AIE Blog

News and notes on innovations and education reform in Louisiana.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Social entrepreneurs

The New York Times had an interesting piece on Sunday about teachers selling their lesson plans online and how some have made upwards of $30,000 or more doing it. That is one example of how innovation is going to transform public schools IN SPITE OF resistance from the establishment. In this case, public school teachers are turning to the Internet to find and purchase supplemental or even substitute lesson plans.

Think about it -- good teachers are trying to become great teachers and so they are looking online for innovative ways to become the teachers they aspire to be. And great teachers with entrepreneurial aptitude are building a thriving marketplace for lesson-based IP. That helps kids learn -- no doubt about it.

AIE is part of the new culture of entreprenurial innovation that is taking place in education. At RLRP, Redesigning Lessons, Re-Envisioning Principals, we have partnered with LSU's College of Business as well as nationally known experts on social entrepreneurship to teach entrepreneurial leadership to principals who are heading up our state's schools. Entrepreneurial thinking is critical to leveraging the best ideas so that others educators can benefit and student performance can too. Our mission at RLRP is to inspire principals to become social entrepreneurs and operate schools as successful organizations while always focusing on student achievement. We are now accepting application packets for the Class of 2011. The application deadline is March 19, 2010.


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