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About

Creativity is one of the 21st Century Skill badges. This badge can be earned while working on another project as long as the work you’ve done fulfills the requirements for this badge.

To earn a Creativity badge, you’ll need to complete the requirements below and demonstrate that you have these skills in your responses and final project(s). Specifically, you will need to create a final project in any content area that uses the skills below. You will also need to be able to respond to the questions and prompts below to demonstrate your knowledge.

Overview

Creativity: Generating, connecting, synthesizing, transforming, and refining ideas.

This badge has a set of competencies that you’ll need to demonstrate in a project and the application. The application is where you’ll provide evidence linking your project to the competencies and skills required to earn the Creativity badge.

Competency Requirements

To earn a Creativity badge, you’ll need to complete the requirements below and demonstrate that you have these skills in your responses and final project(s). Specifically, you will need to create a final project in any content area that uses the skills below. You will also need to be able to respond to the questions and prompts below to demonstrate your knowledge.

You can submit an application for any project that you’ve done that meets these requirements. On the application you’ll need to demonstrate and provide evidence for how you’ve met these competencies in the project.

You’re encouraged to use one of the projects that you’ve submitted for another badge as long as you’re able to demonstrate and document that you’ve met the following competencies:

  • Utilize idea-generating techniques to develop or revise ideas.
  • Connect, compare, and combine different sources of information to create new ideas or new ways of doing things.
  • Seek out and use feedback and critique to revise products and ideas.
  • Articulate ideas clearly and appropriotely.
  • Take risks and view mistakes as opportunities to learn and make improvements.

Application

Once the project is complete, the next step is to submit an application for review. In this, you’ll need to submit a description of the project and provide evidence demonstrating for each competency.

Please refer to the Creativity badge summary and make sure that your project includes the necessary skills.

Creativity Skill Badge

This is the application for the Creativity skill badge.
  • Please enter the URL for your project submission that demonstrates the required Creativity skills. This can be a URL to a Google Docs link.
  • Please enter a description of your project - make sure to include a brief explanation of how your project meets the badge requirements.
  • Describe the path that you took to come up with this idea and any other ideas you considered early on.
  • If you have any that are separate from your project URL, upload documents (charts, pictures, videos, or audio) demonstrating your path.
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    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, mpg, mp3, wav, mov.
  • How did you determine which of your ideas was the one that worked best of all? Describe any feedback, data, or research that impacted your decision.
  • What are some ways you could take this idea to the next level or improve upon it?