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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. Working in collaboration with stakeholders enables local communities to strengthen their capacity to have a positive, powerful impact on all learners and to do so more sustainably within the context of the community. Take the next step and explore the framework with your learning community to drive innovation for student-focused learning!



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.

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Our Vision and Mission:

Our Vision:

Cultivate and support sustainable innovation in education

Build Relationships

Focus Change

Support Innovation



School of Innovation

Are you planning a School of Innovation?

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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Featured School of Innovation

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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