Save the Date: 2017 Professional Learning Days

How can we educate young people to become innovative problem solvers? What are the capacities that matter most for innovation, and how are they best taught and learned? Start designing your team for this engaging, interactive deep dive into creativity and innovation. This is a great opportunity to network and become inspired by EdLeader21 members focused on the 4Cs.

Your team will leave with a Creativity and Innovation toolkit that includes:

  • strategies for using the EL21 Creativity and Innovation rubric in the context of ELA, Science and Mathematics.
  • guidelines for designing 4Cs problem solving performance tasks that nurture innovation skills and habits.
  • performance task exemplars.
  • instructional resources and promising practices from EdLeader21 member schools/districts.
  • a Creativity and Innovation action plan template for system integration.  

Who should attend?

PLC members are encouraged to bring a vertical team of K-12 educators and instructional leaders. Our essential question for the day is: How can we develop the capacities of young people to become innovative problem solvers?

Participants will:

  • understand the key elements in the EL21 Creativity rubric.
  • understand the role that critical thinking plays in the process of creativity and innovation.
  • learn how to design performance tasks that strategically integrate innovative problem solving.
  • learn strategies for helping students self-assess creativity and innovation skills.
  • use the EdLeader21 Innovative Problem Solving Toolkit to strengthen your systemic implementation of 4Cs instruction and assessment.

For more information, email Erin Schmidt.