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Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator's Mindset

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The answer to creating innovative teaching and learning opportunities lies within you.

Every educator faces constraints—from budget restrictions to predetermined curriculum to “one-size-fits-all” mandatory assessments. The question is, how can you, as a teacher or administrator, ensure that regulations and limitations don’t impede authentic learning?

In Innovate Inside the Box, George Couros and Katie Novak provide informed insight on creating purposeful learning opportunities for all students. By combining the power of the Innovator's Mindset and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), they empower educators to create opportunities that will benefit every learner. Couros and Novak show you how to . . .

Leverage the Core of Innovative Teaching and Learning with a focus on developing meaningful relationships. Develop the 8 Characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset in your students—and yourself. Use UDL to proactively design learning experiences that foster voice and choice while addressing barriers that impede learning. Create learner-driven, evidence-informed learning experiences that provide all students with options and choices to maximize success.

“If you’re looking to bring creativity to student learning amid all the constraints educators face, this is the book for you.”
Daniel Pink, author of Drive

“No one articulates a more compelling, a more urgent, or a more motivating vision of education—for both teachers and their students—than George Couros. No one articulates how that vision can be reached—for every student and teacher—more daringly, more practically, and more inclusively, than Katie Novak. Having them together in one book not only helps us reimagine the goals and practices of education, it reminds us of why we ever wanted to be teachers at all.”
David Rose, PhD, CAST's cofounder and chief education officer, emeritus

“An incredible book! Innovate Inside the Box speaks to educators who are the change agents in their sphere of influence.”
Sarah Thomas, PhD, founder of EduMatch

“George and Katie's combined talents as spectacular storytellers drive this book. You will feel like you are flying through it and then realize how deeply you are learning.”
Loui Lord Nelson, PhD, author of Design and Deliver, and podcast host of UDL in 15 Minutes

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Published August 11, 2019

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