2017 Education Innovation Summit

About The Event

Inside of every learner is the perfect design for success!

The Office of Innovation for Education and Arkansas Department of Education are convening innovative educators and nationally known leaders to bring you the 3rd annual Education Innovation Summit on September 26-27, 2017. With over 52 schools across Arkansas currently immersed in an innovative learning journey, you will be surrounded by and participating with a guiding coalition of educational innovators who are engaging, designing, and transforming with the learner at the center. Expect to be part of a strong statewide network committed to student-focused learning.


Summit Theme

Theme: Engage, Design, Transform


Explore topics that range from blended and personalized learning, to competency-based learning, to multiple pathways and flexible schedules. Learn from those who are doing! Special sessions designed for policy makers and leaders to advance excellence in education.

Design & Plan!

If you are ready to design, plan or implement, you can select from sessions that focus more deeply on details. Go deep into strategies-learn what students are doing, teachers are doing, leaders are doing and what these innovations look like in action. Gain knowledge of resources, supportive structures, and routines that enable these innovations to work.

What is new this year?

Arkansas is becoming a leader in educational innovation thanks to pioneers across the state and the emphasis on student focused learning by our state department. Over the past two years at the Summit, and three years as a leader of innovation in the state, we've worked to engage educators' awareness of innovative practices and designs. Travel to any region of the state and you will see educators engaged in conversations and actions to innovate! Now its time to take it to the next level! The 2017 Innovation Summit pulls from successful student focused learning system designs and puts educators and students at the center of the design process. In fact, we have no doubt you will leave with a new or expanded vision of learning. One based on the premise we deeply believe.... that inside the learner is the design! We have school systems across the state, and country, successfully implementing innovative and student focused learning systems. These systems are transforming what it means to be a student in a public school system. Come hear, learn, share, and network with these pioneers. Many of these leaders will offer mini-mentoring sessions throughout the conference that you will not want to miss!

Engage in the conversation with us again this year or join us for the first time! Learn how intentional design impacts student learning and walkaway with practical next steps. Be a part of the transformation happening across the state and help grow our innovative statewide learning community! See you soon!

Travel & Hotel Information

Statehouse Marriott

3 Statehouse Plaza,
Little Rock, AR 72201
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Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport - LIT
Hotel direction: 7.1 miles NW
Airport shuttle service, reservation required, complimentary
Shuttle Phone: +1 501 906 4000
Bus service, fee: 1.35 USD (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: 17 USD (one way)

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