At noon the poll closed and the vote was a landslide. Tonight’s #INeLearn topic will be “How Do You Build a Culture of Innovation?” So here I am digging through my Pocket for references. Because this topic is so broad, people will likely be coming with different expectations for the conversation. I’ve pulled together a few discussion questions, but I think the response to our opening question will guide where we go.
Thoughts Around the Topic:
It’s nearly four years old, but there are still plenty who haven’t moved into the conversation. “Don’t confuse improvement with innovation.” Bob Lenz http://www.edutopia.org/blog/definition-innovation-education-examples-bob-lenz
Should we talk about Reform and Innovation in the same breath? http://www.edutopia.org/core-concepts
“With each day that passes and each day that our colleagues look to see who will ‘step up’ and lead innovative change, the gap widens even further.” Joe Mazza http://www.edutopia.org/blog/every-teacher-an-innovator-joe-mazza
Can you teach innovation? http://www.edutopia.org/blog/nurturing-the-innovators-mindset-glen-tripp
“Students are often looked down on by teachers.” Dominick Recckio http://www.edutopia.org/blog/let-students-innovate-dominick-recckio
What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator http://www.edutopia.org/blog/what-you-need-innovative-educator-terry-heick
How Policy Affects K–12 Innovation http://www.christenseninstitute.org/how-policy-affects-k-12-innovation/
Ignore the Blame Game-Five Steps to Build a School Culture of Innovation written with school leadership in mind.
“Teachers have much more than can fit on one plate… and oftentimes adding a cart of 1:1 devices to that load can be the tipping point.” See how Jennie Magiera suggests one go about Creating a Culture of Innovation.
Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom – you want to follow the links!
So You Think You Want to Innovate?
Creating Innovative Schools (not an endorsement for Microsoft)