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Innovation Academy 2021-2022

The training is impactful and sustained over a seven-day curriculum focused on four “Big Shifts” that deeper learning schools make: Higher Level Thinking; Student Agency; Authentic Work; and Technology Infusion.”  

The North Dakota Innovation Academy curriculum will be tailored to the needs of North Dakota educators and will equip participants to access resources and begin immediately making small steps that can lead to big change, as well as planning for long-term system change.  Examples of immediate, usable resources include the Innovation Playlist, and The Cutting Ed blogs, or learning from schools across the country through study of Ted Dintersmith’s book, What Schools Could Be.  In depth study of ten building blocks for achieving the four major shifts will include project and inquiry-based learning, competency-based and standards-based grading, expansion of digital and online information resources as well as 1:1 computing initiatives.

Each district can register teams made of up to 5 participants
     - If you only bring teams made up of 1-5 participants, the cost is $2500.
     - Additional team members (over 5) may be added for $500/per person. 

TEAM LEADER must be an administrator at the school district and MUST attend ALL sessions.

If the person filling out the form also wants to attend, put that person's name either in the Team Leader or Team Member box.

Training to be held at the Bismarck Career Academy in the Multipurpose Room. The Team Leader and Team Members need to attend all the sessions.  The dates and locations are:

  1. November 3, 2021 – Baymont Inn & Suites, Mandan, ND

  2. December 15, 2021 – Career Academy, Bismarck, ND

  3. January 19, 2022 – Baymont Inn & Suites, Mandan, ND

  4. February 16, 2022 – Baymont Inn & Suites, Mandan, ND

  5. March 2, 2022 – Career Academy, Bismarck, ND

  6. April 6, 2022 – Career Academy, Bismarck, ND

There is a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 2020 Schafer Street Bismarck, ND 58501 701-751-5656. Please email Sammy for the booking links if you would like them for all sessions. 

Registration is closed. This page is for informational purposes for those attending.