GREENWOOD, Wis., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bernard Bull, University professor, administrator, and scholar of educational innovation & entrepreneurship, is on a mission to promote educational innovation that challenges the status quo in the education system. He explains, "Culture without innovation is stagnant and destructive. We can't afford to let that happen in our schools. If we are going to achieve our greatest goals, we must be willing to set aside our personal agendas or preferred practices, and consider the full possibilities for life and learning in a connected world."
That is why Dr. Bull recently published Missional Moonshots: Insight and Inspiration in Educational Innovation. This is not a traditional academic or work. Instead, Bull describes it as a practical guide for "people in the trenches, educational innovators who want to work on the edges to promote mission-minded educational innovations that matter."
This collection of short chapters explores everything from how to avoid mission-less innovation and chasing the next shiny educational trend to building consensus and support for a new and creative effort, working through resistance to knowing when to move on, developing the mindset and capacity of an educational innovator to determining when to reform an existing school versus starting from scratch.
Dr. Bull is not new to educational innovation. He launched one of the earliest online high school programs in the 1990s, led many curricular innovations, studied and learned from over a hundred innovative learning organizations and products, and recently launched the first master's degree program built upon competency-based digital badges. He was also not always a champion of innovation. He recalls that his first presentation was on the dangers of technology in education "with software vendors glaring, lined up along the back of the room with their arms crossed."
Bernard Bull is an Assistant Vice President of Academics and Associate Professor of Education. He runs a popular blog, etale.org, where he writes about educational innovation, futures in education, and the intersection of education and digital culture. He serves on several boards, is a frequent keynote speaker and has consulted for organizations ranging from K-12 schools to Harvard Business Publishing, think tanks to education startup companies, professional associations to Universities. His book, Missional Moonshots, was released in April 7, 2016.
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