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  2. 2. What power do we have? <ul><li>Instrumental in the Great Debate </li></ul><ul><li>Apple of the Dx Researchers’ Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Model Evidence Based Interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Lead the next change in the Science of Instruction/curriculum/approach </li></ul><ul><li>Change the world….. again </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why are we here, together? <ul><li>The Many are Smarter </li></ul><ul><li>than The Few when: </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralization </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation </li></ul>
  4. 5. What does it take to be good at something in which failure is so easy, so effortless? <ul><li>better </li></ul><ul><li>Atul Gawande, 2007 </li></ul>
  5. 6. Our Score Card <ul><li>Doing Right </li></ul><ul><li>Diligence </li></ul><ul><li>Ingenuity </li></ul><ul><li>Combined Diligence and Ingenuity-- ??? </li></ul>
  6. 7. How do our students succeed in our schools when failure is so easy, so effortless? <ul><li>What teachers know and can do in their classrooms with children </li></ul><ul><li>Diligence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strict adherence to evidence base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assiduous professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doing Right </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing cultures of hope and creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ingenuity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are our schools doing in this area? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Ingenuity <ul><li>This is the focus of ISDLS. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Outliers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starvation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mortality Rates in US Wars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advice on how to be a positive deviant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t wait. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Welcome Jay Goulart <ul><li>A positive deviant, if there ever was one </li></ul><ul><li>Ask why? </li></ul><ul><li>Co-creator of WOW Institute </li></ul><ul><li>WOW for Educators </li></ul>