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Creating Innovators

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Transcript of Creating Innovators

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Chapter 4 Social Innovators
Chapter 5 Innovating Learning
Chapter 6 The Future of Innovation
Creating Innovators
Let's Get Innovative!
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Chapter 1
A Primer on Innovation
Chapter 2
Portrait of the Innovator as a Young Man
Chapter 3
STEM Innovators
Epilogue
Letter to a Young Innovator
Works Cited
Wagner, Tony. Creating Innovators. New York, NY: Scribner, 2012. Print.
The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World
by Tony Wagner
Karri Adams
Jessi Hall
Maria Rector
Questions?
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"How do we educate today's young people
to be innovators?" -Pg. XIV
"How will teachers develop the student skills that matter most for our country's future?" -Pg. XV
"How do parents nurture some of the important skills and attributes of their children?" -Pg. XV
"How are digital natives differently motivated, and what kinds of teacher and leadership do they respond to most positively?"
An Introduction
"Creative problem solving...Problem solving without the creative element is not truly innovative." -Ellen Bowman Pg. 8
"In the midst of thee growing demand for more innovative people, studies tell us that our children's creativity is on the decline." Pg. 7
What is Innovation and Why do We Need it?
"We are in a "Creativity Crisis"...One likely culprit is the number of hours kids now spend in front of the TV and playing video games rather than engaging in creative activities. Another is the lack of creativity development in our schools." Pg. 7
"The problems we face now, and in the future, simply demand that we do more than just hope for inspiration to strike." Pg. 7
"Creative problem solving...Problem solving without the creative element is not truly innovative." -Ellen Bowman Pg. 8
"In the midst of thee growing demand for more innovative people, studies tell us that our children's creativity is on the decline." Pg. 7
What is Innovation and Why do We Need it?
"We are in a "Creativity Crisis"...One likely culprit is the number of hours kids now spend in front of the TV and playing video games rather than engaging in creative activities. Another is the lack of creativity development in our schools." Pg. 7
"The problems we face now, and in the future, simply demand that we do more than just hope for inspiration to strike." Pg. 7
The
"DNA"
Of an Innovator
Pgs. 12-13
Skills:
Critical thinking and problem solving
Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
Agility and adaptability
Initiative and entrepreneurship
Accessing and analyzing information
Effective oral and written communication
Curiosity and imagination
Character Attributes:
Empathetic
Integrative Thinking
Optimism
Experimentalism
Collaborator
Incremental vs. Disruptive Innovation
from Pg. 9-11
Incremental
Significantly improving existing products,
processes, or services.
Example: Improving building products like windows and insulation to reduce energy consumption.
Disruptive
Also called "Transformative" innovation- is
about creating a new or fundamentally different product or service that disrupts
existing markets and displaces formerly dominant technologies.
Examples: Sony's Transistor Radios, IBM PC, and now, Apple (iPod, iPhone, and iPad).
Innovation is also social...

Think about Martin Luther King Jr.
and...
"associating, questioning, observing, experimenting, and networking" -Dyer, Gregerson, and Christensen Pg.14
Doing
Innovative Verbs
Thinking
Innovators question, observe,
experiment, and network.
Innovators associate to cultivate
new insight.
"associating, questioning, observing, experimenting, and networking" -Dyer, Gregerson, and Christensen Pg.14
Doing
Innovative Verbs
Thinking
Innovators question, observe,
experiment, and network.
Innovators associate to cultivate
new insight.
Are we born with it?
Or
Not?
Wagner says: "[The DNA] represents a
set of skills and habits of mind that can
be nurtured, taught, and mentored given
the right environment and opportunities.
So, DNA, then, turns out not to be the right
term, after all. It's not primarily what you
are born with that makes you an innovator
--though clearly some people are born with
extraordinary gifts. These authors seem to
agree that what you have learned to do is
more essential. Yes, there's nature--but
there is also nurture, what the environments
around us encourage and teach." Pg. 16-17
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
How is the "Innovation Generation"
Different?
Digital Natives!
Spend more time on electronic devices than in
classrooms!
Use the Internet to
act on curiosity!
Worried about the planet, healthy
lifestyles, and making a difference.
Skeptical of adult authority!
"Not coin-operated"
Flexible!
Ask questions!
More "WE" in their language!
Famous College Dropouts!
Edwin Land - Inventor of Polaroid
Bill Gates - Microsoft
Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook
Steve Jobs - Apple
Michael Dell - Dell Computers
Larry Ellison - Oracle Founder
Dean Kamen - Inventor
Pg. 22
How can we develop
Innovators?
Expertise
Creative
Thinking
Skills
Creativity
Motivation
Play, Passion, and Purpose
How to Parent an Innovator
Play
Passion
Purpose
Creating
Teaching
Motivating
Unstructured
Discovery
Exploration
Experimental
Interests
Process
Self Teaching
Problem Solving
Use experience
to develop intrinsic
motivation to pursue a passion with a goal in mind.
Network with others
Sacrifices
Believe in the cause
Resolve Conflicts by
Creating Conflicts
Big Dreams
Facilitate
Development
Purpose
Skill Set
Success
Creates a culture of Innovation!
Shanna Tellerman
At the age of 24 she founded Slim Ops Studios, a company that developed a web platform for 3D design. Her company was then acquired by Auto Desk where she works as a product-line manager.
"I'm not just impacting the digital world, I'm impacting the real world, how to design buldings and factories that are sustainable, efficient, and with less waste and huge cost savings." - Shanna Tellerman, pg. 61
"My best experiences in life have been those moments when I'm working with people with an idea coming together - it's an amazing feeling! Building, sharing laughing. It's addictive, the sense of accomplishment that comes from it. I didn't understand it before taking Randy's class because so much of my schooling and even my art was solitary." - Shanna Tellerman, pg. 67
STEM INNOVATORS - CHAPTER 3
"Today the real added value is what you can do with what you know. And it is really in the doing- in the probing of the universe...that the real learning takes place." Paul Bottion (pg. 156)
"Educational institutions are deeply and inherently conservative... for valid reasons.... Knowledge is also essential in order to innovate." Pg. 141
Chapter 5- Innovating Learning
"What you know is far less important than what you can do with what you know." Pg. 142
Problem-
few opportunities to discover things on their own
learn facts, but don't understand the ideas
can pass tests, but lack skills
colleges aren't actually preparing students for skills needed today
Innovative Examples
Scott Rosenburg- Art Start and Hop Pop Project
"I approached these kids like colleagues or professionals." Pg. 143
Amanda Alonzo
Science seminars outside of class time
"I didn't feel supported- and that my creativity wasn't valued. But the kids have made it worthwhile for me- despite the huge time commitment."
Khan Academy (inverted teaching)
2,700 short instructional videos dealing with math, science, finance, and history.
Rethinking the system
"So if we are to transform high schools in America to better educate young people for an innovative-driven economy, we will need to start by rethinking college." Pg. 154
How do we change the system to make it more innovative? Where do we start?
The problem with the University
"Most graduate programs... produce a product for which there is no market and develop skills for which there is diminishing demand, all at a rapidly rising cost." Pg. 154
"College Debt now exceeds credit card debt in America" Pg. 154
"It's a very inefficient way of giving people an education, and it is a very costly endeavor." Pg. 155
Olin College
"We're trying to teach students to take initiative- to transmit attitudes, motivations, and behaviors versus mere knowledge." Pg. 158
What makes Olin different?
5 Fundamental differences
Individual Achievement vs. Collaboration
Specialization vs. Multidisciplinary learning
Risk Avoidance vs. Trial and Error
Consuming vs. Creating
Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation: Play, Passion, Purpose
"To innovate, you have to question the status quo- rebel in a sense." Pg. 179
How do we prepare students for Olin?
High Tech High is an innovative high school that prepares students to enter colleges such as Olin.
Social innovators are people with new ideas to address major problems who are relentless in the pursuit of their vision, don't take no for an answer and won't give up until they spread their ideas as far as they can. - David Bornstein, page101.
Are you relentless in anything?
What is the common thread in all the innovators? What can we do in schools to change our education system to develop more STEM innovators?
STEM Innovators - Chapter 3
Jodie Wu
Today at the age of 24, Jodie is president and CEO of Global Cycle Solutions, whose motto is transforming the bicycle into a vehicle of innovation
The part that amazes me more is how my parent's habits live on in me - the fearlessness to start a business, the generosity, to always give more than take back, the loyalty you build in employees, their humility, their resilience, and then the care with money to never waste it an spend every penny carefully. - Jodie Wu, pg. 79
Play, to passion to purpose does make sense - Jodie Wu, pg. 79
STEM Innovators - Chapter 3
David Sengeh
David and four other classmates started a social enterprise called Lebone Solutions, that explored ways to use microbial dirt to generate electricity.
"What made me who I am today didn't come from schoolwork or classes. The greatest influence on me was going to the United Way College for my last two years of high school. It's connected to the red cross and we would do some kind of volunteer work nearly every day. - David Sengeh, pg. 81 - 82
STEM Innovators - Chapter 3
Jamien Sills
I've tried to teach him to be an independent thinker, self-sufficient, and to embrace who he was and not give into peer pressure. The hardest part was getting him to understand that just because his dad wasn't around, that did not make him less than who he was, and he didn't have to be like other kids. - Ernelle Sills, pg. 95
Jamien is working with three universities: Mississippi State, The University of Southern Mississippi, and Southern University in Baton Rouge to develop new materials for manufacturing organic shoes
Laura White
Social Innovators - Chapter 4
Started Swim 4 Success - Provided swimming lessons to inner city kids.
In high school, I did work for good grades more to prove I had drive and could sit down and get stuff done. But all the pressure from too many tests hurt my creative endeavors. - Laura White, pg. 105
Social Innovators - Chapter 4
Syreeta Gates
Founded an organization called The SWT (sweet) Life, which is dedicated to cultivating and maximizing young people's potential to succeed.
"Without a reason - without passion and purpose - many disadvantaged young people can't tolerate the tedium of school. Passion and purpose are what give them hope, a clear focus, and a reason to acquire the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed." - Tony Wagner pg. 128
Social Innovators - Chapter 4
Zander Srodes
Zander has received international recognition for his work on behalf of endangered sea turtles.
At the age of 14, Zander wrote a 20 page activity book for elementary school children called Turtle Talks.
"School is the biggest stumbling block in my life - it get's in the way of everything I want to do. I hate going to classes." - Zander Srodes, page 136
Other places that are doing this well
The MIT Media Lab
"The Media Lab is organized around a series of research topics... everything from synthetic neurobiology to civic media to personal robots. Once accepted, students' tuition is covered in full, and they are also paid a stipend." Pg 181
"Here at the lab, we take our inspiration from the ways people learn in kindergarten, where kids have opportunities to create, design, and build collaboratively... which leads the students to cross academic boundaries." Pg. 182
Stanford's d.school
"At the d.school, we learn by doing. We don't just ask our students to solve a problem, we ask them to define what the problem is...Our bias is toward action, followed by reflection on personal discoveries about process." Pg 186
So why haven't we ALL changed?
Aside from the learning culture...another obstacle to educating innovators in universities is the lack of respect for interdisciplinary inquiry, practical knowledge, and applied learning." Pg. 189
"Most of us teach in the ways we have been taught. It takes a conscious effort and a good deal of trial and error to alter this pattern." Pg 190
Finland Schools
"Start one year later, do less homework, and have a shorter school day and year than students in most developed countries, and the country does not administer any tests for accountability." Pg 199
Finland is also ranked as one of the five most innovative countries in the world- ahead of the United States." Pg. 199
How?
1. Overhaul of teacher preparation programs.
2. Curriculum is only a few concepts that are deeply understood.
3. Value career and technical education.
4. Emphasize independent learning with student choice.
5. Embrace innovations.
The bottom line
"The essential point is that education for innovation must be constructed consciously and needs to cultivate the capabilities for collaboration, multi-disciplinary inquiry, trial and error, and the creation of new ideas, products, and services. It must also incorporate the intrinsic motivations of play, passion, and purpose in learning." Pg 201
"For student to become innovators in the twenty-first century, they need a different education, not merely more education." Pg 201
Parent's Role in creating an Innovator
Allow
unstructured time for play and discovery (with some limits)
less is more- fewer toys and television time
read to children frequently
encourage a passion
let kids take risks
trust yourself as a parent and then trust your kiddos
"CQ (curiosity) + PQ (passion) is greater than IQ" Pg 214
The gap between parenting and educating an innovator
"There is a tension between my own goals for my kids as learners versus the public schools' goals for them." Pg. 220
Now read the letter from pages 222-224 which summarizes how a parent of an innovator feels about the education system.
The need for innovators in business and military
"In the coming years, there won't be a single job in the US that doesn't require innovation." Pg. 228
"...but every young person must become an innovator, not just those who work for high-tech companies...and going to college will not necessarily enable you to be a better innovator." Pg. 231
In regards to the military, "You have to find ways to be both adaptive and innovative to accomplish the mission. The nation is counting on you."

How to redefine authority
As an educator, you need to be the "guide on the side," rather than the, "sage on the stage."
"Authority still matters for successful innovation, but it is not the authority that comes with a position or title. It is the authority that comes from having some expertise, but it also comes from the ability to listen well and empathetically, to ask good questions, to model good values, and to help an individual more fully realize his or her talents- and to create a shared vision and collective accountability for its realization."Pg 241
"Teachers, parents, mentors, and employers all play essential roles in shaping the future of innovation in America and the world." Pg 202
With a partner, read the epilogue starting on page 243. This letter is from the author to you (or even one of our students). What advice does Tony Wagner have to offer us? What are your thoughts about this?
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