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 plan to design my lessons to include more creative goal and objecives.H.H., Elementary Teacher
Creating real lesson plans and rubrics that I can use in my classroom.D.T., Elementary 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
I plan on using some of the activities to promote C&I.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 really liked how this course urged me to think deeper about creativity in my own learning environment.M.S., Elementary Teacher
This course has caused me to pause and consider whether or not I'm teaching in a way that fosters creative thinking in my students. As a music teacher, I think I sometimes take for granted the fact that I have to actively seek to teach and encourage creativity just because my subject is automatically considered "creative."B.R., Music Teacher
This course provide "real life" ideas which could be incorporated into lessons right away.J.K.
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
I liked the way this course made me think about how I could adapt my teaching to infuse creativity into my classroom.B.P.
Having the opportunity to synthesize everything that was covered in class by completing the final project.S.B., Music 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 enjoyed the activities we did during the class time. They were challenging and enjoyable as well as appropriate to course content.B.P.
It was the reflective aspect that makes you think about your pedagogy and curriculum.D.H., Social Studies Teacher
I thought this was a very organized and meaningful class.A.M., Music Teacher
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Jan 18, 2021 9:12 AM||Jan 07, 2021 9:12 AM||Spring|