The 2023-2024 I-Teams, comprising over 30 educators from across the state, have been busy thinking about and creating authentic learning experiences with broad topics such as learner agency, creativity, generative AI, leadership and multi-sensory literacy.
The Leading Innovation I-Team is one great example of what can be gained through this type of learning experience. This I-Team, which is led by Partnerships’ Executive Director Emmy Beeson, takes full advantage of opportunities to support each other. As they ask questions and share ideas with one another, they work to identify the conditions leaders can create to help adults move forward toward more authentic learning.
One participant summarized what the experience has been for her:
"Building, district, and ESC leaders are coming together to ask questions and share examples of small steps leaders can take to foster innovation. One of the perks of our time together is our growing list of resources. We are glad to share and hope others will find some nuggets of wisdom here as well."
Some of the valuable resources this I-team have been sharing with each other include:
The Practice of Adaptive Leadership by Ronald A Heifetz, Marty Linsky, and Alexander Grashow
Teach for Authentic Engagement by Lauren Porosoff
‘What If?’ Angus Fletcher on the Brain and Storythinking by Charlie Euchner of The Elements of Writing
The AI-Ready Workforce Report Finds Most Jobs Will Be Transformed, Not Displaced, by AI Jobs for the Future, Alex Swartsel, Contributor
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
Immunity to Change Resources The Harvard School of Education
A Beautiful Constraint: How To Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It's Everyone's Business by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden
Additionally, some I-Teams are currently crafting proposals for the July 2024 Summer Institute for Authentic Learning and Leadership. Hooray! Their goal is to create “beautiful work,” which just so happens to be the theme for the 2024 conference.
If you're interested in joining an I-Team, please connect with Kristin Bourdage, I-Team Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I-Teams are always: virtual, joyful, and collaborative!