Vintage Innovation Course
Everything You Need to Know About Vintage Innovation
Special Sale Price: $35.00
(Regular Price: $110.00)
With the rise of AI and the significant changes going on, I am noticing that the premise of Vintage Innovation is resonating as a third way between uncritical embracing of AI and a "lock it and block it" approach. As we grapple with what essential human skills students need in an automated world, Vintage Innovation offers a unique alternative. So, for the month of January, this course will be on sale for a significantly reduced price.
Vintage Innovation redefines innovation not as “new and flashy” but as “better and different.” It isn’t a rejection of new approaches or cutting-edge technology so much as an embrace of the old and the new. It’s the overlap of the “tried and true” and the “never tried.” It’s a mash-up of lo-fi tech and new tech. It’s the idea of finding relevance by looking back and looking forward. It’s a focus on timeless skills in new contexts. It’s the idea that innovation happens when teachers take a both/and approach as they empower their students in the present to prepare them for an uncertain future.
Teachers Are the Heart of Innovation
If you are a teacher, you are an innovator. You are the experimenter trying new strategies. You are the architect designing new learning opportunities. Apps change. Gadgets break. Technology grows obsolete. But one thing remains: teachers change the world. And one way to do this is through a vintage innovation approach. With vintage innovation, teachers ask:
- How do I innovate when I don’t have the best technology?How can I use vintage tools, ideas, and approaches in new ways?
- How can I use constraints to spark creativity?
- How do I blend together the “tried and true” with the “never tried?”
I believe that teachers are at the heart of innovation and I simply want to share a few ideas to help along the way.
In this course, we take a deep dive into vintage innovation. Each of the 15 lessons consists of a big idea about how we can prepare students for the future by empowering them in the present.
Most lessons begin with a 10-20 minute video, followed by a reading with a reflection, and finally an assignment designed to make the big idea practical and concrete.
About Your Teacher
John is a former middle school teacher and current professor of educational technology. John creates books, podcasts, articles, and resources designed to empower teachers to transform their classrooms into bastions of creativity and wonder. He is an expert on project-based learning, design thinking, and empowering students with voice and choice.
Course Overview: Videos, Lessons, and Resources
StartLesson #1: What is Vintage Innovation? (11:25)
StartLesson #2: The 3 Myths About the Future of Learning (16:48)
StartLesson #3: In a World of Constant Change, Our Students Need to Be Divergent Thinkers (14:13)
StartLesson #4: In an Automated World, Our Students Need Analog Tools (16:58)
StartLesson #5: In a World of A.I., Our Students Need Philosophy (10:44)
StartLesson #6: In a Connected World, Our Students Need Empathy (12:05)
StartLesson #7: In a World of Social Media, Our Students Need to Be Citizen Journalists (20:52)
StartLesson #8: In a Globalized World, Our Students Need to Embrace the Local Community (12:57)
StartLesson #9: In a World of Augmented Reality, Our Students Need Imagination (14:31)
StartLesson #10: In a World of Virtual Reality, Our Students Need to Study Nature (13:08)
StartLesson #11: In a Distracted World, Our Students Need Deep Work (23:25)
StartLesson #12: In a World of Endless Possibilities, Our Students Need to Be Curious (15:59)
StartLesson #13: In a World of Instant Information, Our Students Need to Be Curators (11:45)
StartLesson #14: The Food Truck Mindset (14:24)
StartLesson #15: Conculsion (6:11)
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