I joined George Couros’s #IMMOOC this year because it’s a book I’ve always wanted to read fully and wanted the motivation of a group to do it. I’ve been working on a personal statement/manifesto about my thoughts on innovation in education today, particularly related to STEM/STEAM learning. I am hoping to be finished with it when #IMMOOC is complete and will publish it here later.
Our school recently started an Innovation Initiative where we’ve opened a new Inno Lab with 3D printers, vinyl cutters, raspberry pi’s, arduinos, and more. Being my first year at AISG and walking into this new initiative was exciting but also put a lot of pressure on our tech department to deliver.
I’ve learned to embrace the process of innovating rather than creating something innovative itself. Fail fast and hard is a big part of the process. If you can’t come to terms with failing, innovation can be difficult to achieve.
I recently came across this amazing video from Shanghai American School where they showcase their Innovation Institute. Needless to say I was in awe and completely inspired. We aren’t there yet but it’s a good goal to reach for moving forward. Take a look.