Today’s special edition episode of SparkChasers Season 2 was recorded on location at the 2015 Annual ASCD Conference and Exhibition Show in Houston, TX back in March. Greg and I share with you some insights about the conference, who we connected with from around the world (so many people were there!), and an overview from our presentation on Turning the Flywheel of Innovation.
You’ll hear about the fun icebreaker activity that we did that made a lasting impression on several attendees, as well as some of the big insights that we discovered about how most leaders are approaching innovation that needs to stop right now if we want creativity to flourish. And while it was rainy, we had a great view of the city from our location:
Look at how spread out the city is – it just keeps going on and on. With that spirit…”on” with the episode!
Episode 7 Notes:
First two stages of the flywheel of innovation: Observation and Asking Great Questions
The 90 day cycle of improvement 2-2-1 strategy
What educators can learn from the way doctors approach rounds
Why distributive leadership is critical
Startups who fail and the one thing you need to do in order to succeed
Proctor and Gamble’s solution for cleaning that finally caught on
We’d love to hear from you – where are you in the innovation process? What’s a problem that you currently have and how are you working through it?
Susan Riley is the founder and President of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.