Unleashing the Creative Genius of our Community...

Bringing the Future to Dayton.

The mission of Innovate Dayton is to “Open the Door of Opportunity” for our students and the community of Dayton. We are working in partnership with Online NW, a local internet provider, to bring a world-class gigabit fiber network to Dayton.

This network will provide Dayton homes and businesses with the fastest internet speeds available, turning Dayton into one of only three cities in the entire state that can be called a gigabit city. This puts Dayton in the fast-lane for taking advantage of new economic opportunities to build and grow companies that are a part of a global economy.

OUR STORIES

The Innovate Dayton initiative brings our school, community and businesses together to learn the skills and mindsets of innovation that are needed to drive economic growth in our region.  Here are some things people are saying:

Kathy Tate

Kathy Tate

Chief Executive Officer

“OnlineNW is thrilled to be building our first gigabit fiber network right here in Dayton, I see all sorts of possibilities to use our services to benefit the community and to help kids learn. We want to help spur innovative ideas and work with local students!”

Jami Fluke

Jami Fluke

Principal

“The potential of our kids here in Dayton is astonishing. We want to inspire a community of learning that empowers all students to be the makers, creators and problem solvers of our future.””

CARRIE RAY

CARRIE RAY

Mother of two

“As a civic minded parent with a career in Information Technology, I love the idea of our kids working on projects with community members and other students. This gives them hands-on learning opportunities while working to make Dayton a better place for all of us to grow, learn and live.”

CATE-LYNN JACKS

CATE-LYNN JACKS

Dayton High School student

“I love the opportunities that I am getting through the work of Innovate Dayton. I am gaining 21st Century skills that will serve me now and in the future. It is so exciting to know that, as our legacy, we are creating Dayton’s future.”

JOURNAL

Dayton’s Blog Squad

During my senior year, I have been writing and publishing weekly stories to the Innovate Dayton blog. But at the start of my second semester, I took on a new role as a leader for Dayton’s Blog Squad club where I am the team’s writing mentor and editor. The...

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Canned Food For The Soul

Over the years, I never gave much thought about charity events like canned food drives. I would donate a few cans every now and then, but it wasn’t until I was personally involved in Dayton’s annual canned food drive last year, that I discovered my...

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Dayton’s Reaching Impact: A Visit From Australia

In the beginning, Innovate Dayton was only a dream. An aspiration to celebrate the power of student initiative and to unleash their creative genius. This vision sought to more deeply connect the community and the school district, to re-imagine education...

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The Magnificent Six

A purposeful education can reveal a student’s greatest strengths. When an educational experience is unique and meaningful, it has the power to light the path for that student's growth in school and well beyond, into their entire life. This semester,...

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Genius Hour 2.0: Exploring Agile Education

This semester, Genius Hour was re-launched. After redesigning its original structure that incorporated insights from the first semester, the class is now exploring agile learning at Dayton in new ways: by challenging students to research unfamiliar...

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Dayton’s AD Champ Program

It all started with the idea of empowering students to be educators and peer-mentors. And a question: “what would happen if we gave students the opportunity to explore education through a different lens?” Back in the ’80s, Dayton School District began...

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Inner Explorer at Dayton

Good academic performance is one quality that determines a student’s educational success. But in order to achieve true greatness in school -- beyond grades and attendance rates -- a student must also have the tools necessary to help center their mind in...

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Dayton’s Skysail Program

In every school, there is a need for a support system that students can fall back on. Dayton’s Skysail program not only provides that support, but it also helps students find the motivation to pursue their dreams well beyond school. The Skysail program was...

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The Making of Captain Jack’s Java Shack 2019

Dayton School District is focused on creating educational opportunities for their students that combine important industry skills with the creativity, passion, and grit of their students. These opportunities are giving students an outlet to work on...

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Partners

GIG CITY

Innovate Dayton is partnering with OnlineNW to offer incredible opportunities to learn and solve problems! OnlineNW is in the process of installing high-bandwidth fiber optic cable throughout Dayton, making Dayton only the third gigabit city in the entire state. A percentage from each subscriber’s bill for this service will be sent back to our school to support our after-school Innovation Academy and i3 Center.

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Learn more about OnlineNW's fiber Internet packages

OnlineNW’s per month pricing is all inclusive. This service has no term contract requirements, data caps, or termination fees. Additionally, there are no additional charges for equipment rental, fees, taxes or other ancillary charges.

Get Involved

To learn more about how you can get involved with creating Dayton's future, please provide us with your contact information below.