About the Summit: This Summit will convene leading practitioners, researchers and scholars of innovation to collectively consider how education in the US might be reconfigured to both support and teach innovation as a core curriculum mission, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Summit participants will identify and articulate strategies for creating and sustaining learning environments that promise the development of innovative thinking skills, behaviors and dispositions that reward students, teachers, faculty and administrators for practicing and tuning these skills. Summit organizers will create a private online space where participants will be encouraged to continue discussions or comment further on the ideas generated over the course of the Summit. Mapping social networks of and among participants will provide insights into how innovation practices are shared and spread across relationships and networks. Ideas that emerge from the Summit will be made publicly available via the Radical Innovation Summit’s website. The Summit, and research that is developed from the meeting, is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s DRK12 program.
Who can apply: Groups or individuals from Pre-K-12 educational institutions, non-profits, colleges and universities, business industries, or government agencies.
Applicants should be conducting research or creating innovative applications relevant to the study or fostering of innovation in education by contributing to teaching and learning in early learning, K-12, higher education, or lifelong learning. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.
In order to be considered for participation in the Radical Innovation Summit, please respond to the questions below in a one-page 12-point font single spaced narrative.
What are your primary area(s) of innovation research or application? Please specify your targeted populations, environments or markets.
How does your research or applied project impact education? Please specify whether your innovation is focused on early learning, K12, higher education, or lifelong learning.
Why do you consider your work radically innovative and potentially transformative? Please include your definition of innovation in your response.