THE ONLY AWARD FOR SCHOOLS BY AN ACADEMIC INSTITUTION
Karnataka Chapter 2020
|9th April 2020
|31st July 2020
|Review and School Visit
|1st August 2020 – 31st October
|Announcement of Award
|23rd November 2020
To nominate your school, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MILIEU :
We all agree that students today need specific skills to be successful for the dynamic future. The fact is that most of our schools have not caught up to the world around them. There is a major disconnect between what we are teaching and what our students need to know and do to be successful in their lives beyond school. We have also learned, that nurturing creative schools, always comes from successful and productive innovation. So, the only way to manage change is to prepare our school by developing a culture of innovation.
Innovation is having new ideas and implementing them and creating an impact. Innovation brings in change which can sustain for a long time. Innovation comes in many forms. There are innovations in the way schools are owned, organised and managed; in curriculum design models; in teaching and learning approaches, such as the ways in which learning technologies are used; classroom design including virtual spaces; inclusiveness in education; students personal & social development; partnerships to promote effective learning and engagement with the parents & community; nurturing human values & world culture; and the ways in which teachers and leaders are trained, developed and rewarded. These innovations can be small or large, recognisable or entirely new and different.
Innovation is driven by a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. Innovation is based on curiosity, the willingness to take risks and to experiment to test assumptions. Innovation is based on questioning and challenging the status quo. It is also based on recognising opportunity and taking advantage of it. Being innovative is about looking beyond what we currently do well, identifying the great ideas of tomorrow and putting them into practice.
ACT has the privilege of working with and analyzing the practices in some of the best schools in India and abroad. Central to our findings is that these schools use innovative successful practices to connect their instructional programmes to the world beyond school in a way that resonates with their students. They are focused on preparing students for success in that world and have made a transformational shift. How did they get there? These schools came to the realization that they had to adapt, or else their students simply weren’t going to have. Academy for Creative Teaching believes that promoting innovation is the only way to transform schools. Innovation is always non-threatening and empowers every last person in the school system.
Academy for Creative Teaching attempts to measure the degree of innovation which is defined by the quality of the idea and implementation to bring in the desired change in the progress of the institution. ACT the only academic institution which will recognize and award innovative practices in school at various level through the concept of INNQ awards. The INNQ awards stands for Innovation Quotient. ACT aims to recognize the efforts made by individual schools in various innovative practices.
THE HEART OF INN-Q AWARDS
The innovation quotation is structured around eight areas of school performance which are innovations in:
These factors have been elaborated based on research into school effectiveness and are underpinned by 20 innovative key performance indicators.
INNQ Awards- Levels
The INNQ Awards will be given to those schools, which have conceptualised innovative ideas and implemented it with a qualitative impact on the students, teaching staff and the school as a whole. The awards recognize the outstanding contribution made by school pursuing new opportunities, engaging in continuous innovation, and exhibiting a high degree of innovation for quality education.
INNQ award will assess each institution within these four broad levels and three categories.
The categories of the INNQ award will be confined to Karnataka state.
Academy for Creative Teaching will also recognize individual Innovators who demonstrated creative leadership and were the catalyst in developing the culture of innovation.
THE AWARD PROCESS