Thinkers Create and Innovate
Our future depends on creative thinkers and innovation! Being able to develop ideas that lead to new or
improved products, services, or solutions is essential for all of our futures. Our students need to be equipped to think differently when problem solving, when designing, when creating, or when rich opportunities present themselves.
Creativity allows our thinkers to turn new and inventive ideas into reality. It involves looking at the world in novel ways to uncover hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking and producing. If a thinker considers new ideas but doesn't put those ideas into action, he is being imaginative but not creative.
Innovation is the implementation of a new or significantly improved product, service, or process that creates value. Innovation begins with creative thinking. Most easily stated, there is no such thing as innovation without creation.
It's been said that 5 year olds ask 120 questions a day, at 6 they ask only 60 questions a day, and at 40,
adults ask only 4 questions a day. Creative thinkers embrace the "beginner's mind" and allow themselves to
focus more on asking questions than on finding quick solutions.
We encourage our creative thinkers to: