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




OIE's Annual Conference

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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.

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Schools of Innovation

SOI Application Portal, news and more

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We're Hiring!

Join our team!✨ Do you or someone you know meet the qualifications for this position? If so, apply today! Application are due Friday, March 12 at 11:59PM CST.

SPDG Program Advisor - APPLY HERE!


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  • DATE: 10/13/21
    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): 


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