The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog:

“Innovation” initiatives have become the rage in many schools and districts. Some have hired an “Innovation Director” and others have created an entire Innovation department. Others focus on innovative pedagogical approaches, such as Design Thinking. Yet, it appears that few schools have constructed a clear definition of “innovation” and how student learning is supposed to change.

Last week I ran a workshop on nurturing innovation for a group of teachers and administrators at a conference in Florida. One of my objectives was for the participants to articulate the difference between innovation and change. I asked them to focus on innovation in instruction since the most important element of any innovation is how it impacts student learning.

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