The Be G.R.E.A.T. Academy Partnering with OCPS to Explore and Implement Education Ideas/Innovations Proposed March 2013 Mark Leehttp://begreatacademy.wordpress.com/ Blue Underlined Links are Active Private & Confidential
An Innovation is an Idea that Fulfills its Promise, For Innovators Onwards Diffusion of Innovation But This Chart Omits Ideas that Did Not Fulfill Their Promises What if The Idea Fails to Fulfill its Promise?How will OCPS know until after the Idea Has been Tried?
When An Idea Emerges, Its Promise is Yet to be Proven Unknown Future Startup The Present The Future is Unknown So It’s Unclear whether the Idea will Fulfill its Promise Will OCPS be Willing to Risk an Emergent Idea with an Unknown Future?
Only Experiments can Determine Whether an Idea Misallocates Resources, or Fulfills its Promise as an Innovation -Misallocated + Successful Resources Innovation How Can OCPS Safely Where Where Explore an Emergent Idea? Value is Value is Subtracted Added
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Running an Experiment on an Emergent Idea Be GREAT Academy: Will It Work? OCPS Innovation School: Will It Scale? Be OCPS Other Tremendous Learning Opportunity GREAT Innovation OCPS for OCPSAcademy School Schools Learn from a Partner Will it Will it who has Work? Scale? Tech-Savvier & Risk-Tolerant Teachers
Be GREAT Academy Will Use Tech-Savvier New Teachers 2X 1.5X 2X 2.5X 3X 2.5X 2.4X 1.7X 1.5X 1.5X 2X 1.5X 2X 3X
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Charter School that Can Meet State Purposes of Innovative Learning MethodsCharter schools shall fulfill the following purposes:1. Improve student learning and academic achievement.2. Increase learning opportunities for all students, with special emphasis on low- performing students and reading.3. Encourage the use of innovative learning methods.4. Require the measurement of learning outcomes. http://www.flsenate.gov/laws/statutes/2012/1002.33