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 will be more intentional about letting my students be creative.A.S., Elementary Teacher
The independent research was very beneficial and I was able to implement some of the strategies I found while researching into my classroom the following week.J.C., Elementary Teacher
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.
This course was very relevant to my subject area, and all teachers could certainly benefit from what we were taught. I thought it was a great addition to my educational repertoire and gave me some interesting thoughts for take away.R.Z., Special Education Teacher
I plan to allow students more choice and opportunities to create!J.S.
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
It was the reflective aspect that makes you think about your pedagogy and curriculum.D.H., Social Studies Teacher
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
Definitely reminded me of the importance of modeling and providing creative opportunities.A.G., Special Education 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
Appreciate the amount of material that is authentic and immediately applicable in the classroomS.G., Science Teacher
This course made me rethink the definition of creativity and how I can incorporate technology into my classroom.B.M., Elementary 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
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
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.
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Jun 21, 2021 9:12 AM||Jun 10, 2021 9:12 AM||Summer|