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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 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

The Elephant Saviors Team: Design Challenge

Design Challenge is a class that was introduced to Dayton Jr. High and High School last year. Since it started, it has combined the Innovate culture with the power of student initiative. These two elements are important at Dayton School District, both...

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Emma Monteith’s Community Garden

For every type of person, there is an area of study that makes them feel the most authentic and inspired. At Dayton, there is no shortage of courses and independent learning opportunities for students with vastly different interests. But the question is:...

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The Water1st Projects: Design Challenge

Young students possess capabilities that far surpass the standard expectation. Not only do they have brilliant minds with diverse interests, but they have a developed capacity for compassion. Design Challenge class sees this every day. At the beginning of...

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Independent Marine Biology: The Student’s Perspective

As the Marine Biology class kicks off its second year at Dayton High School, students are finding innovative ways to take their interest in marine science to new levels. With the independence that they have in the class, they are able to create projects...

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Dayton’s i3 Center Rennovations

"Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve." Mural by Morelia Abrego   Students at Dayton are reinventing their own educational experiences with exciting new resources from the i3 Center. Because of these upgrades, the building has...

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Dayton’s Seeds Training

Educational advancements and positive societal changes cannot flourish without the collaborative input of young people. In Seeds Training at Dayton, students were not just given a chance to voice their opinions, they were encouraged to do so. On September...

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Eurekafest: A Story Told By Dayton’s InvenTeam

A student’s worth and capabilities are not determined by where they come from. Anyone with drive, strengths, and a willingness to learn, can do very big and important things. Dayton’s InvenTeam students celebrated that truth during Eurekafest 2018. Last...

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Genius Hour: The Pursuit of Take-Charge Learning

Students are capable of doing fantastic things in their schools, but the confines within their education system restrict their opportunities to do so. To witness the brilliance of any student, they must be given the control to lead their own projects and...

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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.

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