Inspiring learners by giving schools the tools to
outside the lines.
OIE collaborates by coming alongside you to navigate the innovation process and to help you take bold action on the road to transformation. We work with you and your team to realize your vision by connecting you with educators who are doing similar work to transform student and adult learning. These formal and informal connections support a growing network of innovators, at various stages in their journeys, who learn from each other, co-generate ideas, co-design strategies and new practices, and support each other in implementing new ideas and designs for learning.
In 2020, OIE Supported
ADE Commissioner's memo: School of Innovation Application Process
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-2801 states that a School of Innovation (SOI) is a school that "transforms teaching and learning" and defines innovation as "a new or creative alternative to the existing instructional and administrative practices." SOI designated ....Read More ⟶
Zoom Session: Overview of the SOI Application Process
The SOI process allows schools the flexibility to try different approaches, inviting schools to experiment with ideas to challenge the status quo and explore waiver possibilities to expand access to new learning opportunities. Join a cohort of 50 Arkansas schools designing systems to implement innovative ideas to equip all learners to be better prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world!
Interested applicants are invited to join DESE and the Office of Innovation for Education (OIE) on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (via Zoom) for an overview of the SOI application process and have questions answered.
Please use the link below to register for the upcoming session (October 13, 2021):Read More ⟶