The ‘Innovation Incubator’ was created to share challenges and find solutions in a collective and equitable way, across the district’s many schools. Over a two-day event, we introduced DESIGN THINKING to over 50 educators, splitting them into teams to explore and test out new ideas.
Some ideas, like the Spanish Family Outreach Programme – Si Se Puede, were particularly successful. With a focus on minority groups in the community, Si Se Puede is an interpreter facility that encourages Spanish pupils to attend school more regularly and even become translators themselves – a real-life skill of value beyond the classroom.
R2 Innovates is now embedded in the curriculum and continues to be rolled out across the district with a permanent innovation hub established that everyone can access.
“The programme was a huge learning curve with the implementation of NoTosh Design Thinking making a big impact to the way we approach decision-making and student development in our education system.”