That Innovation Thing Everyone's Talking About

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Keynote for Innovative Learning for K-12 Conference in Richmond, BC, November 14, 2013

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That Innovation Thing Everyone's Talking About

  1. 1. Innovation Thing That Everyone’s Talking About Dean Shareski ERAC Vancouver, BC November 14, 2013
  2. 2. WHO AM I? IN CASE YOU WERE INTERESTED
  3. 3. WHO AM I? IN CASE YOU WERE INTERESTED
  4. 4. WHO AM I? IN CASE YOU WERE INTERESTED
  5. 5. IN CASE YOU FORGOT
  6. 6. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/DKUROPATWA/8972853954
  7. 7. WHY do we need innovation?
  8. 8. WHAT do we mean by innovation?
  9. 9. WHERE do we see innovation?
  10. 10. HOW do we get innovation?
  11. 11. The Dark Side of innovation
  12. 12. WHY do we need innovation?
  13. 13. Why Do We Want it? Or Do We?
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgecouros/6173491562/
  15. 15. DISRUPTION
  16. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaar/4284117075/
  17. 17. “When a 14 year old kid can blow up your business in his spare time, not because he hates you but because he loves you, then you got a problem.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaar/4284117075/
  18. 18. CHRIS AVENIR
  19. 19. CHRIS AVENIR Ryerson University sites 3 reasons for the case against him. 1.Learning should be hard. 2.There is no structure of regulation for online behavior and that makes it incompatible with academic work. 3.It is our job to protect academic integrity from any threat. i.e. Unless learning is hard and is directed by others, it fails to meet the standard for academic rigor.
  20. 20. CHRIS AVENIR Ryerson University sites 3 reasons for the case against him. 1.Learning should be hard. 2.There is no structure of regulation for online behavior and that makes it incompatible with academic work. 3.It is our job to protect academic integrity from any threat. i.e. Unless learning is hard and is directed by others, it fails to meet the standard for academic rigor. Facebook is like Facebook
  21. 21. Do we want to make our schools better or different?
  22. 22. AN 748 32765 I72/30 OM / HTTP: .C LICKR .F /WWW S/D HOTO /P
  23. 23. “MEASURABLE OUTCOMES MAY BE THE LEAST SIGNIFICANT RESULT OF LEARNING” AN 748 32765 I72/30 OM / HTTP: .C LICKR .F /WWW S/D HOTO /P DR. LINDA MCNEIL
  24. 24. INNOVATION HAS VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH “BEST PRACTICE”
  25. 25. WHY EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING METHODS ARE A BAD IDEA. HTTP://SHARESKI.CA/Y/3E4
  26. 26. “My argument is not with educational research but with the imperative of evidence-based education policy. At its best, educational research can provide important insights into the relationship between various social and cultural variables and pedagogic outcomes.” WHY EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING METHODS ARE A BAD IDEA. HTTP://SHARESKI.CA/Y/3E4
  27. 27. But the principal problem educators face today is not the dearth of educational research or a lack of evidence about ‘what works’, but the increasing absence of any opportunity for them to exercise professional judgment and to learn the value of rather what Aristotle call phronesis – the virtue of judgment. Experimentation in education should be part of a teacher’s everyday life. WHY EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING METHODS ARE A BAD IDEA. HTTP://SHARESKI.CA/Y/3E4
  28. 28. WHAT do we mean by innovation?
  29. 29. “...make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”
  30. 30. “...make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.” “...something that changes the status quo”
  31. 31. What is it we can do with technology we couldn’t do before?
  32. 32. 25 YEARS OF INNOVATION 1970-1995
  33. 33. 25 YEARS OF INNOVATION 1970-1995
  34. 34. 25 YEARS OF INNOVATION 1970-1995
  35. 35. 25 YEARS OF INNOVATION 1970-1995
  36. 36. “NICE SUSPENDERS”
  37. 37. I WANTED TO INNOVATE SHOW AND TELL
  38. 38. I WANTED TO INNOVATE SHOW AND TELL
  39. 39. STEPHEN DOWNES
  40. 40. “ They are, of course, creative and imaginative and effective. Now for the kicker: ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It's a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending video communication today, ” STEPHEN DOWNES
  41. 41. FEBRUARY 6, 2005
  42. 42. WHERE do we see innovation?
  43. 43. From Our Champions
  44. 44. KATHY CASSIDY KATHYCASSIDY.COM
  45. 45. In Isolation HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/FLIEGENDER/13721251
  46. 46. HTTP://WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM/WORLD/2013/NOV/07/GHANA-ACCRA-TECHNOLOGY-STARTUP-ROBOT
  47. 47. CLARENCE FISHER AND HEATHER DURNIN IDEAHIVE.ORG
  48. 48. When Things Aren’t Working
  49. 49. CAROLYN DURLEY HTTP://FLIPPERTEACH.COM/
  50. 50. CAROLYN DURLEY HTTP://FLIPPERTEACH.COM/
  51. 51. CAROLYN DURLEY HTTP://FLIPPERTEACH.COM/ GRAHAM JOHNSON HTTP://CANFLIP.CA/
  52. 52. Looking Outside Ourselves
  53. 53. HTTP://GENIUSHOUR.WIKISPACES.COM @HUGHTHETEACHER @GALLIT_Z @ROBYNTHIESSEN @V_LESS
  54. 54. HTTP://GENIUSHOUR.WIKISPACES.COM @HUGHTHETEACHER @GALLIT_Z @ROBYNTHIESSEN @V_LESS
  55. 55. By Asking Questions and Listening and Collaborating
  56. 56. TECHBOOK DISCOVERYEDUCATION.CA
  57. 57. TECHBOOK DISCOVERYEDUCATION.CA
  58. 58. Instead of....
  59. 59. Learning About Australia...
  60. 60. Learning About Australia... HTTP://FARM7.STATIC.FLICKR.COM/6204/6148483767_590AB1F2AF.JPG Learn With Australia
  61. 61. Watching Movies
  62. 62. Watching Movies Make Movies
  63. 63. Playing Games...
  64. 64. Playing Games... Make Games
  65. 65. Instead of Psuedo Problems...
  66. 66. Instead of Psuedo Problems... Learning That Matters
  67. 67. @SUZIEBOSS
  68. 68. HOW do we get innovation?
  69. 69. How Do We Get More?
  70. 70. “INNOVATION IS NOT AN IDEA PROBLEM... HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MIKEHEDGE/8062149534/ IT’S A RECOGNITION PROBLEM” DAVID BURKUS
  71. 71. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/LIQUIDNIGHT/5686485176/ “WE DON’T NEED BUY IN, WE NEED OWNERSHIP” TONY WAGNER
  72. 72. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/DIGIYESICA/503032870 “Is your toilet paper budget is bigger than your R & D budget?”
  73. 73. Start using the word “play”
  74. 74. “...the pattern has been that as children grow up and become more proficient at making sense of the environment in which they live, their world seems to become more stable. Thus, as a child grows and becomes accustomed to the world, the perceived need for play.”
  75. 75. “...the pattern has been that as children grow up and become more proficient at making sense of the environment in which they live, their world seems to become more stable. Thus, as a child grows and becomes accustomed to the world, the perceived need for play.” “As we watch the world move to a state of near-constant change and flux, we believe that connecting play and imagination may be the single most important step in unleashing the new culture of learning.”
  76. 76. Don’t be afraid of “silly”
  77. 77. THE FIRST WEBCAM
  78. 78. THE FIRST WEBCAM
  79. 79. HTTP://USHAHIDI.COM/
  80. 80. CHRIS KENNEDY SUPERINTENDENT WEST VANCOUVER
  81. 81. “ As a principal, the ‘tension’ was in wanting to be encouraging of innovation, but also wanting to ensure, as a school, we were moving in a common direction.  As a district leader, the ‘tension’ is more in trying to set direction for the district but giving the freedom and flexibility to schools to each have their own “signature” one that is informed but rarely prescribed by the District. ” CHRIS KENNEDY SUPERINTENDENT WEST VANCOUVER
  82. 82. “DUH”
  83. 83. Leadership is key” “ “DUH”
  84. 84. “THEY SAID THE SAME THING” RANDY PAUSCH THE LAST LECTURE
  85. 85. “THEY SAID THE SAME THING” RANDY PAUSCH THE LAST LECTURE
  86. 86. The Dark Side of innovation
  87. 87. It’s Lonely
  88. 88. It’s a lot of PR HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/VIGGUM/2418269540
  89. 89. Increased Divide
  90. 90. Increased Divide
  91. 91. SHARESKI.CA @SHARESKI

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