Innovation is essential to creating and sustaining a teaching and learning culture that will increase students'
readiness for success in a continually changing college and career landscape. Teachers and leaders are talking about 21st Century Learning Skills and the importance of these skills to students' success.
The Office of Innovation for Education (OIE) was established to support new thinking, investigate new practices, and connect innovators, educators and diverse education stakeholders to promote effective, personalized instruction for all students.
Our mission is to enhance Arkansas's capacity for research, implementation, and evaluation of educational innovations, promising practices, and programs with a high likelihood of improving outcomes for students.
OIE's inaugural Education Innovation Summit brought visionary leaders together with more than 100 teachers and leaders from Arkansas schools to Focus, Connect,
and Act to transform education in Arkansas! If you weren't able to join us, you may be able to join us for
regional follow up meetings. Please contact our office for further information
Click Here to view videos from the summit.
School of Innovation
Are you planning a School of Innovation?
Public education in America is missing the mark for student success. Today there is also an unprecedented level of support for doing things differently
and widespread recognition that new approaches and new structures are essential to fixing the situation.
School of Innovation Application for Arkansas
Interested schools will apply to the Arkansas Department of Education. Do you need help developing measurable goals and performance targets for your
School of Innovation Application? Staff at OIE can help.
Featured School of Innovation
The Springdale School of Innovation is a technology-rich STEM School. The School of Innovation opened in the fall of 2014 with its first class of 8th graders