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Our understanding of Principled Innovation continues to evolve as we learn through dissemination and practice. Dive into our musings and examples of Principled Innovation as we share our learning and experiences exploring moral, civic, intellectual and performance practices with leaders and educators around the world.

PI people speaking to a group

February 14, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

The word “protocol” has a somewhat rigid, almost clinical connotation for me, evoking a sense of strict rules, a process that must be followed, perhaps consequences if one does not. Yet in the last year or two, I have learned that protocols do not have to be that…

Staff catalysts

February 10, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

As we look towards a new year of possibilities and opportunities, we wanted to step back and share some updates with our Principled Innovation Staff Catalysts cohort.

Jodie Donner speaking to a group

January 7, 2020 | | Learning Futures, Principled Innovation

Educators from MLFTC attended and presented at the 45th Annual Association for Moral Education Conference. The focus on “Morality and Ethics for the Digital World” at the Seattle conference directly aligned with Principled Innovation and provided the perfect opportunity for MLFTC educators to discuss current and future enactments of the framework.

Ideas sketched out on glass with dry erase markers

December 18, 2019 | | Principled Innovation

December traditionally has been an opportunity for our Principled Innovation team to look back on the work we have accomplished over the past twelve months and see how far we have progressed towards.

The cover of the Principled Innovation book

November 12, 2019 | | Principled Innovation

A few years ago we asked ourselves the question, “What could it mean for a college of education at a public university to integrate a character education framework into the systems of teacher and leader preparation?” The answer was uncertain, complex and, according to some, impossible.

People mingling at Innovation Day 2020

November 12, 2019 | | Principled Innovation

Reorganizing the student success team in Student Services so that students have easy access to staff who can provide support in specific areas of need, including wellness, financial advising, and career counseling.

Principled Innovation Staff Catalysts meeting

November 12, 2019 | | Principled Innovation

This cohort of MLFTC staff will work together during the 2019-20 academic year to demystify the practice of Principled Innovation and inspire positive change across MLFTC.

Principled Innovation meets design

November 7, 2019 | | Design, Principled Innovation

Quick summary: In which I disparage the buzzword “design thinking” even while praising the idea of design; point to the value-neutral nature of design and the need for a more principled approach, and end with a video that seeks to capture a vision of Principled Innovation embedded into the design process.