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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the 2018 Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education is now open for registration. The summit will take place June 7 at Northern Cass School near Arthur and Hunter.

The summit is open to the public and brings together local and national leaders in education to share best practices and engage with educators, administrators, parents and students. Attendees will have the opportunity to shape educational innovation in North Dakota and empower those wanting to creatively, meaningfully and effectively engage with students.

In conjunction with the summit, the first-ever 30-Hour Innovation Challenge will be held. The challenge will give 50 participants on up to 10 teams the opportunity to brainstorm, collaborate and find solutions to challenges in education. At the end of the challenge, participants will present ideas to summit attendees for feedback and questions. Burgum will meet with winners to see the ideas in action during the upcoming school year.

In addition to the summit, Burgum encourages everyone to submit nominations for the #InnovativeND Awards, which will be presented during the conference.

The awards include the following categories:

Frontline Innovation – recognizes innovative approaches in the classroom.

Collaborative Culture – recognizes efforts that reach across subjects and classrooms.

System Transformation – recognizes innovations in our educational system that will have a fundamental impact on how students learn.

Student Leadership – recognize students who are advancing innovative education through leadership inside and outside the classroom.

The second annual summit follows the creation of the Innovative Education Task Force by Burgum in September 2017 to establish a system of identification and support for schools and districts implementing innovative practices.

For more information and to register for the 2018 Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education, Innovation Challenge or to submit a nomination for the #InnovativeND Awards, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-governors-summit-on-innovative-education-registration-44263688885.

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