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The Salisbury Innovate Team
What is it? A team of 15 teachers engaging with building leaders, district leaders, and other experts/thought leaders (see our list below) to help shape the vision for teaching and learning in our classrooms.
Teacher and leader participants will be motivated to:
- engage in dialogue to help define the vision for our classrooms
- share previous innovations and express interest in future innovation
- locate and read professional resources
- share personal and student learning experiences (through Twitter, InnovateSalisbury180, etc.)
- share with colleagues, formally and/or informally (faculty meetings, department meetings, team meetings, newsletters, etc.)
Potential Focus Areas/Inquiry Questions:
- What will our learners need for a successful future, and how will we meet those needs? How do we define success?
- How can we employ design thinking to develop a vision for our classrooms?
- What can we learn from other innovators?
- Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level (@DonWettrick)
- How to Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen (@EwanMcIntosh)
- Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom – Using 20% Time, Genius Hour and PBL to Drive Student Success (@AJJuliani) – 20% and PBL
- Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why (@bbray27 and Kathleen McClaskey) – Personalized Learning
- Glimmer: How design can transform your life, and maybe even the World by @GlimmerGuy and A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by @GlimmerGuy – Inquiry and Questioning
- Make Just One Change by @RothsteinDan and @LuzSantana20 – Inquiry
- Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We need by @chrislehmann and @mrchase – Building Systems
- Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry by @lpahomov – Inquiry
- Gamify Your Classroom: A Field guide to Game-Based Learning by @MatthewFarber
- Invent to Learn – @smartinez and @garystager – Making/tinkering/engineering
- World of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School – @NMHS_lms – Makerspaces
- What elements of project-based learning and/or inquiry-based learning should we see in our classrooms?
- How can we support teachers and students in building connections with other experts?
- What digital citizenship skills will our students need when engaging with outside experts?
- How does the concept of makerspace align with the vision for instruction in our classrooms?
Interested? Contact us!
Want to learn more about our current and past work? Explore these resources to learn more about Salisbury Township School District, Randy and Lynn!
- TL2020 iBook – learn more about our digital transformation
- InnovateSalisbury180 blog – Innovate Salisbury blog
- TLTalkRadio.org – podcast
- SalisburySD.US blog – district blog
- TL2020.org – Teaching and Learning 2020 – digital teaching and learning initiative
- STSD.org – district web site
- Connect with US on social media!
- Recent Presentations
- Evaluating and Assessing Your Digital Learning Initiative: Keys to Success – AASA (February 2015)
- SAMR Framework: Leveling Tech Integration – PETE&C (February 2015)
- Keystone Technology Innovators Summit – Keynote Presentation (July 2015)
- Approaches to Literacy for Generation Z – Bucks-Lehigh Edusummit (BLES) (August 2015)
- Opening Day Keynote (August 2015)
- Randy – Bio and CV
- Lynn – Bio and Resumé