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  • Original  From:  h/p://bit.ly/14UsBaq "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
  • Leading Innovative Change George Couros @gcouros #peel21st
  • Guiding Question How do we move from “pockets of innovation” to a “culture of innovation”?
  • #TIES2013 @gcouros
  • “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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdesham/ 3259862682/
  • 7
  • About Me
  • Focus on Relationships
  • A Big Focus: The Human Side of the Web
  • Be More Dog
  • This is not about technology; it’s about relationships and learning.
  • 3 Things To Think About
  • Embracing Change
  • Pier 21, 1958
  • Dad
  • Mindset
  • The biggest shift for educators using technology is not skill set; it’s mindset.
  • Moving to a “Culture” of Innovation
  • Two Roads: Individual Learning and Mass Collaboration
  • Innovation is a Human Endeavour
  • “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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/berther/1919181287/
  • To inspired meaningful change, you must make a connection to the heart before you can make a connection to the mind.
  • How long does it take to change culture?
  • The Big Question Would you want to spend the whole day learning in your own classroom?
  • Leading Innovative Change
  • Learning First, Technology Second
  • How many “pencil integration coordinators” do you have in your organization?
  • Business vs. Education
  • Simone Bauer, with a Master of Arts in piano performance, B Ed in music teaching, is an innovative music specialist at Blueberry School.
  • Day 50: Evan, Student (Blueberry School)
  • “Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.” Harriet Rubin
  • Create Meaningful Learning Experiences With Staff
  • “The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein
  • “To innovate, disrupt your routine.”
  • http://georgecouros.ca http://connectedprincipals.com
  • Example: Blogger’s Cafe
  • Original from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bombardier/15371858/ “...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
  • Help move people from their “Point A” to their “Point B”.
  • “Mindless habitual behaviour is the enemy of innovation.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter. 63
  • Narrow Your Focus
  • Literate --> Adaptive --> Transformative
  • Move to meaningful creation.
  • “Learning is creation, not consumption. Knowledge is not something a learner absorbs, but something a learner creates.” Original from: http:// www.flickr.com/photos/ fotologic/410355440/
  • “They have to be interactive producers, not isolated consumers.” John Seely Brown
  • Embrace an Open Culture
  • Everyone’s a teacher; everyone’s a learner
  • Learning Together
  • "Figure out a way to create systems that allow those hunches to come together..." ~Stephen Johnson
  • Build Leadership Based on Strengths
  • 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.
  • “There are intrapreneurs who bring significant innovative changes from within an organization.” (Swearingen, 2008)
  • Innovation Week
  • “Intrapreneurial spirit” in schools will more than likely lead to “entrepreneurial spirit” outside of them.
  • Steps Towards Innovative Change (Non-Sequential) 1. Focus on Learning First, Technology Second 2. Create Meaningful Learning Experiences With Staff 3. Narrow Your Focus
  • Steps Towards Innovative Change (Non-Sequential) 4. Create and Embrace an Open Culture 5. Develop Leadership Based on Strengths
  • Closing Thoughts
  • 105
  • Jump!
  • The Biggest Game Changer in Education?
  • Original from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelgb81/2255816387/ Open your world...Open their world.
  • Contact Me Email - georgecouros@gmail.com Twitter - @gcouros Blog - georgecouros.ca