Marlow Scottie MT451-01_scottiemarlow_Unit9_Final_Project-5-22-11

Marlow Scottie MT451-01_scottiemarlow_Unit9_Final_Project-5-22-11

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1 Unit 9 Final Project Scottie Marlow MT451-01: Managing Technological Innovation
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2 Unit 9 Final Project Knox County Schools in Knoxville Tennessee is a school system that consists of thirty schools all in Knox County. Knox County Schools is run by Knox County and is the only school system in Knoxville Tennessee so it has no competition for its place in the market. The mission of Knox County Schools is to enable all students to achieve academic success based on established performance standards and students' individual needs and abilities, by providing highly trained teachers, a nurturing environment and by partnering with parents and the community to ensure that a commitment to education continues outside the classroom. I chose Knox County Schools because it is a place I have worked before and I would love to go back to in the future under different circumstances. Knox County Schools has a very stable future and I would like a place to work that I can retire from one day and not have to worry about the economy shutting it down. Although I am not currently employed by Knox County Schools at this time I am still working with the human resources department and keeping up to date with the job postings in the hopes of getting back in with a job more fitting my skill sets. Sources of Innovation Knox County Schools implements two main sources of innovations, the first is government funded, being that Knox County is government funded and Knox County Schools are funded by Knox County the whole school system get most if not all of its funding for the government. This means that the innovations of the government will be carried out in schools all across America, whatever results from the research that is implemented are across the board. An additional advantage to government sponsored research is that the results are publicly shared, whereas with privately funded research the ideas are controlled by a single group. Consequently,
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3 government sponsored research can result in mass collaborative projects that are beyond the scope of isolated private researchers. The Second source of innovation used by Knox County Schools is that of individuals, a group of individuals called The Board of Education exist to filter the ideas for would-be innovations to the school system and determine if they will be accepted or not. Of the individuals at Knox County Schools who are responsible for innovation, Dr. Jim McIntyre, superintendent of schools is the top contributor of innovation. Dr. Jim McIntyre is the first person that Knox County Schools looks to for innovation for the school system. When Dr. Jim McIntyre first accepted the role of superintendent in 2008 he spent his first year in office writing his strategy for the new direction for the KCS system. In 2009 Dr. Jim McIntyre presented the results of his year of studying KCS to the board of education in a book titled Building on Strength: Excellence for All Children, the book was quickly adopted as the plan for the next few years to come. Types and patterns of innovation
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