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Keynote Presentation given at the Network of Innovation and Inquiry Conference on May 2, 2014 in Richmond, BC.

Keynote Presentation given at the Network of Innovation and Inquiry Conference on May 2, 2014 in Richmond, BC.

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Innovation That Sticks - Real Examples from Real Schools Presentation Transcript

  • 1. INNOVATIONTHAT STICKS Real Examples From Real Schools May 2, 2014 CHRIS KENNEDY Superintendent of Schools,West Vancouver School District 2014 Networks of Inquiry and Innovation Symposium #NOII2014 Stories of Change: Pictures of Possibility
  • 2. ALL ABOUT CULTURE
  • 3. “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”
  • 4. A Culture of Innovation A Culture of Yes More than just trying stuff – disciplined inquiry Feeling permission takes time
  • 5. Focus on a Few Things
  • 6. Inquiry • No one “model” • It is more than just asking questions Self-Regulation • Start to focus at the younger grades • Looking across domains Digital Access • Start with teachers • Modernize classrooms • Embrace BYOD in the context of equity
  • 7. Common secondary timetable • One District Campus • Joint Ownership of students and learning School Wide Signatures • Every school needs an elevator pitch • They don’t need to be the same but need to be part of a coherent network STRUCTURES
  • 8. ALIGNING RESOURCES Learning Teams  Dedicated $100,000 for teams to use – micro-budgeting  Meet inside and outside the school day  Work with a mentor  Ends with a celebration ALIGNING RESOURCES
  • 9. “So if you ever wondered if the innovation grants were making a difference – just take a look at what’s going on here! There is a massive shift in teaching and learning” Elementary School Principal
  • 10. DISCUSSION What are the structures in your school and district that are promoting a culture of innovation?
  • 11. NEW ROLE FOR PARENTS
  • 12. Parents are part of the process not just observers of the polished product
  • 13. INNOVATION IN ACTION Letter grade free assessment Maker movement iPads in elementary music class Reggio Emilia inspired programs Bienalle arts projects across schools Passion projects Heart rate monitors in PE
  • 14. What is something that is “sticking” in your school and / or district that didn’t exist 3 years ago? DISCUSSION
  • 15. What Does Support Look Like?CELEBRATE RISK TAKING
  • 16. SHINE A LIGHT ON INNOVATION
  • 17. MATTERS WHERE LEADERS SPEND THEIR TIME MATTERS
  • 18. Teachers Schools Districts Governments • Will make it easier for students... • Will make it easier for teachers... • Will make it easier for schools... • Will make it easier for districts... To be FLEXIBLE
  • 19. Yeah, but . . . ?How do you scale the work
  • 20. YOU DON’T YOU CONNECT AND BUILD NETWORKS Think diffusion not replication
  • 21. Where you can find me: ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca 604-202-4379 @chrkennedy Chris Kennedy cultureofyes.ca www.sd45.bc.ca