Protocol Overview and Instructions:
Idea quota is an idea generating protocol where you simply set a time and set a quota of ideas that you would like students to generate. The guideline for brainstorming is judgement free, that no idea is a bad idea, and to simply get as many ideas out on sticky notes. Ideally, if you have sticky notes, students write one idea per sticky note so this protocol can be used with other solutions protocols, like affinity mapping.
Idea Quota Protocol Instructions
I loved the Idea Quota because it forced students to push past the status quo and start brainstorming in a way that was truly original and unique— as well as find the overlaps in the directions that their minds were moving.
“You can use all of your ideas and you can even put them into one. It's tough to think of ideas that everyone would like, not just what I like. It made me excited to put my idea on a sticky note and share it with my group"
Meet the Educator:
Brenna Holsclaw is an educator at Coopersville Area Public Schools. She teaches at Coopersville Middle School.
"FuturePREP’d helped to challenge me as an educator to find real and engaging opportunities that can be applied to my classroom to help students truly develop a love for learning and curiosity—- plus, it was ridiculously fun for everyone involved!!"