Off the Assembly Line

Transforming School Culture by Crowd-Sourcing Innovation with Eric Schneider, President and Co-Founder of InnovateK12

October 22, 2019 Rebecca Reed Episode 4
Off the Assembly Line
Transforming School Culture by Crowd-Sourcing Innovation with Eric Schneider, President and Co-Founder of InnovateK12
Chapters
0:00
Intro to episode
1:54
What is innovation and why should schools care?
6:25
Eric's journey as a catalyst for innovation in districts
8:35
The InnovateK12 toolkit: crowd-sourcing innovation, human-centered design, and lean startup methodology
14:15
How students are transferring lean startup practice to the classroom
18:00
How this innovative practice has led to school-wide mental health solutions
24:55
The cultural impact: empowerment, problem-solving, and agility
28:33
Leadership is the critical piece of the puzzle
36:38
The role of external partners in school innovation
39:17
How is innovation different from "shiny object syndrome"?
41:46
The one thing schools and districts can do to get started
44:16
Who are you giving an A to Eric?
45:46
Get connected with Eric and Innovate K12
Off the Assembly Line
Transforming School Culture by Crowd-Sourcing Innovation with Eric Schneider, President and Co-Founder of InnovateK12
Oct 22, 2019 Episode 4
Rebecca Reed

Innovation. One of the most important, yet overused buzzwords of the last decade. It might just hold the keys to school transformation and deeper student learning, but what do we really mean when we say the word? And how can schools build it into their culture in a way that's sustainable? In this episode I talk with Eric Schneider, President and Co-Founder of InnovateK12 about accessing the transformative power of innovation in districts, schools, and classrooms. Innovate K12 starts with the premise that the greatest sources of innovation are the stakeholders closest to students: teachers, administrative staff, custodians, bus drivers, principals - and students themselves. When these stakeholders are equally engaged through a crowd-sourcing process, you see the magic happen.

Connect with Eric and InnovateK12:

Website: https://www.innovatek12.org/

Twitter: @innovatek12 and @EricS_Innovates

Chapter Guide:
0.00 - Intro to the episode
1:54 - What is innovation and why should schools care?
6:25 - Eric's journey as a catalyst for innovation in districts
8:35 - The InnovateK12 toolkit: crowd-sourcing innovation, human-centered design, and lean startup methodology
14:15 - How students are transferring lean startup practice to the classroom
18:00 - How this innovative practice has led to school-wide mental health solutions
24:55 - The cultural impact: empowerment, problem-solving, and agility
28:33 - Leadership is the critical piece of the puzzle
36:38 - The role of external partners in school innovation
39:17 - How is innovation different from "shiny object syndrome"?
41:46 - The one thing schools and districts can do to get started
44:16 - Who are you giving an A to Eric?
45:46 - Get connected with Eric and Innovate K12

If you liked what you heard, rate and review Off the Assembly Line

You can find more show details and resources at offtheassemblyline.co and connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn or at rebeccaareed.com.

Learn more about the Teacher Mastermind at http://teachermastermind.com

Follow Off the Assembly Line
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instagram @offtheassemblyline_podcast
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Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/

Thanks for listening to Off the Assembly Line. Share it with someone who needs to hear it and then go make a ruckus!

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7A6ET6FCSJ86N&source=url)

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Innovation. One of the most important, yet overused buzzwords of the last decade. It might just hold the keys to school transformation and deeper student learning, but what do we really mean when we say the word? And how can schools build it into their culture in a way that's sustainable? In this episode I talk with Eric Schneider, President and Co-Founder of InnovateK12 about accessing the transformative power of innovation in districts, schools, and classrooms. Innovate K12 starts with the premise that the greatest sources of innovation are the stakeholders closest to students: teachers, administrative staff, custodians, bus drivers, principals - and students themselves. When these stakeholders are equally engaged through a crowd-sourcing process, you see the magic happen.

Connect with Eric and InnovateK12:

Website: https://www.innovatek12.org/

Twitter: @innovatek12 and @EricS_Innovates

Chapter Guide:
0.00 - Intro to the episode
1:54 - What is innovation and why should schools care?
6:25 - Eric's journey as a catalyst for innovation in districts
8:35 - The InnovateK12 toolkit: crowd-sourcing innovation, human-centered design, and lean startup methodology
14:15 - How students are transferring lean startup practice to the classroom
18:00 - How this innovative practice has led to school-wide mental health solutions
24:55 - The cultural impact: empowerment, problem-solving, and agility
28:33 - Leadership is the critical piece of the puzzle
36:38 - The role of external partners in school innovation
39:17 - How is innovation different from "shiny object syndrome"?
41:46 - The one thing schools and districts can do to get started
44:16 - Who are you giving an A to Eric?
45:46 - Get connected with Eric and Innovate K12

If you liked what you heard, rate and review Off the Assembly Line

You can find more show details and resources at offtheassemblyline.co and connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn or at rebeccaareed.com.

Learn more about the Teacher Mastermind at http://teachermastermind.com

Follow Off the Assembly Line
twitter @offassemblyline
instagram @offtheassemblyline_podcast
facebook @offtheassemblylinepodcast.

Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/

Thanks for listening to Off the Assembly Line. Share it with someone who needs to hear it and then go make a ruckus!

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7A6ET6FCSJ86N&source=url)

Intro to episode
What is innovation and why should schools care?
Eric's journey as a catalyst for innovation in districts
The InnovateK12 toolkit: crowd-sourcing innovation, human-centered design, and lean startup methodology
How students are transferring lean startup practice to the classroom
How this innovative practice has led to school-wide mental health solutions
The cultural impact: empowerment, problem-solving, and agility
Leadership is the critical piece of the puzzle
The role of external partners in school innovation
How is innovation different from "shiny object syndrome"?
The one thing schools and districts can do to get started
Who are you giving an A to Eric?
Get connected with Eric and Innovate K12