There are four different ‘types’ of innovations the PAIF is designed to fund:
- Collective Action: You have had some successful experiments and would now like to bring your innovative solutions to a shared administrative challenge to a cross-school or cross-unit group.
- Experiment (Minimum Viable Product, MVP): a very limited test of an idea that is expected to generate learning; and MVP uses the smallest set of features/activities possible to test a hypothesis.
- Pilot: you have an idea for an innovation and hope to implement it at a small scale (e.g., in one School/Unit, or a select handful of Schools/Units)
- Scale: You already have a successful local implementation of an innovation and seek to broaden its reach or impact by taking it ‘to the next level’