Innovate Oregon is an initiative designed to inspire and create a culture of inventive problem solving, empowering the next generation of innovators to take on Oregon’s biggest challenges.

Participants benefit from collaboration with industry leaders in areas that include natural resources, manufacturing and hi-tech, and the creative community of designers, coders, and makers.

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Phase 1

A Community Event

centered around purpose-based and agile learning hosted by Innovate Oregon.

MAKE-A-THON: A day-long experience that integrates design, coding, and engineering to solve a real problem.

Phase 2

School Culture Shift

Unleashing the capacity for creativity and innovation school-wide through a set of Construct Foundation managed programs.

School Retool for Administrators. School Leaders learn and practice a “hack mindset” as they work to develop new structures for deeper learning across their campus.

Breaker for educators. Teachers learn and practice new mindsets and behaviors. They engage in rapid prototyping, iteration, and a human centered approach to curriculum building--developing deeper learning opportunities for every student.

Breaker for Students. Design Challenges put students at the center of the learning experience elevating student choice and voice. Beginning with a real world systems problem, design challenges add relevancy and immediacy to everyday learning.

Phase 3

The Creation of i3 Centers

Build it and they will come…first the culture shift then new infrastructure

In under-resourced communities- both rural and urban - Oregon students need a path to step into the innovation economy. i3 Centers for Innovation, Invention, and Inspiration allow students to see themselves as part of the 21st century economy.  

WHATS NEXT? Thanks to this vital partnership, we were able to bring the School Retool Principal Fellowship for a cohort of 17 school leaders in addition to piloting Breaker services in Dayton, Oregon, during the 2016-17 school year. We are now preparing a second (beta) version of the Breaker school program for districts of: Willamina, Amity, Yamhill Carlton, and Newberg.

Additionally, we are preparing for a second School Retool cohort in the High Desert Education District.