PUTTING TEACHERS AT THE HEART OF INNOVATION
Our work is based around helping groups of educators form into a collaborative knowledge building community. This involves small groups or individuals working independently towards a coherent goal and staying closely connected with one another’s learning. Not only does this allow a group to ideate and test a greater number of ideas, but it also increases the tolerance of risk and the likelihood of success.
Our team have worked at the cutting edge of school-based innovation for more than a decade working alongside thousands of educators and organisations including The Smithsonian Institute, Microsoft, The Mind Lab by Unitec and Principals Australia as well as a large number of schools, universities, NGOs and government departments.
Our work in New Zealand has also involved supporting schools and clusters (kāhui ako) as they carry out an innovation project funded by The Ministry of Education’s “Teacher Led Innovation Fund”. Our first project was with Katikati Primary school and involved supporting a school community as they developed new practices to support the development of growth mindsets. This work was so successful it has now been scaled up to involve a cluster of schools across the Western Bay of Plenty.
All our work to support teacher-led innovation is bespoke and we bring in expertise from different areas as required.