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LETTING KIDS LEAD
Kate Messner
WWSU Staff Development Day

http://www.katemessner.com
A, B, C, or D?
Mastering the NECAP
www.katemessner.com/WWSU
Lesson #1
Be brave.
But it’s also okay to be
afraid.
If you weren’t nervous, it wouldn’t be worth doing.
“You can’t have brave
without scared.”
~from Hound Dog True
by Linda Urban
Lesson #2
Never underestimate
the power of failure.
What would you do if you knew that
failure was impossible?
What if...?
Photo by Duncan Davidson, TED 2012
What if...?
What if...?
World Building
World Building
World Building
What if...?

Image courtesy of ShutterStock
What if...?

Image courtesy of ShutterStock
Kid-Sourcing

Image courtesy of ShutterStock
What if...?
www.kid-sourcing.com
www.kid-sourcing.com
The Star Spangled
Setup
PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
PA YOUNG READERS CHOICE NOMINEES
Mystery Writing
• CRIME
• SUSPECTS
• MOTIVES
• INVESTIGATORS
• MOTIVES
• CLUES
• FALSE CLUES
Deconstruct a
Dystopia
World Building
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•
•
•

MODERN-DAY PROBLEM/ISSUE
BEST GUESS – 2050
WORST CASE SCENARIO – 2050
TIMELINE 2012-2050

• WHAT W...
What do students
need to change the
world?
Courage
…and opportunities
to
be brave.
Creativity
…plus permission to
fail and try again.
Stories
Mentors
Mentors
“Revolution for
the Tested”
LETTING KIDS LEAD
Kate Messner
WWSU Staff Development Day

http://www.katemessner.com
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  1. 1. LETTING KIDS LEAD Kate Messner WWSU Staff Development Day http://www.katemessner.com
  2. 2. A, B, C, or D? Mastering the NECAP
  3. 3. www.katemessner.com/WWSU
  4. 4. Lesson #1 Be brave. But it’s also okay to be afraid.
  5. 5. If you weren’t nervous, it wouldn’t be worth doing.
  6. 6. “You can’t have brave without scared.” ~from Hound Dog True by Linda Urban
  7. 7. Lesson #2 Never underestimate the power of failure.
  8. 8. What would you do if you knew that failure was impossible?
  9. 9. What if...?
  10. 10. Photo by Duncan Davidson, TED 2012
  11. 11. What if...?
  12. 12. What if...?
  13. 13. World Building
  14. 14. World Building
  15. 15. World Building
  16. 16. What if...? Image courtesy of ShutterStock
  17. 17. What if...? Image courtesy of ShutterStock
  18. 18. Kid-Sourcing Image courtesy of ShutterStock
  19. 19. What if...?
  20. 20. www.kid-sourcing.com
  21. 21. www.kid-sourcing.com
  22. 22. The Star Spangled Setup
  23. 23. PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
  24. 24. PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
  25. 25. PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
  26. 26. PA YOUNG READER’S CHOICE NOMINEES
  27. 27. PA YOUNG READERS CHOICE NOMINEES
  28. 28. Mystery Writing • CRIME • SUSPECTS • MOTIVES • INVESTIGATORS • MOTIVES • CLUES • FALSE CLUES
  29. 29. Deconstruct a Dystopia
  30. 30. World Building • • • • MODERN-DAY PROBLEM/ISSUE BEST GUESS – 2050 WORST CASE SCENARIO – 2050 TIMELINE 2012-2050 • WHAT WOULD CREATE A BEST CASE SCENARIO?
  31. 31. What do students need to change the world?
  32. 32. Courage …and opportunities to be brave.
  33. 33. Creativity …plus permission to fail and try again.
  34. 34. Stories
  35. 35. Mentors
  36. 36. Mentors
  37. 37. “Revolution for the Tested”
  38. 38. LETTING KIDS LEAD Kate Messner WWSU Staff Development Day http://www.katemessner.com

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