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 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.
Learning the different activities that I can use in my classroom to promote creativity and innovation.A.K., Social Studies 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 the projects. They truly pushed my limits and helped me to think out of the boxB.F., Special Education Teacher
By being to meaningfully evaluate creativity and innovation in the classroomL.W., World Languages Teacher
Creating real lesson plans and rubrics that I can use in my classroom.D.T., 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.
Appreciate the amount of material that is authentic and immediately applicable in the classroomS.G., Elementary Teacher
I thought this was a very organized and meaningful class.A.M., Music Teacher
It was valuable to put the ideas and philosophies into practice through the application activities and the final project.A.F., Math Teacher
It really opened my eyes to the importance of incorporating creativity into the classroom.A.B., Elementary Teacher
I thought the content was very meaningful!A.S., Elementary Teacher
I gathered great ideas for how to integrate opportunities for my students to develop creative thinking skills. I will change my practice this year based on some of the content from this course.A.C., Tech Specialist
This course enabled me to plan and implement lessons which incorporate creativity/innovation for all learners. It also helped me to think about assessing creativity lessons.R.P.
A lot of connections between readings and how to use in classroom.J.G.
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Mar 11, 2020 9:12 AM||Mar 01, 2020 9:12 AM||Spring|