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 thought the content was very meaningful!A.S., Elementary Teacher
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've already implemented a few changes based on the content from this course.D.B., Science Teacher
I really liked how this course urged me to think deeper about creativity in my own learning environment.M.S., Elementary Teacher
Thought provoking and relevantA.F., Math Teacher
It was valuable to put the ideas and philosophies into practice through the application activities and the final project.A.F., Math Teacher
This course was great. It helped me open my eyes to new ideas for the classroom.G.S., Tech Specialist
I really enjoyed this class! It gave me many new ideas to consider.S.B., Music Teacher
Creating real lesson plans and rubrics that I can use in my classroom.D.T., Elementary Teacher
It was a wonderful way to inspire me to think more creatively and to encourage my students to do the same.M.W., 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
I will now look through the lens of creativity and innovation when charting curriculum and designing coursework.A.P., Language Arts 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
The resources and strategies learned are applicable.O.G., Social Studies Teacher
Great way to connect the concepts of creativity and innovation to current pedagogy.C.L., Language Arts Teacher
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Jan 18, 2021 9:12 AM||Jan 07, 2021 9:12 AM||Spring|