Tuesday, April 17, 2018

EdTech Summit Auckland - 2018 - Session 7

Driving Change and Agendas of Innovation Forward in your School
Anthony Speranza

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Challenges to improved change ?
Time, lack of devices, lack of passion, parents, mandates, TITWWHADI, technical expertise, rapid change, priorities, lack of support, budgets, communication, equity, research.

When you hear something that works, it should give you hope but you should not replicate it exactly. Everything is different for different people and situations.

Know your product, people and process - the three p's
Understand fully the possibilities of any product you are going to use.
Connect with other people to help, advise and listen to.
Use the product yourself and it will improve your confidence in talking to others about it.
Keep up to date
Approach the early adopters and get them to try stuff and share it back, then it is not just the same innovators trying to push everything.
Early majority - mostly want proof and evidence before they make the leap
Late majority - need more proof and see it done.
Laggards - don't polish the rocks!!
People are risk averse and the majority of people will say no at first.
Early adopters can trial and suggest how it can be made meaningful for the majority.

Need to invest in building capacity in staff - it doesn't happen by magic.
How can time be used efficiently?
Less formal "techie brekkies"
Build expertise in students - they can assist staff and other students.

Creating conditions for change - there needs to be an urgency
Once you have adopted something how do you make it stick?
How can schools retain the passionate people?
What mindset is needed?
What tools are needed?
What skills are needed?
Kotter's 8 steps for leading change

SAMR model - key moments need extra attention for this to happen and not slide backwards.

Understand your why first, then the how will fall into place.
Starting with why create your purpose, this will then drive your motivation and so to passion - lack of passion could be that they are not linked to the overall school why.
It will fall over if you build competency but not passion for the why.

Contrast Frames

Google for Education Transformation Center

The what it "should" be needs to be based on your why. Who decides what it should be?

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