How do you move from “pockets of innovation” to a “culture of innovation”?
How do we start to innovate inside of the box?
What does innovation mean for education, and should every educator be an innovator?
These are questions that George Couros addresses in his book, “The Innovator’s Mindset”, and will continue to dig deeper into with the second “Innovator’s Mindset Massive Open Online Course” that will be starting again on February 27, 2017.
I am thrilled to be joining George again to help host this experience. We will also be joined by some amazing alumni from the first course who will also be taking part to lead in this experience as well. Not only is this a great way to dig deeper into the content of the book, it is an amazing opportunity to create your own learning while networking with passionate educators around the world.
We are also extremely excited to bring on some awesome guests for this experience that will share their own experiences and work, to open up the learning past the book. We have some amazing guests that will join us for a YouTube Live session and a Twitter chat every Wednesday night at 9pm EST (6pm PST) that Tara Martin and I will co-host. We look forward to you joining us!
The guests and the times are as follows:
|Actual Date||Topic||Guests||Twitter Chat|
|February 27, 8pm EST||Introduction||AJ Juliani and John Spencer||March 1, 9pm EST|
|March 5, 8pm EST||Part 1: Innovation in Education||Sarah Thomas||March 8, 9pm EST|
|March 12, 8pm EST||Part 2: Laying the Groundwork||Amber Teamann and Matt Arend||March 15, 9pm EST|
|March 20, 8pm EST||Part 3: Unleashing Talent||Jennifer Casa-Todd||March 22, 9pm EST|
|March 26, 8pm EST||Part 4: Concluding Thoughts||To be announced||March 29,9pm EST|
If you are interested in joining, please do the following:
- Buy a copy of “The Innovator’s Mindset“. We will have a “selfie challenge” coming soon so get your book as soon as you can so you can win a prize for our draw.
- Sign up for the course (also listed below).
- Get your blog ready to go! (I suggest either edublogs.org or wordpress.com)
- Share that you are joining to the #IMMOOC hashtag on Twitter and share this link for others to sign up.
- Join the Facebook group.
The great thing about the first IMMOOC, was participants created their own spaces to share as well. This is not limited to the groups that we are using above, so if you are interested in making your own spaces, please feel free to do so.
We look forward to having so many great people join this process and delving deeper into the importance of innovation in education.