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
Appreciate the amount of material that is authentic and immediately applicable in the classroomS.G., Elementary Teacher
I loved this course! It opened a new world of creative methods.M.S., Elementary Teacher
Truly enjoyed taking this course. I liked the different activities.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
The course did a great job of showing educators how they could incorporate creativity and innovation into their instruction.D.D., Social Studies Teacher
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
Enjoyed the knowledge, loved that it was hands on and could use with my curriculumC.G.
I will make a lot more effort to plan more projects and lessons that require students to develop their creative skills.A.B., Elementary 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 was easily applicable to my classroom and life in general.D.B., Science Teacher
Course was good to think about using creativity and also enlightened me on how others were using it in their classesB.F., Math Teacher
It will help encourage me to be more creative when lesson planningK.M.
I will use material from this course to modify my lessons to increase opportunities for students to develop creative thinking skills.A.C., Tech Specialist
I plan on using some of the activities to promote C&I.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
Although I found all parts of this course to be valuable to my teaching, I feel that the various resources (articles, videos, etc) and research that was assigned caused me to delve more deeply into what creativity is and how it can be encouraged through the activities I choose for my students and the way I deliver my instruction.B.R., Music Teacher
I felt this course related to my current position and was a wonderful way for me to explore how creativity and innovation are viewed by other. This was a great way for me to reflect on my current grading system and its correlation to creativity and innovation in assessing students. I definitely am walking away with valuable resources and a new view of these topics in my instruction and reflections for the future.T.S.