ACCELERATOR

ACCELERATOR is an immersive experience that speeds up change in teaching and learning and activates innovative solutions.

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Learn about upcoming ACCELERATOR events in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington

 

What's it about?

ACCELERATOR is an exciting, new two-day immersive experience, designed to speed up change in teaching and learning by activating innovative solutions - and we’re bringing it to Aotearoa in 2018.

ACCELERATOR activates change through innovation by combining collaboration, speed, and creative abrasion to solve problems that matter. It is a meeting of minds and ideas, where participants collaborate to design new and innovative solutions to education’s wicked challenges.

 

What will I do at ACCELERATOR?

You will pitch dreams, problems or ideas - or join in on someone else’s good idea - then form teams to design solutions quickly in a dynamic and high energy environment. Your ideas will be both supported and disrupted as you work with others rapidly to solve problems of teaching and learning and create new possibilities for the sector.

The two days culminates with sharing the solutions that have been made and created by each team in order to mobilise the creative genius of the group.

 

Who's involved?

ACCELERATOR is facilitated and involves mentors from both education and the innovation industry. Just because the focus of ACCELERATOR is education, this doesn't mean it is only for educators. We want to make ACCELERATOR a place where anyone with an interest in education can get involved. You’ll meet all sorts of people there from across education and beyond.

 

What will I bring to ACCELERATOR?

Participants are encouraged to bring along their teaching and learning dreams or gripes, wishes or wicked challenges: no matter how big or small.  If you don’t think you have any great ideas - that’s cool too - you will find an idea there and work with others to make it real. 

 

Who's it best suited for?

Those who are ready to innovate and activate change. If you are looking for a whole new experience and the opportunity to grow new ideas and possibilities, ACCELERATOR is for you! 

 

Outcomes

  • Apply new approaches that will help you to think more deeply, play with ideas and design fresh solutions.
  • Grow creative and critical thinking skills. 
  • Create new networks of innovators both inside and outside education.
  • The opportunity to begin to turn your ideas into reality.

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