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 plan to allow students more choice and opportunities to create!J.S.
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
The reflections and final project were valuable in internalizing the course content.D.B., Science Teacher
A lot of connections between readings and how to use in classroom.J.G.
I will now look through the lens of creativity and innovation when charting curriculum and designing coursework.A.P., Language Arts Teacher
I plan to design my lessons to include more creative goal and objecives.H.H., Elementary Teacher
This was a great class because it was INNOVATIVE! The activities were creative and new, which made the course extremely interesting AND valuable.M.C., Elementary Teacher
The opportunity for creation of elements to be used in my classroom and the introduction to the different creativity videos that sparked some further research on my part.J.S.
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 am already planning how to ensure that creativity is a part of my daily instruction.J.H., Language Arts Teacher
The course was well paced, had a variety of assignments, and allowed for personalization of the information. It was also my first experience with Schoology, and I liked the platform.J.S.
Course was good to think about using creativity and also enlightened me on how others were using it in their classesB.F., Math Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. I think creativity and innovation are hard subjects to evaluate and to always incorporate into lessons. I do think they are really important though and I feel this course helped me better consider ways to approach creativity and innovation in my own classroom.M.L., Elementary 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