Collaboration Creation

Genius Hour plus Makerspace shown through student passions

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

Why do we feel it is important to make this change?

We will examine the link between creativity and time.

  • Using our most talented people.
  • Complete drawing in 10 seconds (Limited time only enough for the first idea)
  • Give 10 minutes for the same task (What happens)


Creativity is not inspired by the pressure of time but by the freedom, the playfulness, and the fun!


  • 15 minutes Huddle time
  • 5 minutes Look at last weeks reflection and create a new plan for today's work session.
  • 45 minutes student work time
  • 5 minutes reflection time
  • 5 minutes clean up time
  • 10 minutes wrap up time
  • 5 minutes line up

Tuning In

  • What am I passionate about?
  • What do I want to know more about?
  • What problem do I want to solve?
  • What do I care about?
  • How can I make the world better?

Finding Out

  • Where do I start?
  • Do I know an expert?
  • What do I need?
  • How does it work?
  • What don't I know?
  • What might happen?

Sorting Out

  • How can I fix this?
  • What should I do next?
  • What went wrong?
  • What can I do with this information?
  • Now what?
  • What does this mean?

Going Further

  • Now what?
  • How can I make this better?
  • How can I inspire others?
  • If I had more time, what else would I do?

Taking Action

  • How can I share?
  • Who needs to know?
  • What is important to share?
  • What is the best way to help?
  • Who can this help?
  • What do people need to know÷

What is Collaboration Creation?

Collaboration creation is to empower students to investigate their passions and share their learning to an audience. It encourages students to follow their passions, facilitate inquiry, and deepen conceptual learning.

What is collaboration?

Collaboration is “two or more people working together to create something new in support of their shared vision.”

Potential Projects

Lego Man in Space
The Story of Alex Scott, Founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
When Passion Meets Vision: The Ryan Hreljac Story
Caine's Arcade

After the arcade

A 9 year old boy who built a cardboard arcade in his dad's auto shop is about to have the best day of his life.

THANK YOU! Over $240,000 has been raised for Caine's Scholarship Fund! We also started, a non-profit to foster the creativity of kids like Caine around the world (watch "Caine's Arcade 2").

Over 750,000 kids in 70 countries have taken part in our Annual Global Cardboard Challenge, and we have over 120 Imagination Chapters working with kids around the world! Please share Caine's Arcade and lets foster the creativity of every child!
Preschooler Humanitarian Riley Hebbard: A Toy for Every Child in Africa