Day 38 (of 184) from the Connecting Leaders Conference

Day 38 (of 184) innovation

Hard to beat a double keynote by Simon Breakspear and George Couros at this years BCPVPA Connecting Leaders Conference.

Both speakers were dynamic (kinda glad that my presentation is tomorrow and wasn’t in between those two powerhouses) and had a clear message – education should no longer be talking about getting ready for a change – the change is already here (ready or not).

Amongst the highlights:

McKinsey & co report talked about education innovation in a way of scaffolding ‘poor’ to ‘excellent’ learning environments (and Breakspear connected that to being a home chef)

Poor to fair Basics of lit & num. (using a cookbook)
Fair to good. Getting foundations in place. (Can boil noodles & heat sauce)
Good to great. Shaping the profession. Tweaking what’s in sauce.
Great to excellent. Innovation & experimentation.

How can we shift from implementation to innovation
Cake maker (compliance delivery) to recipe maker (creativity design)

Learn the art and discipline of innovation.

So, if we unite around a disruptive mission – know the ‘why’
Skype – our goal is to be disruptive but n the case of making the world a better place

As an example: Rethink normal : reinvent the toilet challenge – Gates foundation

And a BIG question:
What is your compelling mission? We exist (wake up in the morning) to…

Some big thinking today. Validating many of the ‘shifts’ I have encouraged/pushes for the past number of years – and it’s very nice and reassuring to hear people from ‘outside BC’ to be encouraging the same changes to education and to continue to better empower students and teachers….

More to come!

About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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