#UTedChat Questions for 9/28 – Teacher-led Innovation in Schools

#UTedChat Questions for 9/28 – Teacher-led Innovation in Schools


We’re excited to have Tami Pyfer (@tpyfer) leading our #UTedChat tonight. We will be discussing Teacher-led Innovation in Schools. It should be a great discussion and we hope you can all come and share your thoughts. If you haven’t already followed Tami on Twitter (@tpyfer) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas. However, we are also asking you to include any of the following hashtags in your responses if you have room, #utpol, #uted, and #utleg, all of which are some of the more political hashtags here in Utah. By including these hashtags in your tweets some of the state politicans will be more likely to see your amazing responses.

Q1 Policymakers & the general public don’t believe enough innovation is happening in public ed. Do you agree or not? Why? #UTedChat #utpol

Q2 @GovHerbert talks about “innovation from the bottom up” or from our #teachers & schools. What are you seeing in schools? #UTedChat #utpol

Q3 Business & industry value “intrapreneurs” – employees w/ freedom to innovate within their company. Why not EDU intrapreneurs? #UTedChat

Q4 We believe innovation + collaboration = transformation. Can you share examples of how this is working in your schools? #UTedChat #utpol

Q5 What are some barriers to innovation in your classroom/school/district? #UTedChat #utpol #uted #utleg

Q6 What message would you give to policy makers about teacher-led innovation? #UTedChat #utpol #uted #utleg

Tami Pyfer is the Education Advisor for Governor Gary Herbert. Prior to working with the governor’s office Tami taught special education courses at USU. She served on the Logan City Council, the State School Board, and many other positions in education. She holds an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education from Utah State University where she is also an adjunct professor. Tami is an optimistic Utahn interested in music, arts, education, and State politics. 

You can follow Tami on Twitter at @tpyfer


Cody Plumhof

Cody is the web developer, Communications Coordinator and media production center director for the Washington County School District. He has served on the UCET Board since 2012 as the WCSD representative and web developer for the organization.

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