Under Development

(CI) Creativity and Innovation

Idea Generation

Think Creatively

  • 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.

Implement Innovations

  • Act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the field in which the innovation will occur.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Example
E Exemplary and Exceeds Proficiency  
  • Generates a high volume of clear ideas to meet the challenge.
  • Takes an original, unique, and imaginative approach to idea generation; offers ideas that are broad in their diversity.
  • Shows skill in asking open-ended questions that lead to the generation of original ideas.
  • Asks, “Is my idea really new?” Clearly explains information acquired from researching precedents.
P Proficient

"The Standard"

  • Clearly defines the problem, investigation, or challenge in a manner that builds a framework for idea generation.
  • Generates a sufficient volume of clear ideas to meet the challenge; ideas closely address the challenge and are sufficiently detailed to spark a creative process.
A Approaching Proficiency
  • Defines the problem, investigation, or challenge, but explanation lacks clarity and may impact idea generation.
  • Communicates ideas to meet the challenge, but the volume is not sufficient to spark a creative process; ideas are somewhat connected to the challenge at hand.
N Novice -
  • Shows an inability to grasp the problem, investigation, or challenge.
  • Generates few ideas; offers ideas that are often vague and relate loosely to the challenge.



Link to District Rubric

» MS Success Skills