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 really enjoyed the course content, and it definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone. I now see how I could be including creativity into my daily lessons.T.J., Language Arts Teacher
I thought the content was very meaningful!A.S., Elementary Teacher
Course was good to think about using creativity and also enlightened me on how others were using it in their classesB.F., Math Teacher
Great way to connect the concepts of creativity and innovation to current pedagogy.C.L., Language Arts Teacher
Thought provoking and relevantA.F., Math Teacher
I will make a lot more effort to plan more projects and lessons that require students to develop their creative skills.A.B., Elementary Teacher
The course inspired me to re-examine my own philosophies and beliefs and see how they are transferred to my classroom.A.P., Language Arts Teacher
I will use material from this course to modify my lessons to increase opportunities for students to develop creative thinking skills.A.C., Tech Specialist
I will definitely keep these ideas in mind when conducting lessons in the future.M.R., Elementary Teacher
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
Truly enjoyed taking this course. I liked the different activities.A.K., Social Studies Teacher
Definitely reminded me of the importance of modeling and providing creative opportunities.A.G., Special Education Teacher
I enjoyed the activities we did during the class time. They were challenging and enjoyable as well as appropriate to course content.B.P.
The resources and strategies learned are applicable.O.G., Social Studies Teacher
I plan to allow students more choice and opportunities to create!J.S.