Off Script – Innovation 101

February 16-18, 2017

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February 16-18, 2017 @ Rail Yard in TUCSON, AZ   |  Agenda  |  Registration

Off Script – Innovation 101
 is a retreat for educators who bring real-world learning into the classroom.

Off Script isn’t like any other training opportunity out there. It’s not your typical PD. It’s not a conference. Off Script is a professional retreat for educators who seek to improve teaching and learning. At Off Script, participants explore their own leadership while collaborating and improving their craft through hands-on practice with tools and methods from design thinking, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.

At Off Script you WON’T…
  • You won’t sit and get from “experts.”
  • You won’t find the latest ed-tech.
  • You won’t scramble from session to session.
  • You won’t head home with tote bags full of curriculum du jour.
  • You won’t get lost in the crowd.
What WILL you get?
  • You’ll head home with activities for Monday morning.
  • You’ll have fun, be surprised, and eat well!
  • You’ll get to recharge with growth-minded folks.
  • You’ll gain perspective on your own teaching and leadership.
  • You’ll step out of the daily grind.
  • You’ll walk away with new insights and know-how for hands-on learning + 16 PD credit hours.
What are you waiting for? 

Download Off Script – Innovation 101 Agenda

Thursday, Feb 16
@ Reilly Pizza

4:00 – Check-in

4:30 – The Big SHIFT + Growth Mindset – When you find yourself in times of change, it’s time to learn and grow. Off Script gets started with activities that help you pinpoint your place in the current educational landscape and set a vision for where you want to be.

5: 45 – Dinner + Keynote

Friday, Feb 17
@ Rail Yard

7:00 – Yoga @ Rail Yard (optional – all levels) – Get your brain and body moving with an all-levels yoga practice led by Anjani Visan.

8:30 – Breakfast from Cartel Coffee LabDelicious!

9:00 – Welcome to the Age of Empathy and Networks — This Is Your Life! – Learning and leadership are the warp and the weft of individual or organizational growth. Begin to weave yourself into the fabric of the 21st century economy with activities that reveal insights about how leadership and learning connect to your classroom or school.

10:00 – Morning Break

10:15 – We All Got Problems – Be part of the solution by learning to use new problem solving tools from entrepreneurship or design thinking. You choose the direction and work collaboratively with others as you work through solutions-oriented frameworks and activities scaffolded for classroom learning or faculty meetings.

11:45 – Me Time

12:00 – Lunch – Fun, delicious, and surprising!

12:20 – Lunch Learning – CommunityShare hosts a conversation about authentic learning and equity in education.

1:15 – And Why Not? – Growth mindset: We talk about it ad nauseam. Innovation and entrepreneurship require it. We want our students and colleagues to adopt it. But are we practicing it ourselves. Explore your own perspective through simple activities that you can use to adopt a growth mindset or use to help others do the same.

2:15 – Afternoon Break

2:30 – Become a Lean, Mean, Learning Machine – Empirical learning works, but sometimes it seems difficult and out of reach. It doesn’t have to be if you apply lean strategies. Learn tips and tricks that lean entrepreneurs and designers use for empirical learning. Use them with your students, parents, or school faculty and staff.

4:00 – Gallery Walk – Share what you’ve got, see what others learned, and get a chance to process.

4:45 – Me Time

5:30 – Happy Hour @ Barrio Brewing – YUM!

Saturday, Feb 18
@ Rail Yard

7:00 – Tumamoc Hike (optional) – Start your weekend with an inspiring and challenging walk of Tumamoc Hill.

8:30 – BreakfastTucson style + coffee from EXO

9:00 – Welcome back to Learn and Play! – In the age of BIG data and innovation, analytical skills are fundamental to success, and analysis doesn’t have to be boring. Have a data party! Learn and practice data analysis activities from lean design that make analysis relevant and tangible. Take it home to a faculty meeting to WOW your colleagues!

10:30 – Morning Break

10:45 – Prototype the Future – Prototypes aren’t just for engineering. You can prototype anything—and you should. Prototypes help make abstract and new ideas concrete, reveal different perspectives, and inspire creative solutions. Try your hand at prototyping and learn how you can build creative, hands-on problem solving into any challenge your school might face.

11:30 – ME Time

12:00 – Lunch – Fun, delicious, and surprising!

12:20 – Lunch Learning – Real World Scholars hosts a Blue Sky visioning activity to get your creativity flowing!

1:30 – DO Reflection Time – New connections take time to integrate, so we’ve built in a chunk of processing time for you to use, as you choose. Work together. Reflect alone. Create something. Journal. Nap. Walk and talk. There’s no wrong answer to how you like to learn and lead.

3:00 – I like, I wish, What if…? – Show and tell! It’s time for listening and learning.

4:00 – What’s NextYou tell us.

Registration $375
Your registration includes:

  • LeadLocal Innovation Starter Kit (for first 15 registered participants)
  • All conference materials
  • Dinner Thursday, February 16
  • Breakfast and lunch on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18
  • 16 hours PD credit in Entrepreneurship Education or Design Thinking

Travel and accommodations not included.

Use this REGISTRATION LINK to register, or for multi-participant invoicing contact

Off Script Partners