The Guiding Principles’ Creative and Practical Problem Solver

The proficiency based leadership team met yesterday to begin reviewing our Cross-curricular standards and tackled Creative and Practical Problem Solver.

From the State of Maine:

C. A Creative and Practical Problem Solver Who:
Standard C: Is skilled at selecting and applying a process of problem-solving to deepen understanding and determine whether redefining the goal is a better way of addressing a problem situation and continuing to consider other alternative solutions until one resonates as the best one.

Performance Indicators

 A creative and practical problem solver who:

  • Observes and evaluates situations to define problems
  • Frames questions, makes predictions and designs data/information collection and analysis strategies
  • Identifies patterns, trends and relationships that apply to solutions
  • Generates a variety of solutions, builds a case for a best response and critically evaluates the effectiveness of the response
  • Sees opportunities, finds resources and seeks results
  • Uses information and technology to solve problems
  • Perseveres in challenging situations

The committee has settled on this language for the performance indicators

Performance Indicators

 A creative and practical problem solver who:

  • Constructs a clear problem statements indicating consideration of multiple relevant factors.
  • Generates and proposes one or more solutions indicating comprehension of the problem, using a broad spectrum of resources to create predictions.
  • Implements one or more solution(s) in a manner that demonstrates comprehension of the identified problem.
  • Reviews outcomes and thoroughly evaluates results for validity and the need to make changes if necessary.

The committee is designing a rubric to address these indicators and that will be posted after next week.

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