Activating Innovative and Entrepreneurial Thinking In Classroom Instruction

Danielson Components:
1e :  Designing Coherent Instruction
3c : Engaging Students in Learning

Course Summary:

As an educator, are you concerned about the lack of creativity, interest, and initiative in your students in the classroom? Would you like to find instructional methods that will tap into your students’ interests and ingenuity? Are you concerned about how you can best prepare students for the workforce and combat the high rate of unemployment in the nation? Would you like to offer instructional units in your classroom that foster innovation and entrepreneurialism in your students?

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators with proven methods to create instructional units that will foster innovation and entrepreneurialism in students. This online course guides educators through a series of modules that will result in their understanding of the global achievement gap and how to include entrepreneurialism (local, social, and global) while strengthening speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. Teachers will learn how easy it is to align standards while developing 21st century skills such as collaboration, global communication, consensus building, initiative, understanding of economic business models, and creativity. Educators will learn how to create instructional units that are based on the research of Tony Wagner, Yong Zhao, Howard Gardner, Sir Ken Robinson, and Kathleen D. Fletcher. This course will improve teacher effectiveness and provide educators with instructional strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

What You Need To Know

  1. This course will provide you with 3 P-Credits through NYC DOE’s After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP).
  2. P-Credit courses can be applied to the BA+30, BA+60, and MA+30 differentials and NYS PD requirements.
  3. Spring 2017 registrations run from January 3rd, 2017 to April 17th, 2017.
  4. Spring 2017 semester starts on February 13th, 2017 and ends on June 23rd, 2017.

Don’t forget to register with NYC DOE's After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) in order to earn P-Credits. Failure to register with NYC DOE before the registration deadline will disqualify participants from earning P-Credits.

*Please keep in mind there is a non-refundable, non-transferrable policy for credit fees paid to NYC DOE. Because of this, we ask that you complete your course(s) on time. If you want more information regarding credit fees please email ASPDP at