Sir Ken Robinson says, “The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions” (The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, 2009).
The Innovative Schools Network believes not in reforming education, but in transforming it. The ISN currently has pedagogical networks that include Montessori, Project/Inquiry based learning, Green schools, Interdisciplinary Learning Collaborative (ILC), with more models likely to evolve such as STEM, language immersion career/technical education and others. The partnership recognizes the need to develop a system to support continued innovation driven by the innovators themselves.