Fueling Creativity in the Classroom

Fueling Creativity in the Classroom
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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All teachers want children to fulfill their creative potential, but teachers and other adults often unintentionally stifle creativity.  Fueling Creativity in the Classroom is designed to help teachers know and understand the skills that children need to thrive in the future: knowing how to learn, passion and curiosity, people skills, and creativity.  Teachers need to ensure that every single early childhood setting is a place where ideas can grow and our course will help new and seasoned teachers with their approach in fostering creativity for the students in their classrooms.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall ways to support creative thinking
  • Identify strategies to use to inspire creativity in children
  • List the various proven activities and games to use in the creative classroom
  • Identify ways to respect children’s imagination and creativity

Fueling Creativity in the Classroom Module 1 Part 1
Supporting Creative Thinking

As we begin our study of fueling creativity in children, we need to first consider how we can boost creative confidence. Active listening emphasizes the importance in understanding others’ feelings, but it is also essential for affirming children’s creative thinking.  To be truly supportive of children’s creative thinking, we need to notice when they are thinking creatively.  Module one share ideas of how to help children express their creative ideas in their own unique styles. 

  • Listen Out Loud
  • Lead By Following
  • Help by Not Helping
  • Approach Slowly and Sideways
  • Make Lots of Mistakes

Fueling Creativity in the Classroom Module 2 Part 2
Valuing Creative Thinking

Module two will examine the concept of using praise as a helpful teaching tool. In too many instances, adults may squash children’s creativity without even realizing what they are doing.  This week, we will look at nonverbal and verbal language and the roles they play in fueling creativity.  Additionally, we will learn more about how to share a positive attitude and how to help children persevere in thinking creatively in the face of difficulties, pressures, and obstacles. 

  • Value without Evaluating
  • Look Beyond the Behavior
  • Take Pride in Your Own Creativity
  • Value the Group’s Creative Thinking        
  • Fortify Their Future

Fueling Creativity in the Classroom Module 3 Part 3 Section 1
Inspiring Creative Thinking: Curiosity

The third week takes us through the various proven activities to use in the creative classroom in regards to curiosity and problem solving. As teachers, we need to help children appreciate the inventions that make our lives easier, safer, and more fun-while helping fuel their creative minds design their own inventions!  Also in this module, we will consider how to use the world around us to inspire creative thinking. 

  • Share the Joy of Knots
  • Pay Attention to Inventions
  • Help Children See with Their Eyes Closed
  • Wave Your Magic Want
  • Explore the World of Sound

Fueling Creativity in the Classroom Module 4 Part 3 Section 2 & 3
Inspiring Creative Thinking: Arts, Language, and Early Literacy

When playing games, it is important to accept all children’s responses.  Building on children’s stories is key to encouraging their language and early literacy skills.  Module four will look at ways to respect children’s imagination and creativity through expressive conversations.  Also included this week is challenging activities to develop self-expression and find life in everything.

  • Talk Nonsense
  • Do the Opposite
  • Try the Easiest, Quickest, Most Fun and Most Effective
  • Open a Creative Toolbox
  • See Life in Everything

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.