The North Salem NY School District is gaining national attention for its commitment to teaching students to solve problems through critical and creative thinking.
This work is described in two recent publications, The Leader’s Guide to 21st Century Education by Ken Kay and Valerie Greenhill, New York: Pearson, 2013, and Digital learning for All Now, by Jonathan P. Costa, Thousand Oaks: Corwin, 2012.
In 2012 the National School Boards Association awarded the North Salem Central School District its First Place Magna Award for exemplary and innovative leadership.
In 2011 we launched the Linked In group Solving Problems Through Critical and Creative Thinking, now an international portal for sharing articles and provocative thinking on this and related topics. The group is open to all Linked In members.
We are grateful to our critical friends in the Tri-State Consortium, a group of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut high performing school districts, and Edleader21, a national professional learning community fro 21st century education leaders.