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 Innovation Summit!

You can select sessions from one of two themes, or mix and match across themes.
  • Awareness Track: Build your knowledge about innovative programs and strategies
  • Planning Track: Build your skills for planning a School of Innovation
  • Please complete this short survey and we will design the summit with your needs in mind.

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    Our Vision and Mission:

    Our Vision:

    Cultivate and support sustainable innovation in education

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    Focus Change

    Support Innovation



    School of Innovation

    Are you planning a School of Innovation?

    Why Innovate?

    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.

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    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.

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    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

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