At The Creative Core, we believe transformative, deeply engaging learning hinges on three essential and inherent human elements:
We believe the absence of one or more of these three essential elements is the reason–despite the push for clearly-stated outcomes, rigorous, standards-based curriculum, vigilant data collection, review of student work and test scores, and tracking of retention and graduation numbers–many public and independent schools across the US struggle to meet the evolving needs of their students and communities.
We believe that a school’s most dynamic, successful teachers must be given myriad opportunities and incentives to collaborate, reflect and refine curriculum. We believe a school’s, district’s and state’s educational success depends on building a strong, creative “corps” of teacher leaders who germinate a culture of excellence. This Creative Corps of teacher leaders customize interdisciplinary, project-based learning experiences which incorporate and support the Common Core State Standards, while keeping their students’ unique needs and interests at the center of pedagogical, curricular and instructional decisions.
We believe teams of curious, creative and connected teachers spark and support overarching innovation, effective collaboration and student engagement at school sites.