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Support Materials

  • Watch the documentary "Most Likely to Succeed" able to rent ($2.99) or buy ($7.99) on Amazon Prime

  • Read What School Could Be by Ted Dintersmith

  • Read Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success; How we can learn to fulfill our potential by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

  • Read Culturize - Every Student, Every Day, Whatever it Takes by Jimmy Casas

  • Read The End of Average by Todd Rose

  • Read Disrupting Class - How Disruptive Innovation will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Curtis W. Johnson 

  • Read Spirit Whisperers - Teachers Who Nourish a Child's Spirit by Chick Moorman

Contact Information

Nicole Snider, ICC Department Chair

Garrett High School 

801 E. Houston St. 

Garrett, IN.  46738 

email:  nsnider@gkb.k12.in.us 

Shannon Swonger, ICC Coach

Garrett High School

801 E. Houston St.

Garrett, IN.  46738

email:  sswonger@gkb.k12.in.us 

Ron Frickey, ICC Coach

Garrett High School

801 E. Houston St. 

Garrett, IN.  46738

email: rfrickey@gkb.k12.in.us

Online Resources


In early spring semester of 2013, our Garrett High School administration invited a few teachers to visit Kettle Moraine, Wisconsin.  While there, until 1:00am every night, and during the whole car ride back (in which we were stuck in a flood in Chicago), we would not stop talking.  We were so inspired by the students and what they were allowed to do, we just could not stop talking about the experience and what we could do for our kids.

We were four teachers on a mission - a personalized learning mission - in which we believed that learning could take place anywhere and that students are the center of the public high school learning experience.  For the rest of the school year, we did what we could in each of our classrooms, but decided that we were going to come together to create a personalized learning program for the students of GHS and that program was going to start that fall.  

In August, 2013 we started what would later be known as the ICC, Interdisciplinary Creative Collaborative.  It's been one wild ride.  And while there have been ups and we have certainly had our share of downs, we still firmly believe that learning can take place anywhere and that students are the center of the public high school learning experience.  

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