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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Hawken School: The Woodstock Of K-12 Education (Lean Entrepreneurship)

Hawken School: The Woodstock Of K-12 Education (Lean Entrepreneurship) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
VideoDescribing something as the “Woodstock of…” has taken to mean a one-of-a-kind historic gathering. It happened recently when a group of educators came to the ranch to learn how to teach Lean entrepreneurship to K-12 students. — We Can Do Better than Teaching Students How to Run a Lemonade Stand Over the last few years [...]

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We have to be careful that economic agendas do not override the importance of what children need to be learning.

 

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, September 23, 2014 8:48 AM

Hawken School is a national leader in high school entrepreneurship studies.  They've taken the Lean Launchpad curriculum and applied it to a high school.  To find out more about their upcoming workshops, please view the link.  

Linda Alexander's curator insight, September 23, 2014 8:51 AM

Featured in Forbes Magazine as the national leader in entrepreneurship education. 

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OECD Report - Measuring Innovation in Education (Ontario data and World - country data)

OECD Report - Measuring Innovation in Education (Ontario data and World - country data) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Data and research on education including skills, literacy, research, elementary schools, childhood learning, vocational training and PISA, PIACC and TALIS surveys., This report explores the association between school innovation and different measures related to educational objectives. This book is the beginning of a new journey: it calls for innovations in the field of measurement – and not just of education.

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The study uses business metrics in evaluating educational innovation. This might be OK for some, however I do not see education as a business and think it is inappropriate to measure it as such. What has happened is that education has devolved into a prefabricated process of inputs and outputs called School using Technique.

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Les Howard's curator insight, July 23, 2014 9:34 AM

Very interesting publication.  Link to read it for free. Can click on individual country innovations.

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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"We recently discovered the Bay Area’s Prospect Sierra School’s interesting learning model that prioritizes 6 ideas for learning in the 21st century. There is, of course, no single “best” way to pursue “21st century learning”–nor any learning at all for that matter. But seeing the way other inspired educators pursue the idea can teach each one of us a lot. In this model, we appreciate the inclusion of self-knowledge, as well as moving past the idea of content to true disciplinary knowledge–seeing knowledge in context and application."


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There is no single best way to learn which suggests teaching remains central in the process.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 26, 2014 9:22 PM

This post shares another visual that provides one model of learning in the 21st century. Specifically, it prioritizes six ideas:

* Disciplinary Knowledge - "Build and apply content knowledge to think deeply and act as a practitioner of the discipline"

* Self-Knowledge - "Experiment and create, while embracing failure as an opportunity for growth in order to design new ideas and solutions."

* Innovation Creation - "Recognize one’s emotional, physical, and learning needs, strengths, and challenges to nurture personal growth and resilience"

* Collaboration - "Share knowledge and resources, building on a diversity of ideas and experiences to achieve group goals and interdependence"

* Responsibility - "Understand one’s impact and influence in a local and global community; cultivate compassion, and take positive action"

* Communication - "Express ideas effectively through varied means of presentation; understand one’s audiences, actively listen; and build connection"

Additional information on each of these six ideas is included in the post.

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How to Build a Culture of Innovation by Killing Mediocrity Pt. 1

How to Build a Culture of Innovation by Killing Mediocrity Pt. 1 | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Innovation Suffocates in a Culture of Mediocrity: How to breathe life into company culture to compete for the futureIdeas are a dime a dozen. Everyone seems to have one or more. I just wish that more
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Change is always happening. Are we even aware of the change and what that means? Just saying we want innovation and creativity does make it so. Look at education. For all the talk of change, it looks remarkably the same with new technology, but largely the same.

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Innovation as Deviation: Embrace the Unknown

Innovation as Deviation: Embrace the Unknown | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Often even the best of leaders struggle with innovation. Why is innovation so difficult and hard to manage? There are fundamental things about innovation that make it different from all the other
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It is interesting to realize that innovators are often seen as deviant and acting outside the norm in tired and old models.

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Innovation: Still More Art Than Science

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more money on R&D. It’s not about money.


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The description of Steve Jobs being intuitive in his innovation is what we need to take away. The other lesson we might take from him is that he was not a specialist. He was an artist, a scientist of sorts, and a business mogul. This suggests being more a generalist.

 

We can take these lessons into schools and help children become more creative.

 

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Breaks Are Good For Business

Breaks Are Good For Business | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Leadership- you must talk the walk. There are big benefits to structured breaks. Employees refresh and recharge, they're more creative, focussed & engaged.

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Breaks are healthy. It is actually on breaks from "real work" that many breakthroughs happen. Students benefit from these when done well.

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Lessons On Appointment Setting Innovations -

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Lessons On Appointment Setting Innovations - | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
When it comes to innovation, we all have heard a multitude of names who are the paragons of it, from Steve Jobs to Zig Ziglar. They have made a lot of contribution in the field of appointment setting and lead generation. But these people are way too modern, to be honest. They have been with [...]

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What was most interesting about da Vinci was most of his work was done alone. He did not benefit from contemporary teamwork which often is not a benefit/

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Classroom Practice - 10 commandments of successful innovation - news - TES

Classroom Practice - 10 commandments of successful innovation - news - TES | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teachers love to experiment, but too many interventions spoil a lesson. Follow our tips to make the most of your bright ideas

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Theory and practice integrated is a fascinating idea which is under utilized.

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:34 AM

Here are 10 commandments that focus on learners first. TES magazine's article by David Weston is written in an interesting way. Starting with the learners and not reinventing the wheels are both good advice for teachers who have so much on their plates. The author brings in ideas like doing your research on why something works before experimenting with your kids. It is okay to take risks and the author is right about prioritizing your ideas. Spend the time to research, collaborate with other teachers to see what worked and what you need to do different next time. Interesting read!

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Three Critical Innovation Roles: Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker

Three Critical Innovation Roles:  Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Innovation comes from informal key leadership roles. Brokers, Role Models and Risk-takers are the engine of innovation cultures.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, AlGonzalezinfo
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It is an excellent scoop. We need to cultivate the brokers, role models, and risk takers.

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Robin Martin's comment, August 6, 2013 1:39 PM
Thanks for sharing!
Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, August 10, 2013 9:14 AM

"You won’t find these functions described in job descriptions, nor will you find someone with a title like “risk-taker.”  You won’t find these roles being incentivized, or formally evaluated or even recognized, as a rule.   Like many aspects of an innovation culture, they happen – serendipitously – or they don’t.  And because the roles are elusive and difficult to measure, they can go unappreciated and unnoticed.  And then they gradually fade away.

 

But if you look hard in your organization, trust your own judgment, and use your best observational skills, you can find, nurture, and acknowledge these key individuals and keep their critical skill sets alive . . . and growing."

Pascal Hoguet's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:13 PM

Des rôles clés, facteurs de succès pour favoriser l'innovation dans une organisation.