While the job market in the United States has changed significantly, K-12 classrooms often operate similar to the industrial era of the early 1900s. When today’s students graduate, the most valuable skill sets they can bring to the jobs of tomorrow must go beyond content and skills to deeper learning including innovation design thinking.
Utilizing the Innovation Design Thinking Process and Methods is the first step toward deeper learning in the classroom. The deeper learning movement supports the development of essential skills in the context of mastering core academic content through meaningful, relevant, and applicable work. Ultimately, we want students to be able to go out into the world to solve complex problems, create opportunities, and facilitate change.
Incubate to Innovate creates professional development experiences and curriculum for schools, organizations, and companies that lead to authentic learning, empathetic problem solving, widespread impact, and sustainable change using innovation design thinking.