Collab Lab 4: Making room for innovation

How do you create room (space, time, autonomy) to innovate within your school?

Join us on November 10th for a conversation to share ideas and experiences with others looking for ways to innovate within their school. This workshop is an opportunity for you to learn what others are doing, and share what you’ve been working on, have seen working well elsewhere, or would like to try. More importantly, we’ll connect you with others on a similar path and those may be of help along the way.

Among others, you’ll get a chance to talk with:

JJ Heesch – Pewaukee High School
JJ is the Director of Pewaukee’s Insight program — a cross disciplinary program that gives students hands-on, real world experiences immersed in a professional setting. The program started as an experiment within JJ’s Business Management class and now offers three separate strands which students may focus: Global Business, Innovation, and Pathways to Teaching. They are also planning to launch two additional strands next school year: Healthcare and Journalism.

Mike Kornacki – User Experience Director at Johnson Controls

Mike is a user experience leader who has successfully built User Experience (UX)/design teams from the ground up in three separate companies. He defined the UX discipline for Johnson Controls, building a culture that nurtures creativity and a user-centered approach in engineering-centric company–no small feat. In 2010, Mike co-founded mkeUX to get the user experience conversation going in Milwaukee. They now have 450+ members and have hosted presentations from local and national UX professionals.

Jump to minute 19:00 to hear Mike’s advice on how to make room for innovation:


5:30 – 6:00 Grab something eat and drink, say hello
6:00 – 8:30 Let’s learn from each other

Food and beverage will be provided. There is no charge for participation but space is limited.

The Workshop will be held at Ward 4, 333 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI. Space provided courtesy of The Commons

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