SOURCE: Canter


September 29, 2009 12:49 ET

Canter Introduces Creative New Graduate Course

The New Coursework Offering From Canter, a Pioneer in the Field of Professional Development, Is Helping Educators Bring New Life Into the Classroom

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - The newest course offering from Canter, a leading provider of self-directed graduate courses for teachers, is titled Returning Creativity to the Classroom. This graduate course goes beyond the textbook to give teachers hands-on experience with adapting, generating and evaluating ideas for their curricular needs.

Returning Creativity to the Classroom explores the integral role that creativity plays in education today. The coursework includes the most innovative techniques, strategies, and assessments that can be used to create dynamic and inspiring learning experiences.

Available either online or in print & DVD, students may choose the format that best meets their learning styles and preferences. Throughout the course, students partner with at least one fellow educator with whom they will discuss course content. Course texts, Web sites and journal articles help facilitate learning and translate theory into practice. Video programs feature interviews with nationally recognized education experts, and allow students to observe master teachers demonstrating the strategies taught in the course.

With a blend of theory and practical application, Returning Creativity to the Classroom helps teacher-students develop the skills to:

--  Recognize characteristics of creativity in life, teaching and learning
--  Apply current research to foster creativity in the classroom
--  Compile a creativity toolbox consisting of tools, strategies and
    methods of assessment that foster creative teaching and learning
--  Analyze the effectiveness of specific tools, strategies and
    assessments used in the classroom
--  Develop a plan to change teaching, classroom environment/culture, and
    students' learning experiences to foster creativity

Returning Creativity to the Classroom is a self-directed course that is available either online or in print, and has no required login times. This makes it possible for students to earn graduate credits while balancing the responsibilities of work and family.

For more information, including course description and registration deadlines, please visit

About Canter:

Canter has been inspiring learning in teachers and their students since 1976. A pioneer in the field of professional development, they continue to help teachers refresh their instruction and transform classrooms. Thousands of teachers trust Canter every year to provide high-quality graduate courses that fit into busy schedules. Canter's graduate courses are offered in partnership with accredited colleges and universities nationwide.

Contact: Canter graduate course representatives can be reached at 1-800-669-9011.

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