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 on implementing some of the activities that we did in this course into my teaching practice. I am looking forward to adding more innovative activities to my lessons.S.B., Music 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
Truly enjoyed taking this course. I liked the different activities.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
I found the course to be thought-provoking, practical, and inspiring!J.H., Language Arts Teacher
A lot of connections between readings and how to use in classroom.J.G.
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
Thought provoking and relevantA.F., Math 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
The course changed my opinion on how I view creativity and innovation in the classroom.S.P., 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.
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
It was helpful to learn more about the theories behind creativity and innovation and how to help students achieve it.L.K.
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.
I've already implemented a few changes based on the content from this course.D.B., Science Teacher