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
This is such an exciting, but challenging, protocol because we are finally getting a chance to come up with ideas and then pushing through the threshold of those first ideas. This can be so challenging yet rewarding for students.
“This protocol really challenges my students. They have their idea or two going in the first part of the project and my goal for them is to push through this and come up with as many ideas as possible. In the end, those first ideas typically aren’t the ones that we decide to use.”
“It was hard to keep writing and coming up with ideas, but it was fun to hear everyone’s ideas.”
Meet the Educator:
Teaching in Grand Haven for 10 years- 6 as a 1st grade educator and 4 as a 4th grade educator. I am also the head coach for GH Varsity Boys Soccer.
“PBL and Design thinking gives my students opportunities to collaborate and think authentically. I like the chance to connect with community and for my students to be a part of something that inspires them to grow.”