Joining in on the #IMMOOC

So here we go! Technically the Innovator’s Mindset MOOC doesn’t start for another week, but already people are jumping ahead and getting started! So I thought I would jump in as well.

George posted a question to spark our thinking, “Why is “innovation” so crucial in education? What impact do you see it having on our students and ourselves long term?”

A few people have already responded on the Facebook post with inspiring answers connecting problem solving, creative solutions, relevance, staying fresh, keeping up with the world around us, and much more. All such great answers!!!

I responded with: “We, as educators, can’t stay the same because the world around us is changing. We live in a world of 3D printed cars and houses! Who knows what is coming next? We have to harness that energy and excitement to empower our students. We should give our students the tools to analyze and create and live in a world that is changing everyday. So yes, I believe innovation is crucial to education.”

Do you listen to podcasts? I have a few that I just love and learn from every time! Recently, I listened to Steve Kotler (Tomorrowland) on the James Altucher Show (The James Altucher Show is currently my favorite podcast, I learn so many new things every single episode). If you have some time, you should check it out. This episode, I think feeds directly into the question George asked us about innovation being crucial in education. I wonder what you all think?

I’m excited to participate in the dialogue on The Innovator’s Mindset. Are you joining in??


2 thoughts on “Joining in on the #IMMOOC

  1. Hey Celaina…I love what you have posted here, but I want to comment on how you posted it. I love that you took your Facebook post and reposted it here. Having your own space where we can find YOUR ideas is really crucial and I think that is a great strategy. Sometimes we share brilliant ideas on Twitter or Facebook or other social spaces, and then they get lost in the noise. At least this way, you have an archive.

    LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing.


  2. Thanks George! And you are correct. I’m constantly finding great things on twitter and retweeting or sharing with colleagues via email or in person. It is a great idea to have a place to keep everything together and to reflect on ideas, learning, and growth so it doesn’t get lost in the noise. Thank you for creating the #IMMOOC and inspiring myself (and so many) to blog!


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