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Creating structured innovation

I will handle a Discussion Group on Sept 22nd in London at Service Delivery Innovation Summit, and it is about Creating Structured Innovation, How can you lead a successful programme? 1,135 more words


Will School Kill My Son's Curiosity?

Last year my daughter, the first born of a long line of educators, started Kindergarten. She was more than ready to start school and I had no doubt that she would thrive. 638 more words

Katie Martin

Are You Training People or Creating Opportunities for Learning?

I always cringe at the use of training when describing working with teachers and leaders.  As many people would agree training seems to be what one does to people (or dogs) as opposed to learning, which is developing knowledge through authentic and relevant experience. 329 more words

Katie Martin

A Systematic Approach to Personalized Professional Learning

Last week at ISTE there was noticeable attention paid to the fact that technology alone cannot transform the classroom.  The importance of pedagogy and relationships to leverage the power of technology was a huge theme at the conference and it’s about time!  593 more words

Katie Martin

Creating a Culture of Innovation vs a Transformation

I was recently questioned on my use of transformation rather than innovation in respect to a culture change in schools. I couldn’t immediately defend my choice of words, which caused me go back and revisit the definitions and reflect on my own beliefs, experiences, and the desired impact on learning environments. 471 more words

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Does Innovation Need “Structure”?

A 2012 study by Accenture found that organizations that have a holistic, formal innovation structure consistently report better outcomes of their innovation programs. But Kevin Daly of Affinnova is skeptical. 338 more words


Innovation in the UN Context

Innovation is a theme that flows through my work with UN entities.  And, given that thinking out of the box is perhaps not yet the norm in this large bureaucracy, I’ve learned a lot about competencies needed for a team or department to encourage new thinking and new ways of working that increase effectiveness. 1,067 more words

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