Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion and Unleash Genius, 1st Edition

  • Katie Martin
  • Published By: IMpress LP
  • ISBN-10: 1948334011
  • ISBN-13: 9781948334013
  • DDC: 371.102
  • 356 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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What if education could be better–for students and for educators? Our changing world demands creative thinkers and collaborative problem solvers, but often schools stifle growth and to get through the curriculum or prepare for the test. Learning opportunities and teaching methods must evolve to match the needs of today’s learners. When we tell learners to complete an assignment, we get compliance. When we empower learners to explore and learn how to make an impact on the world, we inspire problem solvers and innovators, but this requires an environment where learners at every level are empowered to take risks in pursuit of learning and growth rather than perfection. This book is for those wondering: What if learners were valued for their diverse talents and not just our traditional model of smart? What if I could create new and better experiences for those I serve? What if I could inspire students to learn, to discover their passions, and to share their ideas with the world?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What If?.
2: The Innovation Ecosystem.
3: The Evolving Role of the Educator.
4: The Innovation Ecosystem.
5: Designing the Culture for Learning and Innovation.
6: What Does Your Ideal Classroom Look Like?.
7: Learning to Improve.
8: Learning in a Changing World.
9: Designing to Empower.
10: Learning Is a Process, Not an Event.
11: Meet Learners Where They Are.
12: Teachers Create What They Experience.
13: Share Your Learning.
14: Better Together.
15: Make Learning Public.
16: Unleashing Genius.
17: Many Thanks.
18: Bring Katie Martin to Your School or Event.
About the Author.