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
Refines, strengthens, or develops ideas by analyzing possibilities in forward-thinking ways; regularly revises and revisits ideas to improve them (e.g., “tinkering”).
Sorts, arranges, categorizes, and prioritizes ideas in ways that turn options into creatively productive outcomes.
Regularly makes sufficient revisions that advance and/or improve the quality and quantity of ideas.
Often draws complex connections between ideas using a variety of organizational techniques, such as categorization, prioritization, or classification.
Uses organizational techniques such as categorization, prioritization, and classification to present ideas. Is beginning to show evidence of the ability to draw and explain complex connections between ideas.
Makes revisions, but has difficulty translating feedback into action items to sufficiently advance and/or improve the quality and quantity of ideas.
Makes limited revisions that rarely advance or improve the quality or quantity of ideas.
Presents ideas in isolation, without evidence of categorization or prioritization.