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Educational Innovation “Collab” w MN District 287: Help Us Innovate!

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Join us for an evening showcasing the “Innovation Project” underway in MN Intermediate School District 287 and participate in mini-Collabs to “crowdsource solutions” on a few of their current challenging innovation and technology related projects.

Since 2010, the District has been implementing a strategic and purposeful plan ( to increase the quality and amount of innovation. With the goals of helping students learn better and staff work more effectively, their Innovation Projects are building systems that allow innovation to continually flourish and that foster a culture of innovation.

PRESENTERS: Intermediate District 287 Personnel

• Chad Maxa, Director of Innovation and Technology

• Mike Smart, Innovation Facilitator

• District 287 Innovation Coaches


• 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Socializing, Greeting, and Refreshments

• 6:30pm - 6:45pm: District 287’s Innovation Project Overview and Outline for the Evening

Inspired by Google’s 20-Time Model, the Innovation Project has produced over 100 projects annually, including 3 special education apps published in iTunes. Hear from the team of Innovation Coaches working on grassroots projects and look inside the training modules that help educators grow into creative, successful innovators and project managers.

• 6:45 – 7:45 Segment 2: Small Group “Innovation” Discussions

Small-group “Collab” solution-planning sessions to explore several challenging projects underway and “crowdsource” potential solutions on topics such as: Using technology to increase student attendance; Developing special education apps; Creating Open-ended materials for all Minnesota students.

Discuss your great ideas, your half-baked theories, your personal agendas, or sit back and listen!

• 7:45 – 8:00 pm Wrap Up & Adjourn

Discuss output from the different groups and next steps

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