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.

Join the Movement for Educational Change!

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, members of the DeWitt Creativity Group (teachers and students) will present at the 2013 21st Century Learning Symposium in Marysville, Michigan. The event is put on by the St. Clair County RESA and it will feature many intriguing workshops on many innovative best practices in K-12 education. The DCG will give the keynote address on the topic of how collaboration can help improve learning and change the world. The symposium has drawn over 500 attendees in the past that includes education and other professionals from around the Great Lakes region and beyond. Many thanks to Joanne Hopper and Kris Murphy for providing this great opportunity for the DCG to share its work. The following is some additional information regarding the 21st Century Learning Symposium and DCG presentation:

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An event for K–12 teachers, administrators, boards of education
and business and community leaders

Aug. 22, 2013

8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.)

Cost: Member-$30; In-county non-member-$75; Out-of-county-$100

Marysville High School

555 East Huron Blvd., Marysville, MI 48040

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION: Innovative teaching practices an once unimagined technologies are converging to support transformative learning. Connect with educators and community leaders seeking to gain knowledge and fuel their passion for teaching and learning. Learn how to create environments that equip students with skills to be involved citizens — thinking, planning and acting — to change their world today and tomorrow.



The DeWitt Creativity Group

Extreme Collaborations -- Inspiring Students, Changing Society


The DeWitt Creativity Group (DCG) uses creativity and innovation to provide unique learning opportunities for students. By celebrating and promoting student talent over the last five years, the DCG has led an abundance of mid-Michigan and statewide initiatives focused on project-based learning, leveraging and utilizing assets, networking, and igniting passion to inspire positive changes in education, the economic front, and beyond. Co-founders of the DCG and United States Creativity Group (USCG), Jason LaFay and Jeff Croley will share the story of how the group originated, how it has evolved, and provide examples of initiatives which have influenced a new culture of learning, discovery, and collaboration for students, teachers, educational and community leaders, as well as those in the business sector. The student voice will also be represented and provide insight as to how their lives have been impacted by this student-centered approach to education. They will also share why they feel it is important to implement similar practices in some capacity at all levels of learning as schools and communities look to prepare today's youth to be adaptive, productive members of a rapidly changing global society.


Students Testimonials will include:

The Importance of Collaboration (Erika Lotozinski)

Education as Economic Development (Henry Lee)

Project-Based Learning (Geoffry Croley and Connor Cisco)

Creative Educators Summit (Audra Kimble)

A New Culture of Learning (Dan Schilling)