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Canter Introduces Creative New Graduate Course
Offering helps educators bring new life into the classroom.
The newest course offering from Canter, a leading provider of distance-learning graduate courses for teachers, is Returning Creativity to the Classroom, which goes beyond the textbook to give teachers practice at adapting, generating, and evaluating ideas for their curricular needs.
Returning Creativity to the Classroom explores the integral role creativity plays in education today, including the most innovative techniques, strategies, and assessments that can be used to create dynamic and inspiring learning experiences.
Available either online or in print, students may choose the format that best meets their learning styles and preferences. Throughout the course, students partner with at least one fellow educator with whom they will discuss course content. Course texts, Web sites, and journal articles help facilitate learning and translate theory into practice. Video programs feature interviews with nationally recognized education experts and allow students to observe master teachers demonstrating the strategies taught in the course.
A blend of theory and practical application, Returning Creativity to the Classroom helps teacher-students develop the skills to:
- Recognize characteristics of creativity in life, teaching, and learning
- Apply current research to foster creativity in the classroom
- Compile a creativity toolbox consisting of tools, strategies, and methods of assessment that foster creative teaching and learning
- Analyze the effectiveness of specific tools, strategies, and assessments used in the classroom
- Develop a plan to change teaching, classroom environment/culture, and students’ learning experiences to foster creativity
Returning Creativity to the Classroom is a self-directed course that is available either online or in print and has no required login times, making it possible for students to earn graduate credits while balancing the responsibilities of work and family.