Education is not rocket science...


Creative Oklahoma, Inc., Oklahoma A+ Schools and UCO's College of Professional Studies present SCOTT NOPPE-BRANDON to explore...

Why We Need Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation in a Test-Driven World

Can ICI (Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation) coexist in high stakes educational, social and financial settings that require testing and quantitative measurements? I am asked this question every day and in multiple ways. This talk will explore the "why, how, and what" of this question and look at the current state of education across the land and globe. We will explore whether we are better off thinking outside or inside the box as we strive to answer this question.


Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 5:00 PM

Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library Auditorium

300 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Event is free and open to the public.
Free parking in Arts District garage (see below)
Additional parking available on the street and in other area garages


Arts District Garage, 431 W. Main Street, OKC, 73102
Entries on Main St. and Colcord.
  1. Take a ticket at the gate.
  2. Pick up a voucher after the event at the library,
  3. At garage pay stations located near elevators OR at exit gate, insert ticket; then insert voucher.
  4. Take the exit ticket generated by the machine.
  5. Insert exit ticket into machine at exit gate.


Scott Noppe-Brandon is known internationally as a speaker and author on the role of imagination, creativity and innovation (ICI) in commerce, culture and education. From 1987-2012 he served as executive director of Lincoln Center Institute and currently is Director and Co-Founder of Squiggle Consulting LLC. He also serves as Global Advisor to GEMS Education, Senior Advisor to Council on Competitiveness, Chairman of the Board of COMPASS Charter School, and Co-Producer and Writer for and for Possibility's Place, a new media show for young children. His work is credited as having a deep impact on the intersection of commerce, education and culture. Prior to LCI, Scott was a K-12 and university educator, modern dancer, and consultant. Key recent career moments include startup of 12 public schools; directing a five-year national research project, and conducting 58 Imagination Conversations, networked via media to millions worldwide.

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