So You Think You Want to Innovate? Emerging Lessons and a New Tool for State and District Leaders Working to Build a Culture of Innovation


This publication from 2Revolutions and The Learning Accelerator leverages primary and secondary research, along with TLA and 2Rev’s industry experience, to provide an analysis of what innovation culture means within the context of education; describes why it is essential; and introduces a new framework that defines the factors and sub-factors that comprise a robust culture of innovation.  

“Everyone talks about the need for more innovation in education,” says lead author and 2Revolutions founder and principal, Todd Kern. “But the reality is that this is incredibly complex work. Our goal with this collaboration was to give organizational leaders handles to better understand where they are today and how to build the innovation culture that’s needed to enable radical progress on behalf of kids and families.”

The publication features a comprehensive self-assessment tool – rich with key examples from inside the education sector and beyond – that provides guideposts for education leaders to find where they are on the path to building a culture of innovation. 

Authors: Lisa Duty and Todd Kern

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