Thursday, April 26, 2018

Innovation -v- learning

A quote that was shared with me yesterday that I can't get out of my head:
It is irresponsible for a school to mobilize, initiate, and act without any conscious way of determining whether such expenditures of time and energy are having a desirable effect.  This sounds obvious, but most schools move from innovation to innovation, expending great amounts of time developing new curricula, learning new practices, and acquiring new material and equipment.  Then, after initial enthusiasm has passed, they have no sense of whether these efforts helped students. - Carl Glickman
What do you think?

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1 comment:

  1. Yep! As Scott talked about during his Emerging Technologies talk at ASBUnplugged2018, schools are the worst at looking at predictive data and using that to drive curriculum and practice.