Course Description

Create a Culture of Creativity in Your Classroom

This course will teach educators how to implement innovative ideas in their curriculum and teaching practice as well as inspire students and colleagues to become innovators in the classroom. Participants will learn how to identify areas where growth or change is needed, and build the connections to implement those changes. This course will ignite teachers’ energy and excitement by inspiring them to view learning as the paramount goal and purpose for our profession. When the focus is on powerful student learning everything else (positive rapport, engaging lessons, parent engagement and student skill building) will happen as a natural end result!

“If we are going to help our students thrive, we have to move past “the way we have always done it,” and create better learning experiences for our students than we had ourselves. This does not mean replacing everything we do, but we must being willing to look with fresh eyes at what we do and ask, “Is there a better way?” We would expect the same mindset from our students, and, as educators, that question is the first step on the path to a better future for education.”
George Couros, The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify and implement the Innovator’s Mindset to produce change and foster progress in the classroom and school-wide
  • Create and foster open culture of creativity in the classroom and encourage students to construct their own thinking
  • Create or adapt a unit of study, or department/school-wide initiative that will bring about positive transformational change

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12) and instructors at the community college level, who are looking to refresh their curriculum in a variety of ways--whether it is transitioning to Common Core Standards, a shift to 1-to-1 technology, or simply focusing on student-centered learning.

Course Materials: Text, The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.

Technical Requirements

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $504 credit (3 units) $504.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Extension Credit
3 units
Section Notes

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