Bringing the Future to Dayton
Bringing the Future to Dayton
Innovate Dayton unleashes the creative genius of our learning community by developing equitable opportunities for all students to discover their talents and skills. While empowering them to be problem solvers, we are connecting students and teachers with best practices from industry professionals to prepare them for success in our innovation economy.
We are showing students that if you can dream it, you can do it. And by empowering them to learn from failure, discover their value, and explore their passions, they are crafting their own unique learning journeys in school and beyond.
“OnlineNW was thrilled to build 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
“Leading workshops that inspire educators to grow a culture of innovation and equitable deeper learning, while empowering them with the resources to practice these mindsets at their schools is my passion. I’m excited to take what we learned in Dayton and support other courageous school leaders as they tap into their creative confidence and experience the joy of being change-makers.”Jami Fluke
“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
“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
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...read more
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 past two...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 together for...read more
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,...read more