Posted on February 1, 2012 by Scott Noppe-Brandon
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One of the most tradition-based organizations in the country, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), is getting into the innovation act. Today it announced, in partnership with product developer Edison Nation®, the BSA Innovation Challenge. This represents yet another opportunity for our children to put their imagination and creativity to work—and be rewarded for the fruits of their labor.
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Posted on January 27, 2012 by Scott Noppe-Brandon
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Once a year, supporters of Lincoln Center Institute (LCI) gather, enjoy dinner and a world-class musical performance, and honor individuals and organizations that embody LCI’s ideals. These fundraisers celebrate LCI’s tireless efforts to bring the arts to young people, and to develop their skills of imagination, creativity, and innovation. So it is with great anticipation that I announce this year’s Annual Benefit Gala, to be held on March 7 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
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Posted on January 25, 2012 by Scott Noppe-Brandon
Today I had the honor of addressing the Arts School Network’s annual conference, held this year in Florida. (Alas, I spoke via Skype, so I wasn’t able to enjoy the Sunshine State’s weather.) ASN is a professional association of arts school leaders, with over 300 members worldwide, so this was a great opportunity for me to engage with a large gathering of arts educators. The organization’s executive director, Kristy Callaway, asked me to talk about Lincoln Center Institute’s (LCI’s) imagination initiatives.
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Posted on January 18, 2012 by Scott Noppe-Brandon
Here’s an imaginative idea: Latitude, an international research consultancy, asked 348 children around the world, “What if robots were a part of your everyday life—at school and beyond?” The kids were to answer in the form of an illustrated short story. Now the results of the Robots @ School study are in, and they reveal what today’s young people think and feel about learning and technology.
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Posted on January 13, 2012 by Scott Noppe-Brandon
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What do Disney, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), and the U.S. Army have in common? Representatives from all three organizations appeared at America’s Imagination Summit, the education event that Lincoln Center Institute (LCI) hosted in New York City this past July. Their presence was not arbitrary; rather, I believe that the dynamic intersection of such diverse influencers can lead to change in our country’s schools.
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Posted on January 10, 2012 by Scott Noppe-Brandon
Eric Liu and I write about “challenge awards” in our book, Imagination First—prizes offered to people for accomplishing a stated task or solving a given problem. We point out the value of deliberately open-ended challenges, which create more room for bold and unexpected ideas to emerge. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program’s recent call for proposals is a perfect example.
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Posted on December 23, 2011 by Scott Noppe-Brandon
Lincoln Center Institute (LCI) hosted the Katerva Awards—which honor the world’s best sustainability ideas—here in New York City on December 7, as I reported a couple of weeks ago. I’m interested in sustainability in part because it’s inextricably bound up with imagination, creativity, and innovation: these skills enable us to figure out ways to make our planet healthier and improve our societies. So it seems fitting to mention on this blog that Bard College has taken an innovative step and launched a new MBA in Sustainability program.
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