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.

September 29, 2015. Save the Date! (31 days to go)
OIE's Inaugural Education Innovation Summit


Venue: Heifer Village, Little Rock, AR

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The Office of Innovation for Education is working with the Arkansas Department of Education to host a one-day Education Innovation Summit on September 29, 2015. It is designed with you in mind.
We are planning two paths to meet your needs:
Innovation Exploration: Are you wondering what or if to innovate? If so, follow the Exploration path. Meet and learn from those who are deep in innovation. We are bringing innovators from across the country and from within Arkansas to a central location so you can explore your innovation interests.
Innovation Design: Do you want help with designing innovative strategies or programs for your school? Are you wondering where or how to target and focus your efforts? Are you ready to start on an application for a School of Innovation? Then follow the Design path.
jaw016@uark.edu, (479) 575 4499
Door Prizes to be won
Up to six hours of PD credit available

Our Vision and Mission:

Our Vision:

Cultivate and support sustainable innovation in education

Build Relationships

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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