Unleashing the Creative Genius of our Community...

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

Hackivation Nation: Empowering Teachers to Empower Students

“Students will be inspired learners who are empowered to be innovative in order to increase self-directed learning.” This was the aspiration of Dayton Junior/High School’s teachers and administrations that came out of the Hacktivation Nation.   Hacktivation Nation is...

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TechXcellence Award

This past June, Dayton High school received the TechXcellence award from District Administration Magazine, an educational magazine that features stories all across the United States. As only one of 14 schools in the country to receive this prestigious honor, Dayton...

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School Days Filled with Possibilities

Imagine a day with no bells. A day where students are able to unleash their creative genius without the interruption; where there is no wrong answer and all possibilities are considered. Dayton Junior High and High School’s Design Challenge Days did just this....

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Teaching Students to be the Makers of Tomorrow

At Dayton High School, there is one class that inspires students to become both inventors and entrepreneurs, the Innovation 101 class. The class is taught by Patrick Verdun and takes place in the new i3 Center. This class challenges students to think for themselves...

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i3 Centers: the future of education

It all began with a crazy idea. What if we transformed a 10,000 square foot ag shop at Dayton High School into a new space, a multidimensional makerspace built around an ideation lab. A place where all students felt a sense of belonging, regardless of their interests?...

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Hood River Trip: Inspiration Through Others

On March 20th, teachers and students from Dayton took a trip to Hood River led by an architect from OPSIS who is helping Dayton develop plans for the next phase of our i3 Center. He  wanted to show us an example of we could learn from. Individuality, diversity and...

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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.

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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@Innovate_Dayton

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The Megaquake Project: An Emergency Management Analysis of Dayton by Dayton High Schoolers -… https://t.co/lhH9z5qPaJ
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An Unusual Partnership: How Dayton High Schoolers are Improving the Wine Industry - https://t.co/2q4fIKjElK ... https://t.co/hCNzY19VAZ
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An Unusual Partnership: How Dayton High Schoolers are Improving the Wine Industry - https://t.co/F9fUw7JXoL ... https://t.co/R7zjmB3bRu
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Pirates and Architects: The Opsis Design Challenge and the i3 Center - https://t.co/BjxYFhBxn8 past May, Opsi... https://t.co/OEBBTnIURf
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- 59 days ago

TechXcellence Award - https://t.co/8dkrCpJkDh past June, Dayton High school received the TechXcellence award ... https://t.co/MSG76vOM2Y
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