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Cultivating Curiosity and Creativity in the Classroom - #GMW21502

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Participants in this course will examine methodologies to facilitate the growth of curiosity and creativity in their students.  Participants will learn how developing a classroom culture of curiosity and creativity can foster engaged and effective learning.  Research suggests that increasing curiosity and creativity in a classroom can lead to a more student-centered classroom.  Techniques to develop curiosity and creativity that leads to student engagement and achievement will be researched and explored.  Foundational work in this course will include the research on developing creativity and curiosity strategies from simple to complex, lesson planning, and using project-based learning to enhance the classroom. Participants will synthesize these paradigms and leave the course with a better understanding of how to assess and develop creative and curious thought in their students, improve classroom culture through use of innovative strategies, develop an expertise in their own classroom to foster a creative environment, and foster the growth of curious learners to solve problems creatively.

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine current research in the area of best practice to develop curious and creative thinking students (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for effective teaching strategies to develop creative and curious students in today’s classroom (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current creative/curious instructional practices in order to create engaged practices to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore possible applications of problem-based solving teaching models in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To explore research-proven methods of lesson plan development that leads to creative and independent learning in the classroom (NBTS 1,2,3,4)
  6. To synthesize best practice in creative and curious relevant teaching research and classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4)


By Kevin Young
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great program for busy teachers/coaches/parents!

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04/19/21 - 05/16/21
Apr 19 – May 16, 2021

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