The Creative Core is a full-service curriculum design and custom professional development resource. We work closely with administrators and teacher leaders (K-graduate level) to transform struggling schools into dynamic, rigorous, fully-engaged schools of excellence. We challenge and inspire effective schools to grow into exciting school/community hubs of innovation and design thinking. Our exclusive team of educational superheroes, “The Creative Corps,” build and implement outcome-based professional development programs to ignite and support the full creative and professional capacity of faculty, administrators, and, of course, students. We believe each teacher and administrator can, and should, design, implement, reflect and refine their own inquiry-based, student-centered, Common Core aligned curriculum to address the unique and evolving needs of their students. The Creative Core specializes in supporting interdisciplinary project based, place based (PB)2 learning, and improving literacy through integrated reading and writing across content areas and grade levels. Our approach is grounded in over fifty years of replicated research and successful classroom practice which shows that real learning and real transformation can only transpire when human beings are fully engaged in active, integrated inquiry, where students are welcomed into an environment where their own ideas, voices, and choices are valued, and their teachers are master craftsmen (and women) and facilitators of critical, creative experimentation. We know that real learning and real transformation blossoms in schools that support and maintain a pervasive atmosphere of wonder, discovery and intellectual tinkering. We know for sure that higher test scores are always a “cherry on the cake” by-product of elegantly-designed integrated, student-centered learning. We love helping schools unfold and manifest their true potential. It’s what we do.