Theme: Engage Design Transform

Building momentum to transform learning

The Office of Innovation for Education and the Arkansas Department of Education are excited to host a two-day Education Innovation Summit on September 26-27, 2016 designed with you in mind. Drawing from the expertise of innovative educators within our state and from across the nation, the summit will bring together practitioners to engage, design and build momentum for transformative education in Arkansas. As an attendee, you will have access to all sessions, meet the experts, and network with leaders and innovators. We want to make sure we bring together a valuable experience for you and your team.

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Marriott hotel(s) is offering a special group rate: 158.00 USD per night.

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Our Keynote Speakers

Michael B. Horn

Co-founder and distinguished fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

Buddy Berry

Superintendent of Eminence Independent School District and Founder of Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education.

Save the Date! (33 days to go)
September 26 - 27, 2016
Little Rock Marriott
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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.

The mission of the Office of Innovation for Education (OIE) is to cultivate and support sustainable innovation in education.

Our primary goal is to create a statewide learning community where members can learn, teach, and realize shared goals through co-creation of innovative strategies and approaches to educating our students.

We build relationships. We get to know you and your community. We learn about your students' needs and your vision for their futures.

We help you focus your transformation efforts by connecting you to other innovators and to the research and evidence base. We work with you to inform your local decisions as you move forward to develop student-focused learning systems that meet the needs of your students, families, and communities.

Connect with us and let's get started!

Our Vision and Mission:

Our Vision:

Cultivate and support sustainable innovation in education

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