Different by Design
I provide the tools, ideas, and resources to help you get started with PBL, design thinking, and student-centered learning. Join the 40,000+ teachers, leaders, and learners and get the Creative Classroom Toolbox.
It’s no secret that the world is changing. What was once a corporate ladder is now a maze. The bad news is the rules have changed. The good news? Our students get to rewrite those rules. But in this world of rapid change, our students will need to be creative thinkers and problem-solvers. And you get to help make that a reality.
It all begins with the teacher. You can unleash the creative potential in all of your students so they can grow into the makers, designers, artists, and engineers who change the world. You are the architect designing the systems, experiences, and projects to make this a reality.
But architects need tools and that’s why I’m sharing these resources.
You’ll also have access to free creative writing prompts, three types of projects, creative thinking structures, and a suite of assessment tools you can use from day one.
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Over the last three years, I have had the opportunity to share this vision for creative classrooms all over the world, including the White House Future Ready Summit, a breakfast keynote at ISTE, and a TEDx Talk.
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Our students will need to be creative thinking, self-directed learners to navigate the complex systems of our world. Empower provides practical strategies to increase student ownership, voice, and choice.
Design thinking is a human-centered, empathy-driven process for creative work. The LAUNCH framework is a student-friendly design thinking framework you can use in your classroom.
When students engage in project-based learning, they learn how to create, collaborate, and think critically. They also learn lifelong skills such as research, inquiry, project-management, and iterative thinking.
Creativity can work in all subjects when students are inspired and empowered. This is why I’ve created video prompts to spark creative thinking in all subjects.