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.

2014 Michigan Creative Educators Summit

The Michigan Creativity Group and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU will be holding the 2014 Michigan Creative Educators Summit at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 from 9AM-4PM. The event will feature innovative K-12 school based project learning and new trends in education. The theme of this year's Summit is "Rebirth of K-12 Education: Telling Our Story" A pertinent question that will be adressed is: How can K-12 students, parents, teachers, and others collaborate to build a more prosperous Michigan from the ground up? There will be participatory activites where students from various school districts will lead groups of educators and others in problem solving activities over relevant issues. It is hoped the Summit will lay the foundation for a dialogue between K-12 educators and the larger society on how to better utilize the talents and creativity of young people to learn and serve.

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The schedule of events for the 2014:

Michigan Creative Educators Summit

“The Rebirth of K-12 Education—Telling Our Story”


Morning Clarion Call

8:30 – 9:00 Arrival, Student Entertainment, Refreshments

9:00 – 9:05 Opening remarks by Senator Gretchen Whitmer, Welcoming remarks by Leyna Lightman and Aimee Shapiro of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU and Welcome and Launch of the Michigan Creativity Group – Jason LaFay, Jeff Croley, and Kim Mathiot

9:05 – 9:15 Introduction – Jerry Jennings

9:15 – 9:30 “The Share” – Successful Stories of Living and Learning Out-of-the-Box

Round One

9:30 – 9:45 DeWitt H.S. Research and Development Lab – Brian Byars and students – 3-D printing and Alternative Energy

9:45 – 10:00 Lansing School District – Emily Oberlitner and Ann Jones - International Baccalaureate Programs at Post Oak Elementary School and Eastern High School

10:00 – 10:15 New Tech Pinckney High School – Alan Veach and students

10:15 – 10:25 Okemos H.S. – Purva Shanker student presentation on collaborating with the MSU Chan Laboratory

10:25 – 10:40 Panel Discussion – Featuring Round One Speakers

10:40 – 10:50 Short Break

Film Showcase

10:50 – 11:45 A Unique Story of PBL – Student Documentary Film “Stockbridge to SaltH2O”

11:45 – 12:00 Q & A following the film with student filmmaker Geoffry Croley and Bob Richards – Stockbridge High School Underwater Robotics Team

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own (Plentiful places to eat directly across the street from the Broad Art Museum and on campus at MSU)

Round Two

1:00 – 1:15 Northpointe Academy – Joe Vercellino – Hip Hop Group: Beasts of the Beat

1:15 – 1:30 West Ottawa – Bre Bartels – iChallengeU – This program is a two-week summer intensive educational opportunity for students to work with master teachers and Ottawa Area corporate, civic, and community leaders to develop solutions to real problems, as posed by corporate/civic/community (CCC) partners.

1:30 – 1:45 DeWitt H.S. – Creative Leadership: Opportunities for Social Innovation class “Mobile Minds … Flipping Society” Students share how the act of unleashing their curiosity and creativity has helped in reshaping their attitude about learning, discovery, and the pursuit of happiness.

1:45 – 2:00 Panel Discussion Featuring Round Two Speakers

Afternoon Communications

2:00 – 2:15 Intro to “Gallery Chats” – Jerry Jennings

2:15 – 2:30 Break and Move to Gallery

2:30 – 3:15 “Gallery Chats” – Breakout Conversations – Student liaisons will escort guests to museum galleries for discussions. Questions to be addressed include:

A) What defines the 21st Century High School Graduate?

B) Everyone is talking about teaching outside-of-the-box, so why are we still in it?

C) How can the Michigan Creativy Group (a like-minded group of teachers, students, businesses, organizations, educational institutions, policy-makers, etc., ...,) work to spread creativity and innovation throughout the state?

3:15 – 3:45 Gallery Chat Recap and Open Mic

3:45 – 4:00 Closing Remarks/Call to Action – Michigan Creativity Group
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

547 E Circle Dr
East Lansing, MI 48824
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
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Event Organized by Michigan Creativity Group

The Michigan Creativity Group and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU believes education is everyone's business, so why not include everyone? By working together and sharing stories we can all continue to create positive changes in education. The MCG and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU wants to bring people together to support and inspire one another to amplify and speed up the creativity and innovation movement in Michigan.

Special Note: The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU respectfully requests that Michigan Creative Educators Summit attendees do not bring backpacks with them on Thursday,, May 1, 2014.