Seeking out a problem and creating a unique, realistic solution based on research and/or experiences.

Success Indicators

  • Demonstrates critical thinking & problem solving
  • Uses creativity to generate new and better ideas



Evidence

  • Student choice
  • Productive struggle
  • Creating
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Explain reasoning
  • Prototypes

Strategies

  • Makerspace
  • PBL
  • STEAM challenges/activities
  • Passion projects
  • Scientific Lab Analysis
  • Student groups/clubs based on student interests

engineering

Middle school students compete in the Junior Engineering Competition at state Beta convention to build a functioning rollercoaster out of limited materials.

creating

First grade students create animals from aluminum foil.

painting

Art students work cooperatively to paint an artroom table. They shared individual ideas with preliminary sketches and jointly selected the theme "Honeycomb".

recycling

project



Eighth grade students created a functioning device completely out of recycled materials.


Students create various prototypes including a working vending machine, a floating trash skimmer, and a device to protect new shoes from the rain.

volume & surface pbl

Eighth grade students build a structure to bring tourism to Logan County. Students built both a digital model using TinkerCad and a physical model. Students then calculated the surface area and volume of each shape in their structure.

demonstrating

understanding

Eighth grade ELA students demonstrated their understanding of a novel in a variety of methods: monologues, poetry, models, music, and art. This student creates a water color painting to demonstrate her understanding of theme.

designing costumes

Students design and create costumes, props, and sets for a classroom play.

building bridges

First grade students engineering bridges with legos.

deciding

First graders deciding what to make out of recyclable materials.

designing

First grade students design what they are going to make out of the recycling they have collected.

Innovator

Innovators k-12 Continuum