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“Graduating All Students Innovation Ready” – Tony Wagner. Published Online: August 14, 2012 Graduating All Students Innovation– Ready By Tony Wagner Improving student achievement through innovation is the latest buzz in education.

“Graduating All Students Innovation Ready” – Tony Wagner

What does the most comprehensive study of geniuses tell us about creativity? For his book Creativity, noted professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi did interviews with 91 groundbreaking individuals across a number of disciplines, including 14 Nobel Prize winners.

What does the most comprehensive study of geniuses tell us about creativity?

In 50 Psychology Classics Tom Butler-Bowdon sums up many of Csikszentmihalyi’s findings. Here are some highlights: The idea of the tortured creative person is largely a myth. Most of his respondents were very happy with their lives and their creative output.Successful creative people tend to have two things in abundance, curiosity and drive. Join 25K+ readers. Related posts: Are creative people more likely to be crazy? What are the four principles that will lead you to breakthrough creativity? What are the best books about creativity? 12 Barriers To Innovation In Education #education. 10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy - 10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy.

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12 Silent Saboteurs Of Innovation In Education. 12 Realities That Are Killing Innovation In Public Education.

12 Silent Saboteurs Of Innovation In Education

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain. Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain by Paul Moss Recently I came across this interesting article: Shifting from Pedagogy to Heutagogy and whilst espousing all contained within, it got me thinking about the inescapable perils faced when adopting this and other progressive forms of teaching.

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain

Going against the grain can be a lonely experience at times, and whilst sound theory and instinct act as a nice warm blanket against the cold, one could well do with a practical survival guide to assist in implementing new practice. Teachers need to be prepared for the reality of what lies ahead of them to assist in the reshaping of their classrooms, and to ultimately strengthen their resolve in maintaining the chosen epistemology.

Most progressive teaching models from Heutagogy, Constructivism, to PBL concern themselves essentially, as much as possible, with placing the process and outcomes of learning in the hands of the learner. 1. 3-D Printing Will Disrupt the World in Ways We Can Barely Imagine. In the last few years, additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, has transformed from an interesting hobby to an industry producing a wide range of products.

3-D Printing Will Disrupt the World in Ways We Can Barely Imagine

It is on the path to causing major disruptions in global trade — and changing the international security environment. The explosion of additive manufacturing means it is virtually impossible to provide an up-to-date list of materials that can be printed, but a recent top ten list includes: metals, such as stainless, bronze, steel, gold, nickel steel, aluminum, and titanium; carbon fiber and nano-tubes; stem cells; ceramics; and food. Researchers are exploring the application of 3-D printing to fields from agriculture and biology to design and manufacturing. MIT developed a $7,000 multi-material printer than can print ten materials in the same object during a single fabrication process.

As businesses learn to use these multi-material printers, the range of products they will be able to print will expand exponentially. How One School District in Ohio Transformed an Empty High School Into a Digital Space for Teens. For nearly a century, a beautiful domed building on the south side of Springfield, Ohio, housed a high school.

How One School District in Ohio Transformed an Empty High School Into a Digital Space for Teens

But after a tobacco settlement left the state with additional education funding in 2008, the Springfield City School District (SCSD) made some needed infrastructure improvements. The two high schools were consolidated on the north side of town, and the old building was left vacant. Kim Fish of SCSD used to look at the regal structure, modeled after the Library of Congress and topped by a stained glass dome, and think: “People used to revere education.” Fish was among many educators who dreamed of repurposing the school in a way that retained its educational mission.

Student/Teacher Innovators

This innovative district lets students choose how to learn. Help Desk: A Student-Led Genius Bar - Teachers With Apps. Effective teachers for all classrooms? It's time for teacherpreneurs. Posted by Barnett Berry on Monday, 03/09/2015 I will be speaking at the Global Education & Skills Forum (link is external) in Dubai on March 15-16, 2015, when the Varkey Foundation will be awarding its $1 million Global Teacher Prize to a leading K-12 practitioner.

Effective teachers for all classrooms? It's time for teacherpreneurs.

This blog post offers an introduction to some of the ideas I'll contribute during #GESF. Education conversations around the globe are focused on how to recruit, evaluate, and develop effective teachers. Innovation: More than Genius Hour.pptx -ASCD 2015. 8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom. Innovation can’t be tested or graded — but it can be built up Innovation is a trait that I desperately want to instill in my students, and many teachers I talk to seem to share that goal.

8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom

In the current climate of high stakes testing, state standards, and prescribed learning outcomes, it can be incredibly difficult to foster an atmosphere of innovation and creativity that inspires students. But rest assured, it is possible. Here, I outline eight basic principles for the “Innovative Classroom,” around which I designed a middle school course called Physical Computing. Some of the projects and tools are specific to that course, but I think the fundamental ideas could be applied to almost any course at any level.