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.

OIE's Annual Conference

We want to create a learning space where educators can connect and learn--leaving energized for teaching and learning. We want to rally with you to continue the spirit of innovation; therefore, the name Innovation Rally was born.

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Schools of Innovation

SOI Application Portal, news and more

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Designing for Innovation Framework

The Designing for Innovation Framework reflects the research and work of innovators across Arkansas, the nation, and globe committed to the success of all learners. The framework is driven by the belief that this work is accomplished, at its best, by school and district teams in collaboration with student, parent, and community stakeholders.

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ADE Launches Statewide Community Resources Portal


Community Resource Portal

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to launch the Statewide Community Resources Portal, a website that connects schools and communities with much-needed information about available support services around the state.
As a result of COVID-19, many ....

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Are the challenges of the current school year keeping you up at night? Want support facilitating the difficult decisions needed to navigate this unprecedented education challenge?


  • Instructional Models and Designs for Virtual Classrooms
  • Communication with Families
  • Virtual Formative ....

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Innovation Rally

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We have rescheduled the 2020 Innovation Rally for March 4, 2021, condensed it into one day, and changed it to a virtual format due to the unique circumstances impacting educators, families, and students this semester.
We know you are working double, triple, and ....

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Reflective Retrospective - Planning for a successful return to remote learning. Education Elements

Supporting the Social & Emotional needs of Students - 2Revolution, OIE

What is trauma and how does it manifest in
student (and adult) learning & behavior?

What are some strategies & practices that we
can employ to support staff and students’
social emotional needs?



Student Reflect on Teachers' Learning!

The Office of Innovation partnered with the Bulldog TV Crew from Fayetteville High School to capture the stories of the participants for our Social Media platforms. Have you ever seen a student at a conference? Because I had not. Not only were they setting an example of student-centered learning for educators, they were getting real world experience in a potential future career.

-Natalie Townsend


How Can We Make the Most of Synchronous and Asynchronous Time in Distance Learning?

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  • DATE: 1/4/21
    Micro Learning Series - 2 Revolutions

    ZOOM Link

    What: Now more than ever, students are in need of social and emotional support to deal with the impact of Covid. Learn more about how educators can support their students and how to incorporate that support within your school and classroom.

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