Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming).
Create new and worthwhile ideas (both incremental and radical concepts).
Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts.
Work Creatively with Others
Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively.
Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work.
Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas.
Demonstrate Courage to Explore
View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small success and frequent mistakes.
Act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the field in which the innovation will occur.
Student Learning Targets:
Skills (Performance) Targets
Exemplary and Exceeds Proficiency
Uses organizational techniques (such as categorization, prioritization, and classification) to assess ideas. Explains connections between ideas.
Reviews options and identifies the best idea to meet the challenge; clearly explains decision, reviews feedback, and determines reasonable "next steps" to improve the idea.
Reviews options and identifies the best idea to meet the challenge, but explanation for the decision lacks clarity. Reviews feedback and determines "next steps" that are somewhat reasonable to improve the idea.
Shows an understanding of the importance of reviewing and selecting the best idea to meet the challenge, but is unable to select an idea and provide an explanation or determine “next steps” based on feedback.