Hybrid Innovation: Seeds for Change in K-12 Education

Hybrid Innovation:  Seeds for Change in K-12 Education

As researchers, we are also part of the K-12 ecosystem. This undertaking, which combines both research into individual schools (the trees) with a higher-level view at the incredible diversity of schools that are innovating (the forest), attempts to bring visibility to the efforts of a range of schools and districts whose stories have not necessarily been shared elsewhere. In an earlier blogpost, we discussed some of the problems that arise when we use a limited sample set in telling the stories of K-12 innovation. Therefore, this blog project works to answer a whole host of other questions, such as how schools and leaders seeking to innovate can find the people, resources, and strategies that will best help them, sowing the seeds of transformation.

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Seeing Both the Forest and the Trees: Exploring Innovative Practices Across the K-12 Landscape

Seeing Both the Forest and the Trees:  Exploring Innovative Practices Across the K-12 Landscape

When conducting research in the K-12 learning space, we often have to choose: Will we go for a high-level analysis to get the 30,000 foot view, or will we focus on deep dive case studies that illustrate successful or innovative implementation of a specific strategy? A new project from the Christensen Institute attempts to bridge the gap. Introducing the Center for Research and Innovation’s newest blog, “Innovative Practices,” a 12-part series highlighting schools and districts innovating towards more student-centered learning.

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