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.
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It will help encourage me to be more creative when lesson planningK.M.
Creating real lesson plans and rubrics that I can use in my classroom.D.T., Elementary 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 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 plan on implementing some of the activities that we did in this course into my teaching practice. I am looking forward to adding more innovative activities to my lessons.S.B., Music 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
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
This course was great. It helped me open my eyes to new ideas for the classroom.G.S., Tech Specialist
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
Having the opportunity to synthesize everything that was covered in class by completing the final project.S.B., Music Teacher
The course was well paced, had a variety of assignments, and allowed for personalization of the information. It was also my first experience with Schoology, and I liked the platform.J.S.
I will definitely keep the importance of creativity and innovation in mind when planning how I will teach my content.D.T., Elementary Teacher
I enjoyed the creativity that was built into this course that really reflected the focus of each module.J.C., 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.
I've already implemented a few changes based on the content from this course.D.B., Science Teacher