Protocol Overview and Instructions:
All students have preferences in terms of which part of the Creative Sequence they prefer to work within. In order to help them (and older students as well) think this through, we developed several assessment options. This assessment is geared toward High/Middle school students, but can be used for any age group. It is called the Creative DNA Assessment.
Creative DNA Assessment Protocol Instructions
Students loved hearing/reading the different scenarios (I projected them on the screen) and then students had to choose which response best fit their personality. It was fun seeing some of them wrestle between two ideas, while others knew right away which color to graph. One thing that was challenging was many kids had “ties” and I think a couple more scenarios would help make their overall answer clear.
"I loved seeing the reactions on my students’ faces when they discovered what they identified with most. This is such useful information when I create groups!"
"It can help us because if we each have something that we are best at, we can all be the leaders of the part of the project we are best at."
Meet the Educator:
Carrie Johnson is a fifth grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary in the West Ottawa School District for the past 24 years.
"I love connecting real-world situations and experiences with our learning in the classroom. Working through the Creative Sequence allows every student to participate and shine, and prepares them for future learning and careers."