Unleashing Entrepreneurial Spirit:
Continuing Our Journey Toward Creativity and Innovation

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Meeting the challenges of our rapidly changing world requires creative thinking and innovation. As educators we can develop our own entrepreneurial spirit by embracing change, engaging in lifelong learning and growth, staying relevant, challenging assumptions, taking risks, considering multiple perspectives, and aligning our purpose and passion to successfully navigate the challenges ahead.

This course is a follow up to the ieSonoma event featuring Sir Ken Robinson, and will provide participants with an opportunity to meet and talk with people who are entrepreneurs and innovators in their field, engage in critical dialog and deep thinking aobut creativity and innovation as critical elements of 21st Century skills. Through blended learning opportunities, participants will network with other professionals to develop and an action plan for cultivating innovation in their endeavors.

Introductory Preview Class

Monday, June 24, 6:00-8:30 PM

Did you miss the preview class? Read about it here.

Series of Four Monday Night Sessions in Fall

August 26, September 9 & 23 and October 7, 2013 6:00-8:30 PM

For details about the class content, read this article.

Classes will be held at SSU in the Schulz Information Center, Room 3001
Sonoma State University 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928


$50 for series of four classes.

Registration for this class is now closed. If you have questions please contact dean.education@sonoma.edu for more information

The course will feature presentations by many innovators including:

Paige Braddock, Executive Vice President/Creative Director at Charles Schulz Creative Associates
Oscar Chavez, Assistant Director, Sonoma County Department of Human Services
Tony Harris, Director, Northwest Prep Charter School, Santa Rosa
Dr. William Silver, Dean, School of Business and Economics, Sonoma State University
Catlin Tucker, Google Certified Teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, CUE Lead Learner, and English Teacher at Windsor High School

Instructional Team:

Course Facilitator: Dr. Jennie Snyder, Superintendent, Piner-Olivet Union School District
Dan Blake, Director of Innovations and Partnerships, Sonoma County Office of Education
Mark Nelson, Codding Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Sonoma State University and former President and COO of the Nelson Family of Companies
Dr. Paul Porter, Professor of Educational Leadership, Sonoma State University School of Education

This course is sponsored by the SSU School of Education in collaboration with ieSonoma.org