Burgum to kick off second annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:00pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will welcome teachers, students, school administrators and community leaders to the second annual Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education on Thursday, June 7, at Northern Cass School near Hunter.

The summit aims to build on innovative ideas happening in North Dakota classrooms and create a dialogue for sharing best practices that will support educators and adapt the state’s school system to meet the opportunities and demands of the 21st century. The first summit was held a year ago in Bismarck, drawing hundreds of people and concluding with Burgum announcing the creation of the Innovative Education Task Force.

Burgum will deliver opening remarks at this year’s summit at 8:45 a.m. Thursday followed by a message from State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and presentations from several other speakers from North Dakota, South Dakota and beyond.

A media availability with Burgum, Baesler and other presenters will take place at 12:15 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

In conjunction with this year’s summit, 50 “innovation champions” will get to participate in the 30 Hour Challenge on Wednesday and Thursday. Participants will pitch ideas to address current challenges in education, form groups to develop solutions and present to summit attendees for a chance to be featured in the governor’s 2019 State of the State address.

The free summit is sponsored by the Governor’s Office, the state Department of Public Instruction and the Bush Foundation. Nearly 500 have registered for summit events.

For more information or to register, visit here.