Spring Lake Park Schools uses innovation configurations as a planning and monitoring tool for school and district initiatives. The innovation configurations are used at the district, school, team, and teacher level to reflect on practice, monitor implementation, and plan for professional learning. An innovation configuration may look like a rubric, but it is not an evaluation tool. Rather, it is used to guide reflective practice.
When innovation configurations are created, three questions are continually asked:
The result is a tool that can be used to:
Teacher leaders, administrators, and coordinators from throughout the district created the innovation configurations used in Spring Lake Park. They are used to: