Symposium Information and Focus

You are invited to join your colleagues and other education innovators for “Innovation Runs Through It,” an education symposium that brings together the best minds in innovative education practices. Our 2nd annual three-day event will be from July 16-18, 2024, at the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, Montana, is designed to inspire and equip educators with the tools and techniques they need to drive innovation in their schools and classrooms.

This year’s symposium focuses on innovative practices in all classrooms, including artificial intelligence in education, the power of EdReady to enable personalized learning, the setup and implementation of proficiency-based education, the implementation of dual credit programs to help students excel in higher education and the workplace, and the innovative design of online and blended learning. The symposium will feature experts from around the country who will share their knowledge and experience in implementing these innovative practices. Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, or education professional, this symposium is an opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with like-minded peers.


Located on the beautiful University of Montana campus in the heart of Western Montana, the symposium offers a unique opportunity to learn and network in a stunning setting. Missoula is known for its natural beauty and vibrant cultural scene, making it an ideal location for a symposium on creativity and collaboration.


Our schedule is designed to maximize conversation and collaboration, so we encourage you to bring your team members! We believe educators can create innovative solutions to transform our teaching and learning when they work together.


About the Host, Montana Digital Academy

The IRTI symposium is offered by the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s state virtual school, and administrators of the EdReady Montana project, with generous support from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.


MTDA has offered distance learning opportunities for students across Montana since 2010. MTDA is responsible for the first statewide implementation of EdReady, the personalized college math and English readiness platform designed to help learners test their college readiness, see study options, and gain a customized learning path to fill in knowledge gaps.








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