Innovation Academy 2022-2023

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.

Here is our complete informational packet for Innovation Academy. Great for those who are curious about what's in store!

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. You may want this position to be a board member, community member, student or a "flex person" that rotates. We recommend having a "flex 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.


#1 – Wednesday, November 30

#2 – Thursday, January 12

#3 – Wednesday, January 18

#4 – Monday, February 13

#5 – Wednesday, March 22

#6 – Wednesday, April 26

9 AM - 3 PM each day.

1221 College Dr, Bismarck, ND 58501

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. 

To begin registering, please click on "Register Yourself" (do not click on the submit button until you have completed registering).