In this episode, we talk about the path to greater creativity – based on Dr. Keith Sawyer’s latest book – Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Creativity and how we might apply them to innovation and creativity in education.
The 8 (zig zag) stages consists of:
ASK- Here are some of the questions we are asking…
- What if we had students asking more questions?
- What if our classrooms were based on this student inquiry?
- What if our students were more engaged in project based learning?
- What if there was more student voice in learning outcomes?
We need to work the process and be open to the fluidity of ideas. We also need to be willing to collaborate with others as we build off our chosen idea and develop it further. In the design and innovation process, there is power in multiple perspectives. This year, we would like to bring a group of innovators together to be our “makers.” This group will read, explore, learn, play, and create/implement innovative ideas to help us define what teaching and learning look like in our classrooms of the future.
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Each episode we leave you with a question or two to think about…with the idea of provoking conversation. This week’s question:
- How does your organization encourage innovation?
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Explore additional resources:
- Blog Post by Keith Sawyer
- Zig Zag, The Surprising Path to Creativity by Keith Sawyer
- Thinking Routines
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