Super Creatives are always striving to hit world-class standards because they are driven to up the bar for themselves, their team, craft and profession. However, they only know what that bar is to surpass by understanding what sets the world-class bar currently. This microcredential reflects educators who practice with themselves and their learners routine calibration experiences to inspire world-class performance.
To earn this 0.5 USBE credit microcredential you will submit two evidence items from the list below to demonstrate your effective and consistent use of calibration in both your instruction and your personal practices. You will also complete a short written or video reflective analysis. Click Earn This Microcredential to learn more!
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Calibration to understand that the world-class bar to exceed is not about competition. It is about being inspired to be at that level and understand the authentic challenges being at that level. No one reaches world-class levels every single time. It is more about what you are working toward - the journey, not the destination. Why do something that has already been done before?
Calibration: Calibration is an experience that is so profound, it alters how one sees, understands and perceives things to the point they cannot look at something the same way. Good calibration experiences work because they create new neural pathways in the brain so the brain doesn’t process things the same way.
Ms. S is a high school math teacher. In preparation to introduce her learners to trigonometry concepts, she wants them to understand and become curious about real world applications. She invites a video and animation engine software engineer who is able to show how the math applies to their real work. Her learners are exposed to world-class work for these concepts.
Each year, Ms. S attends a professional conference or online PD for other professions that utilize complex math in their products. Last year, she attended a game engine software conference and this year, she is working with some relationships to attend a hedge fund quant conference.
Over the years, she has found other international math teachers doing revolutionary work with their learners and participates in monthly video conferences with them to share practices.
Video: Submit a 5-10 minute video of a calibration experience in your instruction. Include a video or written statement in which you describe the routine calibration experiences you have given yourself and your learners and reflect on each one and how it helped reshape your view and understanding. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.
Unit Plan: Submit a unit plan of your design that you have used in your instruction. This unit plan should demonstrate your effective and consistent use of calibration experiences as a part of your instruction. This unit plan should include specific calibration experiences and the process of curating these experiences based on learners’ needs.
Testimonial: Submit video or written testimonial statements from at least one learner and a personal testimonial statement. These testimonials should demonstrate your effective and consistent use of calibration experiences as a part of your instruction. Specifically, these testimonial statements from yourself and learners should discuss the impact of calibration experiences on understanding, perspective, and motivation. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.
Candidate's Choice: Submit another type of evidence demonstrating your effective and consistent use of calibration experiences during instruction.
Candidates are required to make 2 evidence submission(s).
Criterion 1: Calibration experiences must be routine and periodic.
Criterion 2: Calibration experiences must be curated to be personalized and have a high probability of experiencing what world-class is.
Criterion 3: There are specific documented reflections about calibration experiences and their impact on mindset and future actions.
Explain how you have incorporated powerful Calibration experiences that changed your perspective into your lesson plans and how it has affected your personal learning process.
Illustrate how your learners’ knowledge and use of Calibration has impacted their work.
What experiences should I give myself as an educational leader that I can put into actions, protocols and decisions to create this environment?
Criterion 1: Authenticity – did you actually do it, what have you learned and what are you going to do next?
Criterion 2: Specific next steps for further implementation that will impact more of your practice – what you are going to do more and less of.
Criterion 3: Clarity and focus of impact on learners, where it made a difference and where there are still challenges in the process for the next iteration of implementation.
A Creative Person’s Success Manual https://goallcreative.com/pendenshambook Free. Inspiring quick read with practical tools. Every creative should read this. Written by Oscar nominated filmmaker, Pen Densham.
Game Thinking: Innovate smarter & drive deep engagement with design techniques from hit games 2nd Edition Find it on Amazon.com Named by Fortune as one of the top 10 influential women in games, Amy Jo Kim is a social game designer, community architect, and startup coach. Her design credits include Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, Covet Fashion, nytimes.com, Ultima Online, Happify and Pley. She pioneered the idea of applying game design to digital services, and is known for her book, Community Building on the Web (Peachpit, 2000). She holds a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington and a BA in Experimental Psychology. Amy Jo is passionate about helping entrepreneurs innovate faster and smarter; she teaches Game Thinking at Stanford University and is an adjunct professor of Game Design at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Go All Creative EDU Special Edition Season 1 https://goallcreative.com/edu Ted Fujimoto, education innovator and school designer, and Leigh Faith, film and television actress and content producer, created the series, Go All Creative EDU, for educators to specifically help bring the protocols and practices used by the world’s top Super Creatives that most would not normally have access to into their professional development, team meetings, classrooms and homes.
Season 1 covers the main themes that arose from these conversations: Iteration to create the best solutions, leveraging curiosity to rewire the brain, using mindfulness and managing your environment to optimize your mental and physical well-being, using calibration to achieve excellence and forming relationships that become foundational to success.
Featured Super Creatives include: Pen Densham - Oscar nominated filmmaker (i.e., Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Backdraft)
Tricky Stewart - Grammy award-winning music producer and songwriter (i.e., Beyoncé/Single Ladies, Rihanna/Umbrella)
Jeremy Soule - BAFTA award-winning music composer (i.e., Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Harry Potter, Skyrim)
Dani Deahl - DJ, producer, journalist, TEDX speaker
And many more…
Riding the Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing and Not getting Eaten Find it on Amazon.com A bestseller that is the first artist-friendly screenwriting guide to success by an Oscar nominated Hollywood insider whose productions have grossed more than a billion dollars.
Riding the Alligator is different from other screenwriting books in that it takes a non-dogmatic approach to finding your own personal creative process, and shares Pen’s best kept secrets for selling your creations and yourself.
Pen is your own, warm, funny, personal mentor as you read this book. Actress Robin Wright says: “It is like getting a UC screenwriting course for under $30!!!”.
Pen draws from his own extremely simple breakthrough techniques, shares his inspiring philosophy of finding a personal well of creativity from your inner voice, to overcoming the many challenges in a unique business, managing stress, the real secrets to selling your work, finding the right agent and being true to one's nature to create a lasting and passion filled career.
The book is hailed by Hollywood luminaries like Ron Howard, Paul Haggis, Jeff Bridges, Morgan Freeman, as well as heads of major motion picture studios and academics from top film schools including USC, UCLA, NYU and AFI.
The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles for Creating a Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Find it on Amazon.com When it comes to refined service and exquisite hospitality, one name stands high above the rest: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. With ceaseless attention to every luxurious detail, the company has set the bar for creating memorable customer experiences in world-class settings. Now, for the first time, the leadership secrets behind the company's extraordinary success are revealed.
The New Gold Standard takes you on an exclusive tour behind the scenes of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Granted unprecedented access to the company's executives, staff, and its award-winning Leadership Center training facilities, bestselling author Joseph Michelli explored every level of leadership within the organization.
Pay special attention to the Ritz Carlton 15-minute daily lineup calibration activity.