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.
The course changed my opinion on how I view creativity and innovation in the classroom.S.P., Elementary Teacher
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
I will use material from this course to modify my lessons to increase opportunities for students to develop creative thinking skills.A.C., Tech Specialist
I thought this was a very organized and meaningful class.A.M., Music Teacher
This course was great. It helped me open my eyes to new ideas for the classroom.G.S., Tech Specialist
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
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
This course was rich with information and provided a great deal of resources to enhance instruction.C.H., Math 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
Enjoyed the knowledge, loved that it was hands on and could use with my curriculumC.G.
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
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 valuable to put the ideas and philosophies into practice through the application activities and the final project.A.F., Math Teacher