The Office of Innovation for Education and Arkansas Department of Education are convening innovative educators and nationally known leaders to bring you the 3rd annual Education Innovation Summit on September 26-27, 2017. With over 52 schools across Arkansas currently immersed in an innovative learning journey, you will be surrounded by and participating with a guiding coalition of educational innovators who are engaging, designing, and transforming with the learner at the center. Expect to be part of a strong statewide network committed to student-focused learning.
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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.

The mission of the Office of Innovation for Education (OIE) is to cultivate and support sustainable innovation in education.

Our primary goal is to create a statewide learning community where members can learn, teach, and realize shared goals through co-creation of innovative strategies and approaches to educating our students.

We build relationships. We get to know you and your community. We learn about your students' needs and your vision for their futures.

We help you focus your transformation efforts by connecting you to other innovators and to the research and evidence base. We work with you to inform your local decisions as you move forward to develop student-focused learning systems that meet the needs of your students, families, and communities.

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Education Innovation Summit 2017

[09/26/2017] SAVE THE DATE! We will be back in Little Rock on September 26th & 27th, 2017 for the Education Innovation Summit 2017!

Videos from our 2016 Summit

[01/31/2017] Videos from our 2016 summit are now posted.


Our Vision and Mission:

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Cultivate and support sustainable innovation in education

Build Relationships

Focus Change

Support Innovation



School of Innovation

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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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