Principled Innovation: Leadership for Today, Tomorrow and the Future

In-person Event

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Eoline Cary
Audience
  • P-12 Educators
  • Scholars, Practitioners, Policymakers
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Join us for our Principled Innovation: Leadership for Today, Tomorrow and the Future conference on Feb. 22. During this day of action-oriented exploration, you'll have the opportunity to:

    • Connect and network with fellow education leaders.
    • Engage in a series of thought-provoking, interactive studios that explore how to lead communities in the redesign of educational systems and experiences.
    • Hear from other leaders who are creating cultures of change in their local contexts.
    • Gain new tools, approaches and perspectives to apply in your own work.  

    Sessions and studios will be led by nationally and internationally recognized educators and innovators.

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    Agenda 

    8:15 – 9 a.m.
     

    Registration, Breakfast, Coffee and Conversation
     

    9 – 10 a.m.    
     

    Opening Rumpus
     

    10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

    Studio Sessions 1

     

    Bold Leadership for a Better Tomorrow
    A Conversation with ADE Associate Superintendent of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Erica Maxwell
    Shaping Learning Futures
    Teams of Educators + Advancement Pathways + Deeper and Personalized Learning = The Next Education Workforce
    Leaders at Play: A Game-based Exploration for Designing Change

    11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m
     

    Lunch with Carole & Friends

    • Moderator: Carole Basile, Dean, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

    • Erica Maxwell, Associate Superintendent, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, ADE

    • Jill Sarraino, Principal, Mountain View School, Washington Elementary School District

    • Stacy Ellis, Principal, Copper Trails School, Avondale Elementary School District

    • Michelle Berg, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Creighton School District

    1 – 2:15 p.m.

    Studio Sessions 2
     

    Bold Leadership for a Better Tomorrow
    Shaping Learning Futures
    Principled Use of Technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Navigating Systems Change Through Principled Innovation
    Leaders at Play: A Game-based Exploration for Designing Change

    2:20 – 3 p.m.
     

    Reflection, Building the Future Together & Closing
     

    Studio Session Descriptions

    Session title: Bold Leadership for a Better Tomorrow (Sessions 1 & 2)
    Session leader: Chris Gilmore, Principal, Mesa Westwood High School
    Session description: In this session, you’ll get hands on with instructional leadership for 21st century career development. Framed by Mesa Public Schools’ Portrait of a Graduate, interdisciplinary teams of teachers at Westwood High are leading experiential learning for cohorts of freshman students. Principal Chris Gilmore will lead participants through an inquiry cycle, sharing the rationale and support for this pedagogical transformation.

    Session title: A Conversation with ADE Associate Superintendent of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Erica Maxwell (Session 1 only)
    Session leader: Erica Maxwell, Arizona Department of Education
    Session description: In this session, join ADE Associate Superintendent of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Erica Maxwell to learn about ADE’s ongoing work to promote equitable educational opportunities for Arizona’s students. Ms. Maxwell will invite participants to share their lived leadership experiences, and encourage leaders to embrace risk-taking for transformative leadership.

    Session title: Teams of Educators + Advancement Pathways + Deeper and Personalized Learning = The Next Education Workforce (Session 1 only)
    Session leader: Lisa Wyatt, Senior Program Strategist, Next Education Workforce, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
    Session description: As schools implement deeper and personalized learning, how can we expect one teacher to meet every child’s needs? How can we create professional pathways that keep great teachers with students and leverage their expertise? Our answer: Move away from the 1-teacher-1-classroom model, and build teams of educators around our learners. Come learn about Next Education Workforce models in this engaging, design-based session.

    Session title: Leaders at Play: A Game-based Exploration for Designing Change (Sessions 1 & 2)
    Session leaders: Ben Scragg, Director of Design Initiatives & Kyle Wagner, Design Strategist, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
    Session description: This session will feature a game-based exploration of how leaders might reimagine and redesign their educational services. Participants will play design partners working to understand the systemic forces at work in their contexts, and they will also engage in inquiry to improve outcomes. Along the way, participants will work together to progress through the muddiness of leading educational innovation in the 21st century.

    Session title: Principled Use of Technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Session 2 only)
    Session leader: Sean Leahy, Director of Technology Initiatives, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
    Session description: The imminent approach of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring a new era of technologies that will blur the line between digital, physical, and biological systems. This session explores the role of the principled innovation framework in the use of future technologies in educational settings and provides participants a chance to explore introductory methodology on developing strategic planning around uncertainty and complexity of future technologies.

    Session title: Shaping Learning Futures (Sessions 1 & 2)
    Session leaders: Heather Haseley and Dan Munnerley, University Technology Office’s Learning Futures Collaboratory
    Session description: What does the future of learning look like and how can we shape it to be learner-centered, immersive, exploratory, and personalized? How can we design our learning environments (physical and digital) to best meet the needs of our learners and enable the seamless flow between these environments?  How do we build collaborative bridges to serve our learners at all stages of life? How do we prepare our learners and institutions to flourish in a rapidly evolving world? In this session, participants will wrestle with these questions, learn about how the Learning Futures Collaboratory at ASU is thinking about them, and collaborate using design-based methods on architecting the way forward.

    Session title: Navigating Systems Change Through Principled Innovation (Session 2 only)
    Session leader: Cristy Filloon, Director of Principled Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
    Session description: Immerse yourself in a mini world of systems change while taking a deeper dive into Principled Innovation. This session will provide the opportunity to interact with the practices of principled innovation as you engage in a simulation which allows you to experience how one component of a system can impact the greater whole.