648: Creativity in Lesson Design - Course Description
generation of students are addicted to cell phones, video
games, Instagram, Snapchat, and social media. This
presents unique challenges to educators. Today's
generation of students do not respond well to traditional
teaching strategies of lecture and PowerPoint notes.
This generation of students can easily become bored with
traditional teaching strategies. With boredom comes
apathy and a lack of motivation to learn. These
side effects have a direct impact on daily attendance,
standardized test scores, graduation rates, and dropout
rates. This course is designed to provide teachers
with creative teaching strategies that connect with students
of this generation. This course is designed and
open for teachers at all grade levels K-12 and in all
subject areas including core subjects as well as fine
arts and practical arts. As the instructional leader
of the building, school principals and central office
administrators will benefit from this course. Guidance
counselors will also find the course helpful particularly
with the use of peer groups. This graduate course
is for three graduate credits. These are semester
graduate credits. The course is designed as a continuing
education course for license renewal and/or salary increment.
Graduate credit is provided by Oakland City University
in Oakland City, Indiana. Oakland City University
is accredited by NCATE and the Higher Learning Commission.
Graduate credit appears on an official transcipt.