Microsoft in Education Global Forum, Dubai, 2...
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I have been presented with the wonderful opportunity of creating a class and teaching it next school year. I am calling it the Innovation Class. The course is designed for the student who wishes to learn about innovation.
Students will study the creative process, different types of innovation, how innovation is created, and how innovation can be transformed into commercial reality either as new products or new services. This will involve an examination of startups, existing corporations and nonprofit entities.
This course offers students an opportunity to obtain the fundamental insight needed to understand the innovation process and to become a player in it. My goal is to promote innovative technology literacy as students investigate the world around them by examining and using new and emerging technology.
The curriculum is aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine Standards, National Educational Technology Standards as well as Common Core State Standards The higher order thinking skills that will be developed during this course will allow each student to successfully prepare and meet future academic challenges.
The Microsoft in Education Global Forum rubric of collaboration, knowledge building and critical thinking, extending learning beyond the classroom, cutting edge use of technology for learning, design of the learning environment and educator as innovator and change agent will be put to daily use.
It is very important to me that this class shows value to all stakeholders involved. I do not like wasting people’s time. I teach bell to bell and from the first day of school to the last.
I would value any input from my fellow Microsoft Expert Educators in what this class should look like.