Innovate Inside the Box: Featuring George Couros and Katie Novak

Innovate Inside the Box

As a leader, have you ever felt it’s impossible to create an innovative space or system for student to learn and create? I know over the years, I have definitely struggled to break the cycle of traditional practices. Today, I have two experts on Innovation, George Couros and Katie Novak, and they just wrote an amazing book called, “Innovate Inside the Box”: Empowering Learners through the UDL and Innovator’s mindset. I can’t wait to share this incredible wealth of knowledge on the Aspire podcast!

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.” He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of Connected Principals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant as well as a practicing leader in education as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools at the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. With 16 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and 4 books published by CAST Professional Publishing, (and 3 forthcoming in 2019) Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and universally designed leadership. Dr. Novak is the author of the best-selling book, Revised and Expanded Edition: UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms.

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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is a middle school Assistant Principal for a North Texas School District, where he's had the amazing opportunity to work at four campuses, two districts, and with hundreds of students, teachers, and administrators. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a classroom educator and athletic coach for 6 years working with students in grades 6-8.

In addition to his administrative position, Joshua is a podcaster, blogger, leadership coach and education presenter.

1 Comment

  1. Natalie McKalip on 09/21/2019 at 11:56 AM

    Hello Josuha, I’m a participant in the Facebook book club for Innovate Inside the Box. Your podcast was very insightful. I’ll be connecting with you on Twitter.

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