Harvesting Innovation


Harvesting Innovation encompasses all innovative educational initiatives that support students in graduating Choice Ready. Multiple strategies and levels of involvement exist, and NDDPI is readily available to cultivate ideas and aid along a school’s innovation journey.  Schools currently on this journey inspire to grow and continuously improve in areas including improved stakeholder communication and engagement, personalized and/or competency based learning, meaningful educational opportunities, and overall increased student academic success. 

How to Get Started

Be Inspired

Join the Innovation conversation happening throughout North Dakota with #InnovativeND.

District Conditions for Scale

District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning provides an important step in identifying the conditions a school district should put in place to support the scaling of personalized learning and innovative learning. Working through the ten conditions outlined can provide the catalytic force districts need for education change

Innovation Playlist

The Innovation Playlist hosts a series of short videos to inspire schools, communities, principals, and teachers to deliver the best outcomes for their students. These ideas share best practices for accelerating change, moving learning outcomes forward, better engaging students, and empowering teachers. Join the growing ranks of schools creating cultures of innovation. Small steps lead to big change!

The Cutting Ed

The Cutting Ed podcast brings together ND United, the Department of Public Instruction, and filmmaker Ted Dintersmith to share stories. This podcast facilitates inspiring and thoughtful conversations with all stakeholders in our public education system. It celebrates great teaching practices, interesting innovations, and dives into putting the innovation playlist into practice.