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  1. 1. Can you identify what all of these people have in common?
  2. 2. All of these individualsdropped out of school.
  3. 3. Problem: • Education in CA K-12 has become about teaching for testing and not for students.•
  4. 4. Current CA testing:• Conducted with paper and pencil• Math• Science• Social Studies• English
  5. 5. That’s it.
  6. 6. The results of this testing influence not only the lives individuals whotake the tests, but the funding of the schools they attend.
  7. 7. Yet no where in this system arethere metrics to measure creativity or problem solving.
  8. 8. News Week covered Facing a world becoming“The Creativity Crisis,” dramatically more complex, itciting evidence that is interesting that CEOsshows for the first time selected creativity as the most important leadership 50 years, American Creative leaders invitecreativity is on the disruptive innovation,decline. encourage others to drop outdated approaches and take balanced risks. They are open- The world minded and inventive in expanding their management wants and communication styles, particularly to engage with a new generation of employees, creativity partners and customers. - IBM’s global CEO Study
  9. 9. There are 3 types of learningVisual - Auditory - Kinesthetic
  10. 10. Why don’t we test all 3?
  11. 11. Recommended Solutions• Treat students as Individuals• Build a students skill set based on their strengths interest and abilities• Integrate collaboration, problem solving and creativity into curriculum• Update the rubric for measuring performance
  12. 12. Insight• Individuals who are able to succeed on their own are often those who suffer most in the current education system.
  13. 13. Who should we talk to about this current crisis?
  14. 14. Creative Class• Scientists • People in design• Engineers • Education• University • Arts professors• Poets • Music • Entertainment• Architects• whose economic function is to create new ideas, new technology and/or creative content” -Florida
  15. 15. The Creative class is 18% of the population, and has pre established sub communities
  16. 16. Sub communities
  17. 17. What is the role of the education in their life:• Though they love learning and problem solving, the education system represents broken system that does not embrace them.
  18. 18. Opportunity• Recruit the creative class to become advocates for creativity and collaboration in the classroom.
  19. 19. We want the creative class to...
  20. 20. Think• About their educational experiences, and the current holes in the education system.
  21. 21. Feel• They have the power to create change.
  22. 22. Do• Become an active advocate for for creativity and collaboration in the classroom.
  23. 23. Strategy:• Utilize the collective brainpower of the creative class to ignite change in the education system.
  24. 24. Communication Strategy• Tell the creative community that through their specific skill set they can create a change in a system that stifles creativity and problem solving
  25. 25. Communication touch points• Community based events• Facebook/Twitter/Schemer• Creative publications• University and Creative School Campus’
  26. 26. Existing examples:
  27. 27. Thought Starters:• Create a platform for the sub communities of the creative class to collaborate and start problem solving.
  28. 28. • "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”-Margaret Mead
  29. 29. Thank you. Follow me @plannerdejour send me a