BPS-HS.4Cs.CI.03

Under Development

(CI) Creativity and Innovation

Openness and Courage to Explore

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  
  
  • Demonstrates high levels of curiosity, imagination, tenacity, and a sense of humor in exploring new concepts and ideas.
  • Displays a sophisticated understanding of and empathy for the context of a problem.
  • Comfortably takes risks, tolerates ambiguity, learns from mistakes, and displays a willingness to grow.
  • Often identifies problems or challenges before others are aware of them.
  • Critically examines conventional or authoritarian assertions; challenges one’s own assertions or beliefs; willingly expresses unconventional and possibly unpopular ideas.
P Proficient
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"The Standard"

  • Is curious, flexible, and open to ambiguity in exploring ideas; consistently challenges existing parameters or ideas.
  • Clearly describes the larger context surrounding the issue with few errors.
  • Displays sufficient willingness to challenge and go beyond one’s underlying assumptions/beliefs when exploring ideas and solutions.
  • Consistently perseveres in exploring ideas when encountering moments of failure or constructive criticism; shows resilience in situations in which failure is part of the experience.
  • Has a clear vision of the end product or performance.
  • Displays sufficient resilience when confronted with production challenges or setbacks; is confident and able to take calculated risks and adapt plans.
A Approaching Proficiency
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  • Is beginning to develop curiosity, flexibility, and openness to ambiguity in exploring ideas, but needs encouragement and support; sometimes challenges existing parameters or ideas.
  • Describes the larger context surrounding the issue with few errors, but the description may lack clarity.
  • Is beginning to show willingness to challenge and go beyond one’s underlying assumptions or beliefs when exploring ideas and solutions.
  • Usually perseveres in exploring ideas when encountering moments of failure or constructive criticism.
  • Has a vision of the end product or performance.
  • Is beginning to display resilience when confronted with production challenges or setbacks, but sometimes lacks confidence and ability to take calculated risks and adapt plans.
N Novice -
 
  • Describes and explores ideas in black-and-white terms with little attention given to diverse points of view (or “shades of gray”); displays low tolerance for ambiguity; rarely challenges existing parameters or ideas.
  • Pursues simple questions that lead to a limited understanding of the full context of the question or problem.
  • Represents a single, often inflexible, perspective in pursuing ideas.
  • Frequently stops exploring ideas when encountering moments of failure or constructive criticism.
  • Has an unclear vision of the end product or performance. Frequently uses a single, inflexible method for producing products.

 

Resources

Link to District Rubric

» HS Success Skills