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The Change Process and How Schools Change With Technology with David Marcovitz. I was not originally coming to this session. It didn’t tap me on the shoulder when I was going through the program. But as I walked by the sign, saw it, read it, and I walked in.
In a single bulleted slide:
- Change is a Process (Hall and Hord)
- Some are Quick, others slow to adopt (Rogers)
- Innovation must be judged differently in each situation (Bruce)
A model of innovation, (when all you have is a hammer, all your problems look like nails) Innovation is not the main character. People are. Innovation is not at the center. It is only one element in a very complex system. Sometimes we push blogging or podcasting or information literacy, and it looks like a hammer from within that complex system.
Support is another actor in the efforts to innovate…
The models of
The three models that he describes are:
- Concerns- based Adoptions — states of concern and levels of use
- ACOT Model — five stages
He likes this one. It’s be around for a long time.
- Entry (first-year teacher problems
- Adoption _ new tool, same routine (symbolic change)
- Adaptation — increased effectency
- Appropriation – changes in practice and beliefs (real change)
- Invention — new beliefs about teaching
Here are the conditions that are needed to be innovation-friendly(P.D. Ely)
- knowledge and skills
- rewards and incentives
- commitment (from administration)
I think that I’m going to be doing a lot of reflections on this session. There was something serendipitous about running across it.