In my innovation plan, I have proposed an online Technology-Assisted Music course for my district. There will be a year-long version for students, and a quarter-long professional development version for teachers, aimed at helping these teachers bring the ideas of a growth mindset and creative thinking into their own disciplines and learning environments. The entire innovation plan can be found here; below you will find the learning outcomes and learning and assessment activities for the teacher-targeted professional development version of the course, as well as a description of the driving motivation behind the plan, expressed in the form of what Collins describes, here and in many other places, as a Big Hairy Audacious Goal, or BHAG (2018).
As Harapnuik declares in this video, and states repeatedly in his work on creating significant learning environments, “the best technology disappears” (2015). The BHAG of my innovation plan is for digital audio production technology to do just that: fade into the background of teaching and learning like Google Docs or email have done. Specifically, the BHAG for this part of my innovation plan is:
Learners will be able to use audio and audio production tools to creatively and naturally communicate and to express themselves.
To read in more detail how this goal plays out, please take a look at the following documents related to my innovation plan:
Collins, J. (2018). BHAG–Big Hairy Audacious Goal [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.jimcollins.com/article_topics/articles/BHAG.html
Fink, L. D. (2003). A self-directed guide to designing courses for significant learning. Retrieved from https://www.deefinkandassociates.com/GuidetoCourseDesignAug05.pdf
Harapnuik, D. (2015, May 8). Creating Significant Learning Environments (CLSE) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ-c7rz7eT4&feature=youtu.be