This course provides teachers with the knowledge and skills to nurture creativity in their students. Among students in our classrooms, creativity varies over a wide range - visual, mechanical, verbal, artistic, linguistic, athletic, mathematical, and analytical. Part I of this course defines creativity and describes behaviors most often associated with it. In addition, a model is systematically developed that teachers may use to develop creative lessons. Part II elaborates upon the model by adding and covering topics that range from finding problems to critical thinking. Each topic is functionally related to model components. Part III emphasizes the application of the model to lesson development and teaching creatively.
Carlow University ED 628 • Madonna University EDU 5960.13 • Notre Dame College ED 611 D • The College of Saint Rose EDT 674
Beginning with September online and October face-to-face classes, the required text is:
Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind; Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session 1: Creativity Orientation
Session 2: A Model for Classroom Application
Session 3: The Role of Thinking in Creativity
Session 4: Nine Creative Intelligences
Session 5: Screw-Worm Caper: A Case Study in Creativity
Session 6: Creativity and Critical Thinking
Session 7: Domains and Creativity
Session 8: Assessing Creativity
Session 9: Writing and Developing Creative Lessons for the Classroom
Session 10: Providing the "Congenial" Environment
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.