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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Thought provoking and relevantA.F., Math Teacher
I thought this was a very organized and meaningful class.A.M., Music Teacher
I felt this course related to my current position and was a wonderful way for me to explore how creativity and innovation are viewed by other. This was a great way for me to reflect on my current grading system and its correlation to creativity and innovation in assessing students. I definitely am walking away with valuable resources and a new view of these topics in my instruction and reflections for the future.T.S.
This course was great. It helped me open my eyes to new ideas for the classroom.G.S., Tech Specialist
This course was rich with information and provided a great deal of resources to enhance instruction.C.H., Math 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 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
This course provide "real life" ideas which could be incorporated into lessons right away.J.K.
I liked how the instructor had us develop our own unique resources and compile a resource/research document. I have already referred to my research as I am planning my lessons.L.H.
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., Special Education Teacher
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
The course provided great discussions and thought provoking assignments.K.B., Art Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. I think creativity and innovation are hard subjects to evaluate and to always incorporate into lessons. I do think they are really important though and I feel this course helped me better consider ways to approach creativity and innovation in my own classroom.M.H., Elementary Teacher
A lot of connections between readings and how to use in classroom.J.G.
It was valuable to put the ideas and philosophies into practice through the application activities and the final project.A.F., Math Teacher