Innovation is the implementation of creativity. The High Aims Consortium believes that all students can learn. Sometimes educators have to disrupt the traditional instructional practices in order for all students to experience success. Innovation is part of the personalized learning practice put in place.

Innovation includes risk taking within safe environments,  curiosity, creativity, discovery, problem solving, communication, personalized learning, ownership, and accountability.

Innovative Thinking – Thomas Jefferson said, “I never failed, I only found 10,000 ways that work.”

Strategies that Model Innovative Thinking:


  1. Practice CREATIVE Thinking

  2. Embrace REFLECTIVE Thinking

  3. Develop STRATEGIC Thinking

  4. Engage in COLLABORATIVE Thinking

  5. Activate BIG PICTURE Thinking

  6. Believe in POSSIBILITY Thinking

  7. Don’t neglect PURPOSEFUL Thinking