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 loved the projects. They truly pushed my limits and helped me to think out of the boxB.F., Special Education 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
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 plan to design my lessons to include more creative goal and objecives.H.H., Elementary Teacher
I found the course to be thought-provoking, practical, and inspiring!J.H., Language Arts 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
The course changed my opinion on how I view creativity and innovation in the classroom.S.P., 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
This course made me rethink the definition of creativity and how I can incorporate technology into my classroom.B.M., Elementary Teacher
Thought provoking and relevantA.F., Math Teacher
I enjoyed learning how to help foster creativity in my classroom. It was an area that I wasn't confident in teaching or assessing. This course discussed the benefits of targeting creativity and innovation as a skill that should be taught in school.H.H., Elementary Teacher
I plan on using some of the activities to promote C&I.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
It really opened my eyes to the importance of incorporating creativity into the classroom.A.B., Elementary Teacher
Great way to connect the concepts of creativity and innovation to current pedagogy.C.L., Language Arts Teacher
I will now look through the lens of creativity and innovation when charting curriculum and designing coursework.A.P., Language Arts Teacher
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Jan 16, 2023 9:12 AM||Jan 05, 2023 9:12 AM||Spring|