sep 22, 2019 9:12 AM||Fall|