This week we highlight 3 articles. 1) PBL & Creativity 2) Design Thinking & Creativity 3) The Innovation Experiment
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EdScoop Weekly - August 25, 2016
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How You Can Bring Creativity Back Into Your Classroom With Project-Based Learning

According to a study from Adobe (which an accompanying infographic shown to the right), 82% of college-educated professionals wish they had more exposure to creative thinking as students. As teachers, if we use technology solely for its own sake, we do students a disservice. Technology can allow students to show off their creativity. Conversely, students can show their creativity even without using technology. How wonderful it would be to connect students’ creativity, talents, and interests to content knowledge!

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John Spencer on Design Thinking and Creativity

John Spencer published "Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student" this year. Here he talks to Journeys in Podcasting about the creative journey of developing the innovative mindsets within students.

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The Innovation Experiment: How Do We Know These New Learning Models Work?

In the life of our schools, we have seen the powerful way that our students through project-based learning have embraced deeper learning outcomes, and exhibited the habits of effective critical thinking, collaboration, and personal character. However, our evidence that this is working is only found in anecdotes and in the quality of student work. In searching for ways to measure what we see developing in our students, we have embraced a scientific approach to school assessment as we search for the data we need to prove our hypotheses.

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Project Foundry simplifies how to get your arms around personalized, project-based learning. Project Foundry scaffolds the process while embracing voice and choice in both teacher-guided and student-led projects. You want to report outcome data? Yeah, we do that too.
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