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Leading Innovative Change #TIES13


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  • 1. Original  From:  h/p:// "Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow." William Pollard 1
  • 2. Leading Innovative Change George Couros @gcouros #peel21st
  • 3. Guiding Question How do we move from “pockets of innovation” to a “culture of innovation”?
  • 4. #TIES2013 @gcouros
  • 5. “Transformational leaders don't start by denying the world around them. Instead, they describe a future they'd like to create instead.” Seth Godin From: 3259862682/
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  • 7. About Me
  • 8. Focus on Relationships
  • 9. A Big Focus: The Human Side of the Web
  • 10. Be More Dog
  • 11. This is not about technology; it’s about relationships and learning.
  • 12. 3 Things To Think About
  • 13. Embracing Change
  • 14. Pier 21, 1958
  • 15. Dad
  • 16. Mindset
  • 17. The biggest shift for educators using technology is not skill set; it’s mindset.
  • 18. Moving to a “Culture” of Innovation
  • 19. Two Roads: Individual Learning and Mass Collaboration
  • 20. Innovation is a Human Endeavour
  • 21. “To create new norms, you have to understand people’s existing norms and barriers to change. You have to understand what’s getting in their way.” Atul Gawande Original from:
  • 22. To inspired meaningful change, you must make a connection to the heart before you can make a connection to the mind.
  • 23. How long does it take to change culture?
  • 24. The Big Question Would you want to spend the whole day learning in your own classroom?
  • 25. Leading Innovative Change
  • 26. Learning First, Technology Second
  • 27. How many “pencil integration coordinators” do you have in your organization?
  • 28. Business vs. Education
  • 29. Simone Bauer, with a Master of Arts in piano performance, B Ed in music teaching, is an innovative music specialist at Blueberry School.
  • 30. Day 50: Evan, Student (Blueberry School)
  • 31. “Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.” Harriet Rubin
  • 32. Create Meaningful Learning Experiences With Staff
  • 33. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein
  • 34. “To innovate, disrupt your routine.”
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  • 36. Example: Blogger’s Cafe
  • 37. Original from: “...And truth be told, teachers should be responsible for their own PD now. Kids wouldn’t wait for a blogging workshop. Adults shouldn’t either.” Will Richardson
  • 38. Help move people from their “Point A” to their “Point B”.
  • 39. “Mindless habitual behaviour is the enemy of innovation.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter. 63
  • 40. Narrow Your Focus
  • 41. Literate --> Adaptive --> Transformative
  • 42. Move to meaningful creation.
  • 43. “Learning is creation, not consumption. Knowledge is not something a learner absorbs, but something a learner creates.” Original from: http:// fotologic/410355440/
  • 44. “They have to be interactive producers, not isolated consumers.” John Seely Brown
  • 45. Embrace an Open Culture
  • 46. Everyone’s a teacher; everyone’s a learner
  • 47. Learning Together
  • 48. "Figure out a way to create systems that allow those hunches to come together..." ~Stephen Johnson
  • 49. Build Leadership Based on Strengths
  • 50. How long did it take to film and edit? I started in November, but then I had to start from scratch a couple months afterwards, so I spent months and months on it. What’s your background in video editing? I just do it for fun. I’m self-taught.
  • 51. “There are intrapreneurs who bring significant innovative changes from within an organization.” (Swearingen, 2008)
  • 52. Innovation Week
  • 53. “Intrapreneurial spirit” in schools will more than likely lead to “entrepreneurial spirit” outside of them.
  • 54. Steps Towards Innovative Change (Non-Sequential) 1. Focus on Learning First, Technology Second 2. Create Meaningful Learning Experiences With Staff 3. Narrow Your Focus
  • 55. Steps Towards Innovative Change (Non-Sequential) 4. Create and Embrace an Open Culture 5. Develop Leadership Based on Strengths
  • 56. Closing Thoughts
  • 57. 105
  • 58. Jump!
  • 59. The Biggest Game Changer in Education?
  • 60. Original from: Open your world...Open their world.
  • 61. Contact Me Email - Twitter - @gcouros Blog -