Creative Challenge Day
for Special Education Classrooms
Info on 2024 Event to be posted shortly.
An introduction of innovation for students with intellectual disabilities.
Creative Challenge Day is a classroom-based program that provides developmentally-appropriate student challenge activities to be solved in small groups within the classroom.
Special Educators receive a challenge kit that has weekly Quick Group Challenges that build developmental skills and introduce problem-solving strategies.
Each classroom, in addition to weekly Quick Group Challenges, works on solving a Classroom Challenge - where they will create a presentation that addresses an issue, and include certain challenge requirements. Each year the theme of the challenge changes. All teams are invited to present their challenge solution (which takes the form a 5-8 minute presentation / skit) at our Creative Challenge Day.
What to Expect
At Creative Challenge Day, each classroom-based team will:
Present their Classroom Challenge
5-8 Minute Performance
Teams will have prepared a performance that showcases their "solution" to the Team Challenge. This takes the form of a skit or presentation, and can include student-created props, costumes, etc.
Participate in a Quick Group Challenge
4-6 Minute Experience
Teams will be given a challenge to solve "on-the-spot" that will be fun, utilize their problem-solving abilities, and include facilitators to provide inquiring questions for growth.
Be Recognized for their Creativity
Student Growth is Applauded
All students receive recognition for their bravery in further-developing their creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills.
Teachers are invited to provide additional student-specific awards as well.
Celebrate and socialize with new friends
Lunch and a Party!
Teams will enjoy lunch together, visit exploration stations that will be hands-on learning experiences related to the theme of the challenge, and the ever-popular dance party to finish the afternoon!
Ready to get involved?
Enter your name and email below if you would like to bring Creative Challenge Day to your students and/or if you are interested in volunteering:
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