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Prepare for something great!


The Create Something Great 2016 Think Tank is scheduled for the week of June 6th through June 9th at Mountain Vista High School and Mountain Ridge Middle School. Created by teachers for teachers, the Think Tank allows DCSD teachers to share ideas, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country.


Monday, June 6:

  • The week begins with the CSG Student Innovation Expo from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at MVHS.  This event showcases the prototypes, products, apps, inventions, and service learning projects that DCSD students are forging as a result of the implementation of innovative instructional strategies in DCSD classrooms.

  • Following the Innovation Expo is a panel discussion from 5:00-6:30 pm in the auditorium at MVHS, featuring four distinguished panelists from education and industry such as:

    • Allison Zmuda, author of Learning Personalized

    • Adrian Bazemore from Proctor and Gamble’s eCommerce Division in Seattle, WA

    • Jeff Boodie founder and CEO of JobSnap in Los Angeles, CA


Tuesday-Thursday, June 7-9:

Concurrent learning offerings are available between June 7-9 at Mountain Vista HS and Mountain Ridge MS.

  • Design Thinking Boot Camp facilitated by Leonard Medlock of EdSurge

  • DEEP 201 sessions facilitated by Lee Ann Hayen, principal at Castle Rock Middle and Meghan Ofer, principal at Roxborough Intermediate School.  

  • Learning Sessions along with the Design Thinking Workshop: There are over 50 learning sessions June 7-9 designed to allow teachers to explore and collaborate around three tracks of learning: Innovative Instructional Models, Assessing in Real World, Authentic Context, and Modern Tools for Modern Learners.  Educators and businesses from across the country as well as DCSD educators will be facilitating these sessions. 


Visit the Create Something Great event website for more details.

Registration is free for all DCSD educators and opens exclusively for DCSD on February 28th. CSG registration opens nationally on March 18th. Please contact Mary Murphy, Russell Loucks, or Mary Lisa Harper in World Class Education for additional information.


February 21, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Create Something Great

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