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Do school faculty encourage positive disruption in student work?

Resource: https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program/tedxchange/tedxchange-2013

Would you describe your school’s or your local school’s culture as innovative? If not, what are the obstacles and opportunities regarding innovation in your school?

Resource: https://www.ideou.com/blogs/inspiration/how-to-overcome-barriers-to-innovation-in-your-organization

Are teachers and students applying Design Thinking to their work in systematic ways that have led to legitimate improvements?

Resource: https://dschool.stanford.edu/programs/k12-lab-network

Are teachers willing to fail forward in their classrooms by experimenting, reflecting, refining, and improving?

Resource: http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/08/fail-forward-fail-students-can-succeed/

Do teachers, students, parents, and administrators frequently brainstorm and strategize on ways to continually improve the school?

Resource: https://www.schoolreforminitiative.org/download/wagon-wheels-brainstorm/

Is the school identifying weaknesses and trying out new teaching and learning methodologies that are non-traditional, but research-based (i.e. PBL, CBL, etc)?  

Resource: http://www.bie.org/ & https://www.bie.org/object/video/pbl_at_high_tech_high

Are administrators encouraging the process of innovating by acknowledging the inevitability of mistakes and a fail forward attitude?

Resource: http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2018/01/to-fail-forward-you-need-to-believe-in.html

Do parents understand the value of this experimentation process and recognize the overall aims of each new innovation? How is the school communicating the changes with parents and the community?

Resources: https://hechingerreport.org/as-states-push-for-news-ways-of-learning-some-kids-and-parents-feel-left-behind/ & https://tiie.w3.uvm.edu/blog/project-based-learning-resources-for-parents/#.W9tJNZNKjIU

Has your school or district visited or begun having conversations with other schools in a way to develop formal or informal networks to enhance the development and scale of innovations?

Resource: http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/02/how-school-networks-work-and-why-thats-important/

Do school faculty encourage positive disruption in student work?

Resource: https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program/tedxchange/tedxchange-2013

Would you describe your school’s or your local school’s culture as innovative? If not, what are the obstacles and opportunities regarding innovation in your school?

Resource: https://www.ideou.com/blogs/inspiration/how-to-overcome-barriers-to-innovation-in-your-organization

Are teachers and students applying Design Thinking to their work in systematic ways that have led to legitimate improvements?

Resource: https://dschool.stanford.edu/programs/k12-lab-network