SOURCE: Canter


May 19, 2010 22:52 ET

Canter Course on Creativity in the Classroom Unlocks the Creative Minds of Students and Teachers

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) -  Creativity is a key differentiator for businesses worldwide. In today's competitive global economy, it is important that educators consider it a priority to teach their students to think creatively. Canter, a leading provider of professional development courses for teachers, has designed a new course to help educators build a repertoire of strategies that will put their students' imaginations to work.

The Canter course Returning Creativity to the Classroom®, available online, helps unlock the creative minds of teachers and students alike. Even educators who may think they haven't a creative bone in their bodies can learn to cultivate creativity in themselves and their students. With some out-of-the-box thinking and imagination, this Canter course demonstrates how every teacher can create a classroom culture that thrives on creativity.

Canter developed and launched this course in response to a growing teacher demand for training on how to integrate creativity into their classroom and their curriculum.

Returning Creativity to the Classroom® instructs teachers on how to:

  • Recognize characteristics of creativity in life, teaching and learning.
  • Apply current research to foster creativity in the classroom.
  • Compile an array of tools, strategies and methods of assessment that encourage creative teaching and learning.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of specific tools, strategies and assessments used in their classrooms.
  • Develop a plan to change their teaching, classroom environment/culture and students' learning experiences to cultivate creativity.

Information about the course is available at

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Canter is committed to enhancing teaching and learning by providing teachers with graduate courses that feature current research-based theory combined with practical strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom. Canter offers its courses in partnership with highly respected institutions so teachers can benefit from Canter's quality curriculum in a self-paced format, while earning graduate credit from a leading accredited university. Every Canter graduate course is developed with the needs of the teacher in mind. More than 270,000 teachers nationwide have taken Canter courses to enhance their learning and help advance their careers. To learn more about Canter, visit

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