U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Flying paper air plane
Hand throwing a paper air plane
Fly at a comfortable cruising speed, using your mouse or scroll bar.
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By their very nature, children are...
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Spinning Gear
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Thinkers flight balloon
Thinkers
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Doers flight machine - string kite
Doers
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Creators flight machine - zeppelin blimp
Creators
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Innovators flight machine - ufo flying saucer Innovators flight machine - ufo saucer with blinking light
Innovators
The American School System - since forever
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Thanks to an outdated and stagnant system
bright young minds eventually,
lose their spark.
But we push them all through, just the same...
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Now entering the no-fly zone now entering the no-fly zone - emphasis orange zapper
abandon imagination abandon imagination - emphasis orange zapper
no new ideas beyond this point no new ideas beyond this point - emphasis orange zapper
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When the reality is, we can't solve today's challenges with the same old thinking.
...so when they enter college and the workforce, too often they only think one way
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target innovation
target problem solving
target critical thinking
paper plane flying at target paper plane missed target and crashed
paper plane flying at target paper plane missed target and crashed
paper plane flying at target paper plane missed target and crashed
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But Change is Coming
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bird in nest on branch bird says say what?
It's called the The Common Core
It gives teachers the freedom to help our students become the doers, thinkers, creators and innovators they were born to be.
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Now, students won't simply be asked to show where the plane landed...
...but to explain how it got there...
...how it flies... parachute
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thought 1st bubble thought 2nd bubble thought 3rd bubble ...and how they might design a better one.
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Because the future of our economy depends on a workforce...
...that can ask the right questions and imagine new ways to answer them.
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until they learn not to be
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