DCG

The Dewitt Creativity Group is a united effort on behalf of the creatively-minded students at DHS to ensure continued innovation and expression in all forms.

DCG Helps Establish DHS Innovation Team

 --Greater collaboration and communication with colleagues,
--Increased involvement with "Innovation Team" students, encouraging and empowering them to have their voices be heard and their ideas not only shared but taken seriously
--Remain patient yet persistent about implementing and supporting school cultural changes that drive continuous improvement, adaptability, and accountability on a multitude of levels
--Continue to promote the "Broader Connections" rubric as a means to inspire students and staff to work together to co-create lessons that are meaningful, timely, and appropriate while inviting inquiry, the implementation of technology, and personalized learning strategies

1) Host monthly "Innovation Team" meetings with both staff and students in order to promote innovation, collaboration, and student engagement while providing an all-inclusive environment where thoughts and ideas can be share and supported.
2) Host bi-monthly meetings with students who are eager to help create the new "how" as it relates to innovative practices, unique learning opportunities, and school improvement initiatives relating to collaboration, differentiated instruction, and creativity/problem solving.

Artifacts will include a list of innovative practices at the high school which directly link to the "Innovation Team" --These items will be promoted at the local, regional, and state level.
Evidence will be provided by gathering written responses from the students actively involved with the "Innovation Team", testimonial quotes from staff members, and by documenting a recap of initiatives that pertain to the successes affiliated with the "Innovation Team" Examples may include- Sharing of resources, creating professional development opportunities, conference participation, along with increased collaboration with colleagues who participate in brainstorming sessions relating to classroom content.