Innovation & Education

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A Lab for EducationAbout Us

At the Northwest Nazarene University Doceō Center, we strive to inspire personalized learning through innovative practices in education. We research and explore the convergence of technological innovation with effective teaching strategies and then use the information gathered to develop and deliver training that will equip and build the capacity of in-service and pre-service teachers.

What is Doceō?

Doceō is a Latin word meaning to teach, instruct, tell, show, demonstrate. We are a part of the Doceō Center Network, founded by the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation for educational reform.  The NNU Doceō Center was established in December 2012 and has become a vital force in improving education no only in Idaho and other states, but as far away as Liberia, Saudi Arabia, China, and the Bahamas.  For more information on the Doceō Center initiative, visit the J.A.and Kathryn Albertson Foundation

Why Idaho?

We began in Idaho because the state is small enough to see change happen quickly, but large enough to show how ideas can be replicated in other parts of the world. Idaho has approximately 285,000 students enrolled in K-12 programs. 70% of those are in rural districts. Good ideas spread rapidly.  We are using this success to launch into other states and into countries looking for rapid and deep change.

Northwest Nazarene University

NNU, a Christian university, offers over 60 areas of study, 18 master's degrees in seven different disciplines and two doctoral degrees (both in education). NNU has been deeply connected to education in Idaho over the past century and continues to graduate highly-skilled, certified teachers to work in Idaho's schools. The NNU Doceō Center can be found on campus in the Learning Commons.

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EDPS50706 - Book Study: Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools

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