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A new study released by the Clayton Christensen Institute introduced the new concept of “hybrid innovations.” Building on original work around “disruptive technologies,” this new concept of hybrids identifies innovations that emerge in incumbent industries, such as K-12 education, as preludes to pure disruption. For example, hybrid cars use the old technology of gasoline but also the new technology of electricity. Explore how K-12 school systems might leverage hybrid innovations to implement successful learning environments.
January 14, 2014, 1-2 pm ET
Senior Research Fellow, Education
Clayton Christensen Institute
Heather is one of the world’s foremost experts on K-12 blended learning. Named by Scholastic as one of the Five People to Watch in Education in 2012, her pivotal work at the Institute includes “The rise of K-12 blended learning: Profiles of emerging models,” and “Classifying K-12 blended learning.” Other recent research topics include competency-based learning, digital learning policy, and high-speed broadband connectivity. Heather appears regularly throughout the country as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, legislative expert, and conference panelist.
Prior to joining the Christensen Institute, Heather served under Governor Pete Wilson’s administration as a member of the California State Board of Education. She was a teaching fellow at Harvard College and a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company. She graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is the mother of five pre-K and elementary school students.