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. While partnering with Online NW, a local internet provider, we brought a world-class gigabit fiber network to Dayton. 

This network provides Dayton homes, businesses, and school district, 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. Dayton is 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:

“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!”

Kathy Tate

Chief Executive Officer, OnlineNW

“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.”

Jami Fluke

Principal, Dayton Junior High & High School

“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.”

Carrie Ray

Mother of two

“Seeing the Innovation program develop over my four years in high school has been incredible. Not only has the program introduced me to new skills, people, and hobbies, but I have seen my student peers — who were once uninterested in school — make the i3 Center their home.”

Cate-Lynn Jacks

2019 Graduate, Dayton High School

JOURNAL

Cultivating a Learning Culture Through Produce: Emma’s Story

Two years ago, Dayton High School 2019 graduate Emma Monteith began to look after Dayton’s community garden. It all started when high school Health teacher Abby deSmet created the garden roughly five years ago. Then, after having witnessed Emma’s connection to it, she...

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Creating Student Educators: Hannah’s Story

As a student attending Dayton High School, I never imagined becoming an educator would teach me so much about myself. During my experience as a special learning mentor, I learned much more than I could have ever taught. I have been a peer assistant for the...

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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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PARTNERS

GIG CITY

Innovate Dayton is partnered with OnlineNW to offer incredible opportunities to learn and solve problems! After OnlineNW installed a high-bandwidth fiber optic cable throughout Dayton, we became only the third gigabit city in the entire state. Since then, we’ve completely re-imagined Innovation at the school district. A percentage from each subscriber’s bill for this service will be sent back to our school to support our Summer Innovations 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.

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