Creativity & Innovation in the Classroom

Here are some resources to inspire creativity, wonder, and innovation in class:

The Creativity Post

Galileo Innovation Camps

Top Teacher Blogs by Innovative Educators

Innovation Blogs

Top Dog Teaching Blog- Creative Ideas for Elementary Students

Obvious to You, Amazing to Others Video

Creativity & TED Talks - Science of Improving your Brain's Creativity by Nick Skillicorn - We will watch this in the Creativity & Innovation Class during the final session.

4 Lessons in Creativity- Julie Burstein

Reimagining Classrooms: Teachers as Learners and Students as Leaders- Kayla Delzer

Did you know?

Kevin Brookhouser author of the 20 Time book,  talked about giving students more freedom in what they learn and how they learn it. If we show students that their work has value, beyond the work they are doing, and how it affects the lives of others in their community, their learning has purpose.  - from Patricia Brown on March 7th

20Time-  To help inspire innovation and creativity, Google offers employees 20% of their time to work on a project of their choosing. Teachers who offer the same to their students can meet learning goals while creating powerful experiences that lead to increased motivation, creativity, and divergent critical thinking. This book illustrates how to develop a 20time program in middle and high schools across curricula, how to effectively communicate the rationale of the program to administrators, parents, and students, and how to execute the program so students are able to manage their time effectively for a successful final project.

What does innovation look like to you?


You must unlearn what you have learned. - Yoda