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
The course changed my opinion on how I view creativity and innovation in the classroom.S.P., Elementary Teacher
This course provide "real life" ideas which could be incorporated into lessons right away.J.K.
I liked the way this course made me think about how I could adapt my teaching to infuse creativity into my classroom.B.P.
I liked how the instructor had us develop our own unique resources and compile a resource/research document. I have already referred to my research as I am planning my lessons.L.H.
I got a lot of great ideas from this class and it was an eye opener for using creativity in my classroom.A.M., Music Teacher
This was a great course that made pushed my levels of comfort. It made me step outside of my comfort zone and trust my creative side. I will take many ideas from this course and adapt them for my own classroom.T.H., Elementary Teacher
I loved this course! It opened a new world of creative methods.M.S., Elementary Teacher
The creation of resources and clarification of how C&I fit into our lessons were key!B.G., Math 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
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
Jeff Mummert gave prompt feedback and his course was well paced.B.P.
I will now look through the lens of creativity and innovation when charting curriculum and designing coursework.A.P., Language Arts Teacher
Enjoyed the knowledge, loved that it was hands on and could use with my curriculumC.G.
This course made me rethink the definition of creativity and how I can incorporate technology into my classroom.B.M., Elementary 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
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|Online||Jan 18, 2021 9:12 AM||Jan 07, 2021 9:12 AM||Spring|