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
The course changed my opinion on how I view creativity and innovation in the classroom.S.P., Elementary Teacher
Definitely reminded me of the importance of modeling and providing creative opportunities.A.G., Special Education Teacher
I plan on using some of the activities to promote C&I.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
This course made me rethink the definition of creativity and how I can incorporate technology into my classroom.B.M., Elementary Teacher
I am already planning how to ensure that creativity is a part of my daily instruction.J.H., Language Arts 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 loved this course! It opened a new world of creative methods.M.S., Elementary Teacher
The reflections and final project were valuable in internalizing the course content.D.B., Science 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 plan to design my lessons to include more creative goal and objecives.H.H., Elementary Teacher
Truly enjoyed taking this course. I liked the different activities.A.K., Social Studies 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
I enjoyed the variety of resources used, (videos, articles, etc.) as well as the thoughtful assignments that I can use right away in my classroom.J.H., Language Arts Teacher
This course gave me many valuable ideas to implement into my classroom that will foster creativity in my students!D.T., Elementary Teacher
I will be more intentional about letting my students be creative.A.S., Elementary Teacher