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 have a list of resources that I will be able to use in the future.L.B., Math Teacher
I thoroughly enjoyed learning about being innovative in my classroom.L.B., Math Teacher
Great way to connect the concepts of creativity and innovation to current pedagogy.C.L., Language Arts Teacher
I will be more intentional about letting my students be creative.A.S., Elementary Teacher
I thought the content was very meaningful!A.S., Elementary Teacher
It was the reflective aspect that makes you think about your pedagogy and curriculum.D.H., Social Studies Teacher
I plan to utilize the ideas I received in this course within my classroom by allowing my students the opportunity to create and work together in more creative projects.B.M., Elementary Teacher
This course made me rethink the definition of creativity and how I can incorporate technology into my classroom.B.M., Elementary Teacher
The resources and strategies learned are applicable.O.G., Social Studies Teacher
Definitely reminded me of the importance of modeling and providing creative opportunities.A.G., Special Education 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
Creating real lesson plans and rubrics that I can use in my classroom.D.T., Elementary Teacher
This course gave me many valuable ideas to implement into my classroom that will foster creativity in my students!D.T., Elementary Teacher
Appreciate the amount of material that is authentic and immediately applicable in the classroomS.G., Science Teacher
I have already started to implement creativity features into my classroom and not just add creativity as a column on a rubric.J.C., Elementary Teacher
|Course Start Date
|Jun 03, 2024 9:12 AM
|May 23, 2024 9:12 AM