The Innovator's Mindset

Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Author: George Couros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986155499

Category: Child development

Page: 252

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The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity--and those are the skills our students need to succeed.

The Innovator's Mindset

Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Author: George Couros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996989619

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Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students' natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future. The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity--and those are the skills our students need to succeed. In The Innovator's Mindset, George Couros encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, to explore--and to become forward-thinking leaders. If we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. In other words, innovation begins with you. Ultimately, innovation is not about a skill set: it's about a mindset. The Innovator's Mindset is for you if: You are a superintendent, district administrator, or principal who wants to empower your staff to create a culture of innovation You are a school leader - at any level - and want to help students and educators become their personal best. You are a teacher who wants to create relevant learning experiences and help students develop the skills they need to be successful. You'll be inspired to: Connect with other innovative educators Support teachers and leaders as learners Tap into the strength of your learning community Create ongoing opportunities for innovation Seek more effective methods for measuring progress And, most importantly, embrace change and use it to do something amazing

Creating Innovators

The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

Author: Tony Wagner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451611498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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Reveals the importance of innovation in American global competitiveness, profiling some of today's most compelling young innovators while explaining how they have succeeded through the unconventional methods of parents, teachers, and mentors.

The Innovative Mindset

5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs

Author: John Sweeney,Elena Imaretska

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119161282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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"Behavioral Innovation demystifies the question of "What does it take to be more innovative?" by introducing the idea that innovation is much more of a behavior than a theory or corporate-defined initiative. Like any other behavioral change (losing weight, getting stronger, playing the piano, becoming a better partner), we can identify what we need to need to practice in the area of innovation to create a sustainable regimen that allows us to transform how we act, and most, importantly, reap the positive benefits from our behaviors. The book will include poignant, current case studies that show the reader how living in the Mindset of Discovery and practicing the Big Five can and will lead to significant business productivity and profitability"--

Teach Like a Pirate

Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

Author: Dave Burgess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988217607

Category: Active learning

Page: 177

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In this book you'll learn how to: tap into your passion as a teacher - even when you're less than excited about the subject; develop creative presentations that capture your students' interest; establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom; transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. --from back cover.

Creating Cultures of Thinking

The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools

Author: Ron Ritchhart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111897462X

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.

Empower

What Happens when Students Own Their Learning

Author: John Spencer,A. J. Juliani

Publisher: Impress, LP

ISBN: 9781946444431

Category: Education

Page: 206

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In Empower, A.J. Juliani and John Spencer provide teachers, coaches, and administrators with a roadmap that will inspire innovation, authentic learning experiences, and practical ways to empower students to pursue their passions while in school. Empower will provide ways to overcome challenges and turn them into opportunities for our learners.

Pure Genius

Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level

Author: Don Wettrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988217621

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level Because innovation deserves more than one hour a week. You've heard the complaints too many times: When am I ever going to use this in the real world? Why are we learning this? When are we going to learn about something interesting? But what if your students came to class excited? What if they were passionate about their projects? What if they grasped the connection between today's work and tomorrow's careers? In classrooms across the nation, innovative teachers are employing passion-based, open-source learning to improve their student's education. In Pure Genius, Don Wettrick encourages teachers and administrators to collaborate--with experts, students, and one another--to create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning. You'll discover: Innovation brings a fresh approach to solving real problems Creative ways to work within the constraints your current budget and system Courses that offer relevant content can inspire students to learn beyond the classroom Collaborating with experts and mentors improves the learning experience for students and teachers Students must be taught and entrusted to appropriately use social media Social media is an incredible resource for inspiration and professional development Innovation is the key to equipping today's students for tomorrow's marketplace. By incorporating the concepts Don explains in Pure Genius, you can empower the next generation to be free thinkers who can create new concepts and products that can change the way we live.

Launch

Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Students

Author: John Spencer,Visiting Senior Lecturer in Law John Spencer, (Mi,A. J. Juliani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996989541

Category:

Page: 298

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Something happens in students when they define themselves as makers and inventors and creators. They discover powerful skills-problem-solving, critical thinking, and imagination-that will help them shape the world's future ... our future. If that's true, why isn't creativity a priority in more schools today? Educators John Spencer and A.J. Juliani know firsthand the challenges teachers face every day: School can be busy. Materials can be scarce. The creative process can seem confusing. Curriculum requirements can feel limiting. Those challenges too often bully creativity, pushing it to the side as an "enrichment activity" that gets put off or squeezed into the tiniest time block. We can do better. We must do better if we're going to prepare students for their future. LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." And if you dare to innovate and view creativity as an essential skill, you will empower your students to change the world-starting right now. Look, Listen, and Learn Ask Lots of Questions Understand the Problem or Process Navigate Ideas Create Highlight What's Working and Failing Are you ready to LAUNCH?

Learn Like a Pirate

Empower Your Students to Collaborate, Lead, and Succeed

Author: Paul Solarz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988217669

Category: Active learning

Page: 250

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"QR codes provide additional Pirate resources!"--Page 4 of cover.

Worlds of Making

Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School

Author: Laura Fleming

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483382842

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Makerspaces: Your questions answered here! Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you: Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace Align activities to standards Showcase student creations Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!

Most Likely to Succeed

Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

Author: Tony Wagner,Ted Dintersmith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501104322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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The basis for a major documentary, two leading experts sound an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so we can equip students for the realities of the twenty-first-century economy. We prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the "right" colleges, have the highest GPAs, and pursue advanced degrees. But while students may graduate with credentials, by and large they lack the competencies needed to be thoughtful, engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people really need to thrive in the twenty-first century. Now bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines. Their powerful, urgent message identifies the growing gap between credentials and competence--and offers a framework for change. Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today's economy.

Make, Learn, Succeed

Building a Culture of Creativity in Your School

Author: Mark Gura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564843807

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In order to adequately prepare students for success in their lifetimes, our schools need to be transformed into environments that encourage students to evolve and develop as creative individuals. Educators are challenged to establish an instructional practice that will encourage and support the development of student creativity as well as meet curricular goals and assessments. In this book, author Mark Gura shows that yes, creativity can be developed and--with the variety of technology resources currently available--doing so is not only possible, but practical and effective. Through examples and practical approaches the book guides educators in: * weaving Maker, STEAM, Robotics, and Gaming into Instruction * encouraging motivation, entrepreneurship, curiosity, and play * teaching creativity across the curriculum * finding technology tools and resources to support student creativity

Design Thinking for School Leaders

Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change

Author: Alyssa Gallagher,Kami Thordarson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416625941

Category: Education

Page: 209

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"Design is the rendering of intent." What if education leaders approached their work with the perspective of a designer? This new perspective of seeing the world differently is desperately needed in schools and begins with school leadership. Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson, widely recognized experts on Design Thinking, educational leadership, and innovative strategies, call this new perspective design-inspired leadership—one of the most powerful ways to ignite positive change and address education challenges using the same design and innovation principles that have been so successful in private industry. Design Thinking for School Leaders explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking, one step at a time. Leaders can shift from "accidental designers" to "design-inspired leaders," acting with greater intention and achieving greater impact. You’ll learn how viewing the world through a more empathetic lens—a critical first step on the path to becoming a design-inspired leader—can raise your awareness of the uniqueness of your teachers and students and prompt you to question the ways in which they experience your school. Gallagher and Thordarson detail five specific roles to help you identify opportunities for positively impacting students, teachers, districts, parents, and the community: * Opportunity Seeker. Shifts from problem solving to problem finding. * Experience Architect. Designs and curates learning experiences. * Rule Breaker. Challenges the way things are "always" done. * Producer. Gets things done and creates rapid learning cycles for teams. * Storyteller. Captures the hearts and minds of a community. Full of examples of Design Thinking in action in schools across the country, Design Thinking for School Leaders can help you guide your school to the forefront of the new design + education movement, one that will move traditional education into the modern world and drive the future of learning.

The Myths of Creativity

The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

Author: David Burkus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118611144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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Debunking 10 common myths, and drawing on the latest research into how creative individuals and firms succeed, this authoritative resource to overcoming creative obstacles demystifies the processes that drive innovation.

Renegade Leadership

Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Students

Author: Brad R. Gustafson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506334229

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Get ready to be a renegade with this how-to leadership guide. We’re all looking for the next best tech tool, but why don’t we have the same progressive appetite for pedagogy that we have for technology? Renegade leadership may be the answer we need. Merging best practice with innovation, renegade leadership is student-centered, intertwining equity, culture, and technology. Using research, vignettes, and renegade profiles, this book challenges you to lead in the digital age by: Applying transformational tenets of connected pedagogy Increasing your leadership in curriculum, cultural proficiency, and school improvement Leading staff meetings, planning professional development, and improving student learning Don’t miss the free podcasts, flipped book study, and more on the Renegade Leadership website.

From Master Teacher to Master Learner

Author: Will Richardson

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1942496087

Category: Education

Page: 136

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As we gain access to more and more knowledge and information online, the future will belong to those who are powerful, literate, curious learners. That means emphasis in classrooms must move toward helping students develop the skills, literacies, and dispositions to be powerful, self-organized learners. Teachers who are themselves master learners in new, modern contexts are crucial to making that happen.

Lead Like a PIRATE

Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff

Author: Shelley Burgess,Beth Houf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946444004

Category: Education

Page: 250

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In Lead Like a PIRATE Burgess and Houf map out the traits necessary to captain a school or district. You'll learn where to find the treasure already in your schools-and how to bring out the best in your team. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff and communities.

Leaders of Learning

How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement

Author: Richard DuFour,Robert J. Marzano

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1935542680

Category: Education

Page: 144

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For many years, the authors have been fellow travelers on the journey to help educators improve their schools. Their first coauthored book focuses on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and addresses how individual teachers can be most effective in leading students—by learning with colleagues how to implement the most promising pedagogy in their classrooms