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This framework provides principles, practices, tools, & classroom images to embolden learning environments that prioritize inventiveness.

A framework for inspiring inventiveness

Portland, United States
The Framework includes: Principles that articulate the core values and of schools that inspire inventiveness; Practices used by inventors to support innovation; Tools that help teachers adapt these practices; and Windows into Practice multimedia representations of the principles and practices in action. These materials emerge from Opal School’s two-year collaboration with Project Zero.
Introduction

A framework for inspiring inventiveness?

“An inventive mindset is almost directly opposed to what is currently emphasized in too many schools… [This] is based on supporting the brilliance of children of color rather than mitigating distress.”

What we do?

The Framework for Inspiring Inventiveness is a set of resources, developed by Opal School and Project Zero, that helps learning communities seeking to prioritize inventiveness.  Find the resources at

opalschool.org/inspiring-inventiveness

Why we do it?

In this time of massive environmental, political, cultural, technological, and economic change, prioritizing children’s inventiveness is a critical pedagogical shift. Children are unlikely to emerge as innovators - as "super-encounterers", to use Pagan Kennedy's phrase - if their teachers see their work as bureaucrats, delivering scripts written by others.  Learning communities seeking to prioritize inventiveness are, themselves, engaging in an act of invention: they recognize a need in the world, design a response to that need, and bring into existence a novel solution. 

These resources support that pedagogical transformation.

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Innovation Overview
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2019
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Not-for-profit
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These resources help teachers (and teacher teams) plan, reflect on, and expand their approaches to learning. https://opalschool.org/inspiring-inventiveness/
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Engagement in school, especially in areas related to justice, need children’s open imaginations to seek and try new approaches... When given t...
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"I love that this is high level and process oriented: it forces you to think about how invention shows up in ways that we might not expect. Th...
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"What you are focusing on will prepare children to have success in later Invention Education experiences... In too many schools, the goal is t...
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"An inventive mindset is almost directly opposed to what is currently emphasized in too many schools… I want this to thrive because it is base...
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"Awesome and inspiring... It made me feel hopeful."Jacqui Stransky, United Nations International School of Hanoi
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"You have gifted the Singapore American School team (and all of us) a wonderful stimulus for thinking and acting with inventiveness."-Fiona Zi...
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"I have pages of notes. My heart, soul and mind are on fire! ...Connecting with thought leaders and inventors like you keep me hopeful and in...
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