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1 Whatever Happened to Creativity? Presented by: Brian Jeffrey * National Board Certified Teacher Los Osos High School * Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2 Time to Take a Quiz Directions: What is the object you see on the yellow post-it before you? You have ten seconds to write your answer. Go! Correct answer... Every answer is correct. Learn to think … and teach different. Yes, I know its supposed to be an adverb, blame Apple.

3 Lets Play Some Games Black Magic Snaps Going to the Moon Get students thinking critically! In My World

4 How do you think the way you do? Whatever Happened to Creativity? In small groups, briefly interpret and discuss the following painting. Be sure to give reasons for the thought process that lead you to your interpretation

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6 Now get into a different small group with entirely new members. Then, determine which of the following four items does not belong. In your group, discuss your answer. You must have 100% agreement on your answer. Each person must then write down the agreed upon answer. Next, be ready to read it to the class by explaining the thought process and debate that brought your group to its answer.

7 Higher Order Thinking Skills Lower Order Thinking Skills Creativity Blooms Taxonomy

8 Sample Assignments Recipes and baking Interpretive Dance YouTube Videos Original Songs Sculpture Artwork Original Stories Podcasts T-Shirts Photography Architectural Models Clothing Poetry Comedy Routines Speeches Computer Animation MySpace or Facebook Cell Phone Video How do they evaluate it? They use a rubric based on Blooms Taxonomy… …and apply it to a formative assessment scale.

9 Blue Dot Blooms Taxonomy Rubric Appeals to your strengths as a learner and thinker, showing the audience the context in which you think Wows the audience Demonstrates to the audience the key ideas, themes, issues, for whats being studied at a complex level of thinking Explain what you learned to another student using Blooms higher level thinking terms and apply it to another topic beyond the one studied Explains in no more than two sentences how the assignment allowed you to comprehend the subject to which you responded, using the terms comprehension, analysis, and evaluation

10 Score 4.0 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, in- depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught Score 3.0 No major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and/or processes (simple or complex) that were taught Score 2.0 No major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details, but major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes Score 1.0 With help, a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes Why use formative assessment ? Generic Scale for Formative Assessment Formative Assessment Source: Marzano, Designing and Teaching Leader Goals & Objectives

11 For Support Materials Teaching Zone Reading Response Zone mrjeffrey.com I need to remember to steal things from this web site !

12 Schedule a department or district workshop today! Brian Jeffrey Los Osos High School 6001 Milliken Ave Rancho Cucamonga, CA Work Phone: , extension 2337 Cell Phone: Web Page: mrjeffrey.com Brian Jeffrey Los Osos High School 6001 Milliken Ave Rancho Cucamonga, CA Work Phone: , extension 2337 Cell Phone: Web Page: mrjeffrey.com CONTACT INFO


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