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
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Focus,Connect,Act! Personalized Learning for all Students

[12/10/2015] Office of Innovation for Education (OIE) inaugural Innovation Summit held on September 29th brought visionary leaders together from Arkansas schools to Focus, Connect, and Act to transform education in Arkansas! OIE would like for you to join us for regional follow up sessions to pursue deeper learning and planning in the areas that focus on the needs of your students and your communities. OIE staff are here to support research and exploration of innovative programs and practices and to get the


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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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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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