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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

Mentorship

We want to provide the students at Dayton Junior High & High School with the most opportunities to learn and grow in the i3 center. This involves not only monetary support, but also mentorship and skill support. If you, or someone you know has a special skill that you think it would be beneficial for students to know, enter your information here.

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Construction Skills

We are in the process of building the i3 center within the school. If you or someone you know has constructions skills please click enter your information here.

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Innovate Dayton Launch Event

Please join us for a special event on May 26th at 1:30 pm at Dayton High School. For the past two years, Dayton School District has been partnering with Innovate Oregon to re-imagine how we can prepare students with the skills and mindsets needed for our new economy....

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Oceans Of Data Project

Dayton is partnering with national organizations to bring new educational opportunities to its students. One of these partnerships is with Oceans of Data Institute (ODI), based in Massachusetts. ODI is a research and curriculum development organization that is...

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Design Thinking Comes To Dayton

Last weekend, teachers and administrators from the Dayton School District participated in a learning experience hosted by Project Breaker . The focus of this workshop was to learn about and experience the design thinking process. This framework, developed in...

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Pirate Nation Event

Last Wednesday night, Dayton School hosted its first Pirate Nation Event. Over 400 people attended the event. The main focus of the night was to have the community see what amazing things are happening at the school. This event was put on as a shared collaboration...

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Making and Creating: The Gate

With a bit of hard work and elbow grease, a group of Dayton students produced an amazing piece of art. With the help of our phenomenal Ag teacher, Mitch Coleman, these determined students got to learn how to use five different machines to create a beautiful gate....

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Dayton’s Strategic Partnership with IBM

Dayton’s way of teaching has changed tremendously in the last year. We are developing an agile learning model, where students do hands-on, purpose-driven learning projects in all subjects from Math to English. Not only are we changing our classroom experience, we are...

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Innovate Dayton Marketing Team Visits McBru

When people of all generations come together, nothing is impossible. On February 11th, the leadership of our Innovate Dayton marketing team got the opportunity to visit McClenahan Bruer Communications (McBru) at their headquarters in Portland, and it was nothing short...

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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.

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FIBER PRE-REGISTRATIONS & INSTALLATIONS

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TWITTER FEED

@Innovate_Dayton

- 79 days ago

Check out the "I am Dayton's Future" Video that was made by the students of Dayton High School! https://t.co/xy3nkiKqC4
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@Innovate_Dayton

- 90 days ago

Members of the student marketing team speaking on their experiences with #innovatedayton #bethefuture https://t.co/PPL3WJ0tLt
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