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 will be more intentional about letting my students be creative.A.S., Elementary Teacher
Truly enjoyed taking this course. I liked the different activities.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
The independent research was very beneficial and I was able to implement some of the strategies I found while researching into my classroom the following week.J.C., Elementary Teacher
I liked the way this course made me think about how I could adapt my teaching to infuse creativity into my classroom.B.P.
It will help me enhance student creativity in my classroom.L.K.
I thought this was a very organized and meaningful class.A.M., Music Teacher
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
This course gave me many valuable ideas to implement into my classroom that will foster creativity in my students!D.T., Elementary Teacher
Learning the different activities that I can use in my classroom to promote creativity and innovation.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
I will be approaching my lessons and projects differently by offering choices that allow the student to not only show their creativity, but to also strengthen their creative abilities.C.H., Math Teacher
I plan to utilize the ideas I received in this course within my classroom by allowing my students the opportunity to create and work together in more creative projects.B.M., Elementary Teacher
This course provide "real life" ideas which could be incorporated into lessons right away.J.K.
It will help encourage me to be more creative when lesson planningK.M.
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
I plan to design my lessons to include more creative goal and objecives.H.H., Elementary Teacher
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Jun 22, 2020 9:12 AM||Jun 11, 2020 9:12 AM||Summer|