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!
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.
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