Unlocking Innovation

Julia Freeland Fisher is director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. She leads a team devoted to informing policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation to transform schools.

In her new book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks, authors Julia Freeland Fisher explores a fresh perspective, giving educators and school administrators a model for breaking the pattern of inequality in the classroom. While discussions about inequality in education often focus on achievement gaps, opportunity is about more than just test scores. Opportunity sits at the cross-section of what students know and whom they know.


Julia Freeland Fisher Show Highlights:
  • Addressing the opportunity gap in education
  • Are we naive to the networking opportunities available to our students?
  • What is social capital and understanding the value of your networks
  • Strong ties vs weak ties
  • Avoiding an echo chamber
  • What schools can do when students lack sufficient care and support networks
  • Real-world opportunities and bolstering networks via emerging tech
  • Thinking critically about technology
  • Schools can do something about improving their students’ networks
  • Social capital within a network correlates to student achievement
  • Are students individuals or networks?


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