Today, McREL International announced a new strategic partnership with Discovery Education. Through this new collaboration, McREL will support Discovery Education’s global efforts to grow the capacity of teacher leaders by developing innovation configuration (IC) maps for Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps.
Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps is a comprehensive professional development model that builds a network of teacher leaders to design and implement innovative teaching strategies that can be shared with their peers. Featuring a combination of professional learning, pedagogy and tools, the Digital Leader Corps helps participating educators learn to integrate educational technologies and digital media into classroom instruction.
IC maps identify the major components of an innovation, capturing current practice and describing the steps for achieving implementation goals—placing these on a continuum, with weak or low-level implementation at one end and ideal or high-fidelity implementation at the other.