Creating Student Innovators, Grades K-12

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Deepening Learning

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When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation’s economic future – the capacity for innovation. What must teachers, parents, mentors, and employers do to develop the capacities of many more young people to be the innovators that they want to be—and that we need them to become? What do the best schools and colleges do to teach the skills of innovation?

This course has been designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive framework which operationally defines and demonstrates how to effectively engage students through the use of such instructional methodologies as Design Thinking, Linked Learning, the art of Making in a Maker Space, and PBL.

Teachers will be provided methods which will greatly enhance what may already exist at the classroom level and determine ways to actively communicate with parents and encourage parents to participate in the educational process in a variety of ways. Teachers will also learn effective communication and organizational skills for working with parents to solve academic and behavioral challenges to ensure positive student outcomes. Parental communication, classroom assistance, and helping parents get involved at home will be explored. Participants will consider how to engage culturally and linguistically diverse families and will develop action plans throughout the course to increase parental involvement in a variety of ways.

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators with proven methods to create instructional units that will foster innovation and entrepreneurialism in students.

This course is offered for educators in the following locations:

  1. Arizona, (45 Clock Hours)
  2. Colorado, (45 Clock Hours)
  3. Hawaii, (45 Clock Hours)
  4. Michigan, (50 SCECH Credits)
  5. National Open Enrollment, (45 Clock Hours)
  6. New York City/ASPDP (3 Salary Advancement P-Credits)
  7. New York State Re-Certification (45 CTLE Clock Hours)
  8. Ohio, (40 Clock Hours)
  9. Pennsylvania, Approved ACT 48 Provider
  10. Texas, Approved CPE Provider
  11. Virginia, (45 Clock Hours)

University Partners

Andrews University, (3 Graduate Credits)

Ashland University, (3 Graduate Credits)

 

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