The Change Process

This article was mo-blogged, so please excuss any misspellings or awkward wordings

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.
    1. Entry (first-year teacher problems
    2. Adoption _ new tool, same routine (symbolic change)
    3. Adaptation — increased effectency
    4. Appropriation – changes in practice and beliefs (real change)
    5. Invention — new beliefs about teaching
  • Szabo — three stages
    1. Play
    2. Use
    3. Create

Here are the conditions that are needed to be innovation-friendly(P.D. Ely)

  • dissatisfaction
  • knowledge and skills
  • resources
  • time
  • rewards and incentives
  • buy-in
  • commitment (from administration)
  • leadership

I think that I’m going to be doing a lot of reflections on this session.  There was something serendipitous about running across it.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.