“I have never felt more alive as an educator. Bringing an idea through the i4 process was a game changer for me. I had entrepreneurs challenging my small thinking and the resources to test an idea and learn along the way. I am a braver, more confident teacher now.”
                                                


Lori Powers
Teacher

About i4Education 

i4Education is the innovation arm of the High Desert Education Service District and Central Oregon’s nonprofit 501c3 organization that brings educators together with entrepreneurs to incubate, investigate and fund innovative solutions to problems in education. 

We believe…

  • Educators, who are closest to the problems we need to solve, have the best solutions.
  • In the power of human-centered design to make meaningful change. 
  • Educators have a lot to share and a lot to learn from our business partners.
  • There has never been a more important time for innovation in education.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and bias to action are critical in education.
  • The work of innovation is never done and we should always be striving to be get better.
  • We are stewards of educator’s ideas to improve Excellence, Equity and Efficiency in education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i4Education–the innovation arm of the High Desert ESD–

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is the innovativeThe High Desert Education Service District is committed to integrating an innovative mindset and approach into all that we do. i4Education serves as a regional resource to the HDESD and Central Oregon school districts who share the belief that the best ideas come from those closest to the problems to solve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our innovation process, ThinkUp! works to increase the excellence, equity and eciency of our services by generating and testing innovative ideas using best practices from the entrepreneurial community. The ThinkUp! innnovation process invites educators to submit ideas and vote on the best ones. The crowdsourced ideas then move into a design process of testing and scaling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Become a “True Fan” of education with a $500 annual pledge in support of our public private innovation matching fund.

The High Desert Education Service District is committed to integrating an innovative mindset and approach into all that we do. i4Education serves as a regional resource to the HDESD and Central Oregon school districts who share the belief that the best ideas come from those closest to the problems to solve.