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Stephanie Bisson, Indistar Shepard, at Indistar Summit 2014
CIL's Allison Crean Davis and Michael Smith with Lisa Kinnaman, Idaho Leads, at Conversations with Innovators
CIL's Mark Williams drives home a point at Indistar Summit 2014
Don Doggett, Southeast Comprehensive Center, at Indistar Summit 2014
Ryan Baker with CIL's Janet Twyman and Mark Williams at Conversations with Innovators
Innovators Michael Smith, CIL, and Lisa Kinnaman, Idaho Leads, at Conversations with Innovators
CIL's Mark Williams with Innovators Janet Twyman, CIL, and Ryan de Baker, Columbia University at Conversations with Innovators
Dan DeWolf, Georgia Department of Education, at Indistar Summit 2014
Waylon Ballew, a recent graduate of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) operated by the Bureau of Indian Education, at Indistar Summit 2014
Yvonne Holloman (Virginia)
Marilyn Murphy (CIL Director)
Joyce McFarland, Brinna Terry, and CIL’s Bernadette Anderson at STEP event with Nez Perce in Idaho
CIL’s Stephanie Benedict presenting at Arkansas School Improvement Conference
Bobby Lester and Elbert Harvey, Arkansas DOE, with CIL’s Stephanie Benedict at School Improvement Conference
Change leaders can create a culture of innovation in which the goal of continuously improving instructional practice is clear, innovation is encouraged, trust is assured, and results are rewarded.
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CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR INNOVATION IN LEARNING
Innovation for Students with Disabilities
The Institute for Disabilities (IOD) collaborates with the Center and provides expert technical assistance on personalized learning for students with disabilities, including technology-aided personalization. Three fields of study are ripe for innovation in this area: universal design for learning (UDL), accessible instructional materials (AIMs), and assistive technology (AT).
By personalizing learning, teachers build in each student the capacity and desire to master the taught curriculum and to pursue personal interests beyond the scope of the curriculum and the confines of the classroom. Students vary greatly in what they learn, how much they learn, the pace at which they learn, and their ability to apply their learning.
Learning In and Out of School
Some innovations in learning (i.e., social media, network devices, and web-based learning programs) certainly facilitate learning outside of school. This Center focuses on how the school prepares students for out-of-school learning and enables students to integrate their out-of-school learning with their learning in school.
The amount of information technology and connectivity bring to our doorstep is overwhelming, but the same technology provides new tools to sort, filter, select, organize, and display information. Technology dramatically increases a teacher's ability to identify and manage the needs of many students, and for students to access a large variety of interventions, content, resources, and learning opportunities everywhere at any time.
Innovation for Better Learning Outcomes
Improvements is the incremental process of bringing actual practice closer to conventional best practice. Transformation is a dramatic repurposing of the school. Innovation replaces best (standard) practice with better practice, setting new practice standards.
LEAGUE OF INNOVATORS
Working with Regional Comprehensive Centers to build state education agencies' capacity to stimulate, select, implement, and scale up innovations in learning.
CENTER PRESENTATIONS & WEBINARS
The Handbook on Innovations in Learning focuses on innovations-both methodological and technological-in teaching and learning that promise to surpass standard practice in achieving learning outcomes for students.
These annotated bibliographies provide a quick response to a request for information on a specific topic.
The Center bases its understanding of innovations in learning on two learning levers: managing the curriculum and personalizing learning. An idea spawns a discovery that leads to an invention that, through innovation, is adapted or refined for specific uses or in particular contexts. An innovation replaces the standard product, program, practice, or process with something better, thus creating a new standard.
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NEW The Something Other
NEW Personal Competencies in Personalized Learning
NEW Personal Competency: A Framework