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.

Help us plan our Innovation Summit

[04/21/2015] We are planning a two-day Innovation Summit for the fall of 2015. The agenda will be set by your responses to the short survey we've included in this email. You may want to hear from other innovators, you may want help building your innovation plan, or developing your awareness of educational innovations. We want to make sure we bring together a valuable experience for you and your team. Please complete this short survey and we will design the summit with your needs in mind.


Our Vision and Mission:

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Cultivate and support sustainable innovation in education

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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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