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 course will count towards your NYS CTLE course requirements
  2. This course does not apply towards NYC DOE/ASPDP P-Credits
  3. Course will run from September 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018 (Course-work must be completed within that time-frame).

Module 1

This module will give you an understanding of the factors and issues involved in entrepreneurialism, effective and ineffective teaching strategies in urban education. The participants will be able to modify their instructional strategies for teaching innovation and entrepreneurialism based on proven research and an analysis of their current instructional practices.

Module 2

In this module participants will gain an understanding of creative thinking skills, Mind Mapping and will be able to identify the sources of innovation and creativity.

Module 3

The module is focusing on identification of how successful high schools and colleges implement innovation and project-based instruction within the classroom. You will have the opportunity to learn how to use “failure” as a tool for developing critical thinking and analysis in students and will be able to identify the strategies for integrating entrepreneurial concepts within instructional units.

Module 4

In this module we discuss how to teach entrepreneurship. Participants will understand the importance of aligning the Common Core Learning Standards with Entrepreneurial lessons.

Module 5

After completion of this module you will gain an understanding of product-oriented learning and performance based assessment.

Module 6

This module will introduce you to global and social entrepreneurship.