Crowd-Based Innovation for Educators
July 2, 2018: Final Countdown to the 2018 K12 Innovation Summit!
New: Website Construction Google Form for '18-'19 Cohort
The InnovateK12 team is making final preparations for the websites that will be used for the crowd-based events. If you are planning to participate in the 2018-19 cohort, please click the Google Form link to the left and ensure that the web-design team has everything they need to build your website. If you have specific questions, contact .
It's Not Too Late:
Registration Still Open!
We're only two weeks away from the K-12 Innovation Summit ! Don't miss your chance to be a part of the very first Summit. While some innovation conferences are vendor driven or technology driven, the K-12 Innovation Summit focuses on strategies for getting frontline staff involved in solving problems and designing new solutions. You'll not only surface great ideas, you'll change the culture of your school or district! Questions? Contact Julie Baeb
EdSurge Features InnovateK12 Model
From his early days with the Gates Foundation to his current role as CEO of Getting Smart and key thought-leader in the world of education innovation, Tom Vander Ark has made a tremendous contribution to the profession. In the March 14th Getting Smart podcast, Mary Ryerse (Director of Strategic Design) sits down with InnovateK12 CEO/Founder Eric Schneider to talk about the crowd-based innovation movement and its potential for impacting the strategic planning process.
AJ Juliani and the "Launch" Movement
Two weeks ago, the Minnetonka staff had the pleasure of working with Centennial Public Schools (PA) Director of Technology and Innovation AJ Juliani to learn more about his work with Design Thinking in the classroom. AJ's work with classroom teachers across the country and his classroom toolkit is a perfect fit for InnovateK12 schools and districts interested in going deeper. Check out his website and sign up for his blog! His book Launch is a great summer read!
2018-19 National Cohort Growing
It's exciting to see the support for crowd-based innovation continue to grow with 32 total districts in the 2018-19 cohort! Districts from across the country are recognizing the important role that frontline staff can play in surfacing ideas, solving problems, and thinking differently about the hurdles that we face every day. School leaders are changing the culture of their schools in ways that provide a new source of hope for 21st century education. Check out the InnovateK12 website and learn more about this toolkit.
Thank You, Sponsors!
We are excited to announce three important sponsors for the upcoming K12 Innovation Summit. Edmentum, Intereum, and ECMC Group are all leaders in innovation and supporters of innovative approaches to learning. All three of these sponsors understand the importance of bringing design thinking and lean engineering to the education space, and they are excited to support the group of educators gathering for this year's Summit. Again, thank you for your generous support. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Eric Schneider. Thanks!