What are you most significant takeaways from the Innovator’s Mindset MOOC? There are a lot of people out there doing great things and connecting to them and sharing ideas can only advance our craft and expertise. What will you do [and have you done] as a result? During the course of this MOOC, and as … Continue reading What now?!
Foundations of Innovation One of the foundations of innovation that is vibrant in the math department where I teach is the idea of embracing an open culture. We share resources with in our department using Google Drive daily with the hopes of aligning each section of the same course. This has been happening for about … Continue reading Foundations of Innovation
A What If that is missing from Curos’ list that I ask myself at times is, What if we had time to do all of the amazing things that we imagine? At a conference last year focused on creating change in schools, our team worked through how to best implement moving towards a proficiency based … Continue reading What Ifs (#IMMOOCB3)
My vision for education is where people develop interests, knowledge, and skills in order to successfully live in and give back to their community in a way that is fulfilling and meaningful for them. Learners strive to realize their dreams and gather the resources in different facets to do this. This process should be an … Continue reading Vision of Education (#IMMOOCB2)
ISTE is an organization that focuses on how to implement technology in education in order to transform traditional classrooms into ones where students take charge and use technology to explore and learn. The framework for this organization lies in 14 “Essential Conditions” that help schools focus and plan for successful technology integration. This blog post, … Continue reading International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) (#IMMOOCB1)
How do you embody the characteristics of an Innovator’s Mindset? I believe my personality lends itself to that of innovation. I love Finding and solving problems Taking stock of all of my resources Examining problems from all angles Creating prototypes and reworking things until they are perfect And figuring out how to do something better … Continue reading #IMMOOC Week 2
What do you see as the purpose of education? Why might innovation be crucial in education? The purpose of education is to acquire knowledge and skills, make connections, and apply that knowledge to new situations. A typical route to learning has been to take classes in subjects where the content is predetermined and the instructor’s … Continue reading #IMMOOC Week 1
Twitter plays a big role in our High School. Here’s our principal’s account: He’s got a lot of tweets! About a year ago I thought our math department should jump in on the bandwagon and I created the account @SBMathApartment where I tweet sporadically about math events, fun things in our department, or whatever else … Continue reading My Twitterverse
The idea for this change project is a subset of my original Destination Postcard. I call it: SAVE ALL THE THINGS!
To be perfectly honest, I had a hard time reading this article. I sat down to try to read it five different times. It felt very jargon-y, nonspecific, and like there was some prior information I was missing as he referred to various terms. Keep that in mind as I answer these questions. What preconceptions … Continue reading Change Your Theory