- Innovation is when problem meets solution, purposeful innovation.
- Innovation creates meaning; changes the world and makes us better people.
- "Failure is useless if you don't build in reflection!" Alex Gilliam
- Now is a time when innovation is democratized due to the technological tools available.
- Innovative process requires a nimble mind, and seeing what's just ahead, the adjacent possibility.
- Innovation is sustained when it's visible, public and community based-making the city/community the classroom.
- Innovation means being responsive and adapting in real time - AlexGilliam
- It's important to build a culture of innovation. Just begin where teachers, students and the environment are ready for innovation and build out. Create a culture of excellence.
- "People want to be with other motivated people solving things... Ask them to step up and they will." Alex Gilliam
- "There are many innovations, civil innovation, social innovation. Why can't we make city the classroom?" Alex Gilliam
- Choose true innovation over trendy ideas.
- Innovation means that you have to stop doing some things to make way for the innovation.
- Innovation works when it's tethered to something important.
- We need to cultivate a culture of skills, discipline and curiosity related to math and science learning.
- You can't be innovative in a vacuum; the best innovation is the result of collaboration of many varied minds and individuals.
- "You can't be an innovator in a vacuum." Dan Barcay
- People want to solve problems with other motivated people. We need to build greater problem-driven innovation and process.
- How do we measure and develop students' innovative skills?
Friday, January 27, 2012
Educon 2012 Panel Notes
Tonight Educon 2012 presented a panel discussion related to sustaining innovation at the Franklin Institute. There were many takeaways that I don't want to forget. Unfortunately, I noted a number of reflections throughout the discussion, but did not write down specific quotes. This will give you an idea of some of the issues discussed.