10 - Shift Your What? Innovation!
So the combination of snow and ice days might have slowed us down, but it hasn’t stopped us! In fact, the delay gave us an opportunity to sit down with Cindy Cosentino, the Instructional Program Leader of Science for the Halton District School Board. Cindy spent some time at the Ministry of Education working on “Innovation”. Her thinking helped ground The Shift in our early days and gave us a focal point for our own work.
Cindy’s starting point at the Ministry was to define Innovation, to identify the skills that separate innovators from non-innovators and to capture the skills that need to exist for innovation to thrive in schools. Two years after starting The Shift, we thought it was important to revisit these early conversations and examine what, if anything, has changed for us.