Cyndi,I believe a strong focus in schools should be providing students with the necessary skills to thrive in an ever changing future. I am currently developing a two semester high school Innovations course to provide students with these skills.
Semester IInstructors will introduce and reinforce the following topics with self - discovery assignments, research, and reflective projects. - Understanding yourself as a creative: Understanding your values Developing a creative mindset Embracing a gritty attitude Gaining creative confidence - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Collaboration - Adaptability - Entrepreneurship - Communication - Research - Curiosity and Imagination
Semester IIThe second semester is designed in genius hour fashion. Students choose a topic they are passionate about and would like to approach. Throughout the semester students will create a body of evidence demonstrating master and/or improvement in each of the first semester topics in an electronic portfolio.
What would your high school Innovations course look like?