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
The course inspired me to re-examine my own philosophies and beliefs and see how they are transferred to my classroom.A.P., Language Arts Teacher
The resources and strategies learned are applicable.O.G., Social Studies Teacher
It will help encourage me to be more creative when lesson planningK.M.
I really enjoyed this class! It gave me many new ideas to consider.S.B., Music Teacher
Enjoyed the knowledge, loved that it was hands on and could use with my curriculumC.G.
The creation of resources and clarification of how C&I fit into our lessons were key!B.G., Math Teacher
Definitely reminded me of the importance of modeling and providing creative opportunities.A.G., Special Education Teacher
I enjoyed the creativity that was built into this course that really reflected the focus of each module.J.C., Elementary Teacher
I will definitely keep the importance of creativity and innovation in mind when planning how I will teach my content.D.T., Elementary Teacher
Truly enjoyed taking this course. I liked the different activities.A.K., Social Studies 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
Creating real lesson plans and rubrics that I can use in my classroom.D.T., Elementary Teacher
I enjoyed the variety of resources used, (videos, articles, etc.) as well as the thoughtful assignments that I can use right away in my classroom.J.H., Language Arts Teacher
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 have a list of resources that I will be able to use in the future.L.B., Math Teacher