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
It will help me enhance student creativity in my classroom.L.K.
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
This was a great way to look at how to inspire students to become more creative.M.R., Elementary Teacher
I liked the projects that allowed me to practice my creativity. It helped me identify strategies and ideas to help foster creativity in my lesson planning.H.H., Elementary 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 plan to allow students more choice and opportunities to create!J.S.
Truly enjoyed taking this course. I liked the different activities.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
I really liked the practical examples and how they could be applied to the classroom.M.R., Elementary Teacher
I plan to design my lessons to include more creative goal and objecives.H.H., Elementary Teacher
It was valuable to put the ideas and philosophies into practice through the application activities and the final project.A.F., Math Teacher
Learning the different activities that I can use in my classroom to promote creativity and innovation.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
I really enjoyed this class! It gave me many new ideas to consider.S.B., Music Teacher
Having the opportunity to synthesize everything that was covered in class by completing the final project.S.B., Music Teacher
I really enjoyed learning and thinking about how I could support creativity and innovation in my classroom. These skills play along with the problem solving and critical thinking skills that we are pushing for in schools.P.G., Elementary 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