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How do you move from “pockets of innovation” to a “culture of innovation”?

How do we move from “engagement” to “empowerment”?

What does innovation mean for education, and how do we create the opportunities for our staff that we want for our learners?

These are questions that will be looking at in the fourth round of #IMMOOC.

To change it up this round, participants can choose 1 of 3 books.

“The Innovator’s Mindset” by George Couros

“Empower” by AJ Juliani and John Spencer

or

“Learner-Centred Innovation” by Katie Martin1

(You do not need to focus on all 3, but we encourage you to choose one for this round of #IMMOOC. Full disclosure, all three of these books are with either DBC Consulting or IMpress Books, a subsidiary company.)

Katie Martin will be leading this round, but myself (George Couros), as well as John Spencer and AJ Juliani, will all be involved in the course.  This gives participants an opportunity to discuss each book directly with the author while sharing their own user-generated content.

If you are new to #IMMOOC, I would suggest you start with “The Innovator’s Mindset.” If you have taken the course before, “Empower” is a shorter read, while “Learner-Centred Innovation” is a bit longer. All (hopefully) have a powerful and inspiring message, but you are free to choose the book that you have the most interest in.

Starting February 26, each Monday night we will have a YouTube Live session at 9 PM EST (6 PM PST), that will be consistent every Monday night based on past user feedback.  The YouTube Live sessions are planned for the following dates (same time weekly, 6 PM PST):

 

Date
February 26
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26

We will also have a Twitter chat weekly (#IMMOOC), led by Tara Martin. are on the following dates:

March 1, 2018 9pm EST
March 8, 2018 9pm EST
March 15, 2018 9pm EST
March 22, 2018 9pm EST
March 29, 2018 9pm EST
April 5, 2018 9pm EST

We are also extremely excited to bring on some awesome guests for this experience that will share their own experiences and work, to open up the learning past the book.

We will also bring on guests for some of the YouTube Live sessions, and those will be announced in the future.

 

If you are interested in joining, please do the following:

  1. Buy a copy of “The Innovator’s Mindset“, “Empower” or “Learner-Centred Innovation“.  You do not need to purchase a copy of any of these books to participate, but it is definitely helpful to the conversations. We will have a “selfie challenge” coming soon so get your book as soon as you can so you can win a prize for our draw.
  2. Sign up for the course (also listed below).
  3. Get your blog ready to go! (I suggest either edublogs.org or wordpress.com)
  4. Share that you are joining to the #IMMOOC hashtag on Twitter and share this link for others to sign up.
  5. Join the Facebook group.

We look forward to having so many great people join this process and delving deeper into the importance of innovation in education.

 

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