Off Script – Innovation 101 Resources

Everything you need to know for Off Script – Innovation 101!

DAY 1 – Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:00-7:00 pm
Reilly Craft Pizza in the Beer Garden
101 E. Pennington Street, Tucson, AZ.

Parking options: Metered street parking – free after 5:00 pm; Pennington Street Garage

What to bring: A sense of humor and your appetite. No need for laptops, tablets or any other fanciness.


DAY 2 – Wednesday, June 7, 2017
7:00 am Optional Yoga (All levels practice with Adam Rinder Yoga Oasis Downtown Studio – 245 E. Congress Street, 85701)

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Connect Coworking
33 S. 5th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Parking / transportation options: The Centro Parking Garage (345 E. Congress Street) is $8.00/day and the closest parking option for Connect. If you are looking to avoid downtown traffic and parking, The SunLink Streetcar is $4/day pass or $1.50/ride. The streetcar stops just down the street from Connect. 

What to bring: Your mat if you are coming to yoga. The Off Script Kit you receive Tuesday evening. Dress comfortably–this is a retreat. You may want (but certainly don’t need) your laptop or tablet for some note taking. Off Script workshops are low-tech and all of the materials you need day of will be provided.

Happy Hour at Barrio Brewing
800 East 16th Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
Friends & family are welcome to join you…have them RSVP to Carly@leadlocal.global.


DAY 3 – Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00 am Optional Urban Hike with ITE (meet in front of Connect)

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Connect Coworking
33 S. 5th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Parking / transportation options: The Centro Parking Garage (345 E. Congress Street) is $8.00/day and the closest parking option for Connect. If you are looking to avoid downtown traffic and parking, The SunLink Streetcar is $4/day pass or $1.50/ride. The streetcar stops just down the street from Connect.

What to bring: Your thinking cap. Your Off Script Kit. Dress comfortably–this is a retreat. You may want (but certainly don’t need) your laptop or tablet for some note taking. Off Script workshops are low-tech and all of the materials you need day of will be provided.

Below are a few resource links that we think help provide a “big picture” framework of why we need to go off script. Check out all of them, just a few, or maybe none. It’s your call–there’s no test.

Changing Paradigms
TED Talk – Changing Education Paradigms – Sir Ken Robinson (11 min)
HBR Article – The Big Shift, Measuring the Forces of Change – John Hagel III, et al
TED Talk – We’ve Stopped Trusting Institutions and Started Trusting Strangers – Rachel Botsman (17 min)

Inspired Action
RSA Short – The 7 Ingredients of Creativity – Cedric Villani (3 min)
RSA Short – On Brainstorming – Jonah Lehrer (2 min)
TED Talk – How Listening Can Change an Entire Community – Rev. Jeffrey Brown (18 min)

Growth Mindset
RSA Video – How to Help Every Child Fulfill Their Potential – Carol Dweck (10 min)
HBR Article – What Having a Growth Mindset Really Means – Carol Dweck
This American Life Podcast – NUMMI 2015 – Frank Langfitt (1 hr)

Don’t think of it as homework…think of it as FUN!
Below are a few resources you may or may not have encountered before, but we highly recommend taking the time to check out these resources. It’s always good be an early nerd or at least someone who’s in-the-know, because you can’t apply, adapt, or critique ideas you don’t know about.


Day 2 
RSA Animate – The Power of Networks – Manuel Lima (11 min)
RSA Animate – The Power of Outrospection – Roman Krznaric (10 min)
Facebook First Read – Nobody is Average. Here’s Why. – Todd Rose
TED Talk – The Listening Bias – Tony Salvador

Entrepreneurship Path
HBR Article – Why the Lean Start-up Changes Everything – Steve Blank
Kickstarter Campaign – The Founder A Dystopian Business Simulator – Francis Tsung (hilarious!)

Design Thinking Path
RSA Short – The Power to Create – Matthew Taylor (4 min)
IDEO Toolkit Excerpt – What is Design Thinking? – IDEO (link to full Toolkit)


Day 3
TED Talk Fun!
Build a Tower, Build a Team – Tom Wujec (6 min)
Tales of Creativity and Play – Tim Brown (30 min) or What Makes us Feel Good About Our Work – Dan Airely (20 min)
Your Brain on Improv – Charles Limb (20 min)

Catie Cromwell (clcromwe@asu.edu)
Starbucks
I’m a manager at Starbucks and I attend Arizona State University online. I will be graduating in December with a degree in sociology, I love exploring Tucsons many amazing restaurants and playing volleyball.


Michael Crawford (michael@realworldscholars.org)
Real World Scholars
A relentless learner with experience in academia, nonprofits, and startups, Michael grows the Real World Scholars EdCorps community. He is concurrently completing a PhD in educational psychology at the University of Kansas. When he’s not working, Michael is exploring San Diego with his wife, son, and dog.


Alexis Kelly (lexikelley96@gmail.com)
Pima Community College
I am a student attending Pima College. Going for a bachelors in mechanical engineering and plan on transferring to the UA in fall of 18′.


William Kotter
Apollo Middle School
I have lived in AZ for the past seven years. During that time I have taught at two different schools; one was a Jr/Sr. High School while most recently I have been at a high school. My background is in science. I have been married for a little over three years and have two daughters. Just a few weeks ago, I was offered the Instructional Coach position at Apollo Middle School.


Natalie Newsome (NatalieN@susd12.org)
Liberty Elementary
I have been teaching for 7 years. I taught 5th grade and currently teaching 6th grade math. I also have a masters in ed leadership. I attended the school I work at as a child, and therefore it holds a special place in my heart!


Melodi Polach (MelodiP@susd12.org)
Apollo Middle School
I left a 15 year career in Behavioral Health to teach. I just finished my second year of teaching, and I love it!


Elizabeth Skeggs (ElizabethSk@susd12.org)
Apollo Middle School
I am a middle school librarian who has been teaching for a total of 11 years. I am looking to update the library and create a makerspace as well as offer project based programming at lunch.


Yvette Stuewe (YStuewe@stjohnsorange.org)
St. John’s Lutheran School- Pacific Southwest District
I teach 6th and 7th grade science at St. John’s Lutheran School in Orange, CA. I am also currently a VP on our district committee for our Lutheran Educators Conference that takes place once a year for Lutheran teachers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. My favorite part of teaching middle school science is the opportunity to celebrate “out of the box” thinking by the students and to see them show excitement and ownership of their learning!


Angel Breault (angel@ironwoodtreeexperience.org)
Ironwood Tree Experience
I am an environmental educator.