Category: Principled Innovation

School buses

October 5, 2021 | and | OofSI, Principled Innovation, Scholarship

Starting Fall 2021, Ed Leadership has embedded their Leadership Pathways master’s degree program into the Mesa Public Schools with ASU staff to support and coach aspiring leaders in the district.

Writing in a journal at a coffee shop

December 18, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

The Principled Innovation team presented a tailored version of their The Power of Pausing: Reflection for Personal and Professional Transformation to the attendees of their Innovation Week workshop on December 10th, 2020.

Introducing future educators to emerging technology through inquiry

December 16, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

What was supposed to be an in-person presentation in Anaheim, CA earlier this year evolved into a virtual session during ISTE 20 Live.

A hand writing with a pen

November 16, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

At the end of October, the Principled Innovation team hosted an hour-long online workshop titled The Power of Pausing: Reflection for Personal and Professional Transformation at the 2020 ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference.

The IgnitED Labs 4th Space Online

October 28, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

Applying the Principled Innovation framework was paramount in the creation of IgnitED Labs Online.

A cartoony illustration of a man pointing to a presentation of some graphs.

August 14, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

This summer, the Principled Innovation team supported the MLFTC curriculum redesign faculty to embed Principled Innovation practices into course outcomes.

The 20th century created the idea of teenagers and retirement

July 17, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

The economist and thinker Andrew Scott once said something that blew me away. He said that: The 20th century created the idea of teenagers and retirement.

A blurry closeup of the word Flux

June 22, 2020 | | Learning Futures, Principled Innovation

The Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU has a new series called Us in Flux. Every two weeks they publish a (super-short) short story that explores “themes of community, collaboration, and collective imagination in response to transformative events.” They follow each story with a virtual conversation with the author and a guest.

An apple pie with a slice removed

June 3, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

I’m very excited to announce that this week, we’ve launched our very first podcast, Slice of PI, wherever podcasts are consumed!

A finger connects the dots

May 29, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

The words “fake news” have been significant and controversial in the last few years and are especially relevant now as misinformation about COVID-19 spreads as fast as the coronavirus itself.

A hand writing words like leadership and strategy, etc.

May 27, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

Recently, I had a conversation with a school leader who shared his approach to supporting and communicating with faculty and staff during this time of great uncertainty.

A man running up stairs at a stadium

May 18, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

We are all living in a new context, and adjusting to a life of remote work has been challenging. Changes in the tools that we use to communicate and collaborate have been tricky to navigate.

Leaders talk at the conference

May 13, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

Amid the pouring rain, 67 area leaders gathered at the Tempe campus on Saturday, February 22nd to focus on Principled Innovation: Leadership for Today, Tomorrow, and the Future

A picture of downtown Phoenix from atop a mountain

April 17, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

Like so many others in the valley, I’ve taken to the trails for fresh air and exercise to beat the stress of our isolating social state.

Illustration of a man looking at children under a microscope

April 3, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

Mike Crowley has a guest post on the silverliningforlearning.org site titled: If we need to be right before we move. (If you haven’t read it, I recommend it strongly. Go ahead follow the link above. I’ll be waiting). [Pause] Welcome back. I

A house on the edge of a cliff

April 3, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

Is the COVID-19 crisis the tipping point for online learning?

A blue-ish watercolor of a New York street

March 20, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

The other day I received a text message from my oldest daughter who is creating her best life in New York City. She’s an emerging adult who is living independently in another state for the first time. She’s young, strong, and kind of my her

March 5, 2020 | and | Design, Principled Innovation

This is the second of two posts on the topic of bringing principled innovation practices to designing learning futures.

Designing Learning Futures through Reflective Practice

March 4, 2020 | and | Design, Principled Innovation

This is the first of two posts on the topic of bringing principled innovation practices to designing learning futures.

Principled Innovation meets design

February 24, 2020 | | Design, Principled Innovation

Our college has embraced the idea of Principled Innovation as being a core value that informs everything we do.

Move intentionally and nurture things

February 19, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

Over the past few years I have struggled with some of the consequences of disruptive innovation and have come to distrust the jargon of creative destruction and disruption that has become the mantra of our time.

People listening to a speaker

February 14, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

The word “protocol” has a somewhat rigid, almost clinical connotation for me, evoking a sense of strict rules, a process that must be followed, perhaps consequences if one does not. Yet in the last year or two, I have learned that protocols do not have to be that

Staff members discuss a flowchart

February 10, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

As we look towards a new year of possibilities and opportunities, we wanted to step back and share some updates with our Principled Innovation Staff Catalysts cohort.

Jodie Donner speaking at AME conference

January 7, 2020 | | Learning Futures, Principled Innovation

Educators from MLFTC attended and presented at the 45th Annual Association for Moral Education Conference. The focus on “Morality and Ethics for the Digital World” at the Seattle conference directly aligned with Principled Innovation and provided the p

Dry erase drawings on glass

December 18, 2019 | | Principled Innovation

December traditionally has been an opportunity for our Principled Innovation team to look back on the work we have accomplished over the past twelve months and see how far we have progressed towards.

A stack of Principled Innovation booklets

November 12, 2019 | | Principled Innovation

A few years ago we asked ourselves the question, “What could it mean for a college of education at a public university to integrate a character education framework into the systems of teacher and leader preparation?” The answer was uncertain, complex and, according to some, impossible.

Innovation day participants

November 12, 2019 | | Principled Innovation

Reorganizing the student success team in Student Services so that students have easy access to staff who can provide support in specific areas of need, including wellness, financial advising, and career counseling.

The first meeting of PI Staff Catalysts

November 12, 2019 | | Principled Innovation

This cohort of MLFTC staff will work together during the 2019-20 academic year to demystify the practice of principled innovation and inspire positive change across MLFTC.

Principled Innovation meets design

November 7, 2019 | | Design, Principled Innovation

Quick summary: In which I disparage the buzzword “design thinking” even while praising the idea of design; point to the value-neutral nature of design and the need for a more principled approach, and end with a video that seeks to capture a vision of principled innovation embedded into the design process.