– April 29- May 1st –
Oklahoma City, OK
The Event Begins In...
Dr. Rick Cobb,
Superintendent of Mid- Del School District
Dr. Rick Cobb is a life-long Oklahoman in his 30th year in education and eighth year as superintendent of Mid-Del Public Schools.
Prior to 2015, he was an English teacher, volleyball coach, principal, and assistant superintendent in districts such as Mustang, Medford, and Moore. Dr. Cobb earned a B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma with a M.Ed. from Southwestern Oklahoma State University sandwiched in between.
Professional honors Dr. Cobb has received include: the Medal for Excellence from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, the State Superintendent Fine Arts Medal of Excellence, the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators District 7 Superintendent of the Year, and the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma Career Achievement Award.
Dr. Cobb lives in Midwest City with his wife, Inger. They have three adult children.
Planning for the Future
When K–12 leaders, mission-driven organizations, and innovative thought leaders convene to tackle public education’s most pressing issues, their community approach to problem-solving results in practical, sustainable solutions.
The last two years have been transformative. Still, the Institute for Education Innovation is looking ahead to a bright future with the rest of the IEI Family, including our valued Members and Partners.
Workshops and Discussions
To make meaningful and sustainable change in the K–12 industry, we need novel ideas, investors to help bring the ideas to life, and school leaders to implement the ideas in classrooms. When an idea lacks the support of any one of these groups, it is destined to fail in the K–12 space.
Yet these three groups rarely have an opportunity to collaborate and fuel educational innovation together, exchanging keen insight from their respective domains that may boost the overall success of the idea.
Participate in productive conversations regarding issues facing K-12 schools specific to your area. Panel discussions will focus on topics such as equity, attendance, and testing.
1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 2:15pm
Welcome and Greetings
2:15 - 2:45
2:45pm - 3:15pm
3:15pm - 3:45pm
3:45pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 4:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm
6:30pm - 8:00pm
8:00am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:45am
9:45am - 11:15am
11:00am - 11:45am
11:45am - 4:00pm
Optional Wellness Activities
Join us in beautiful Oklahoma City, OK
"IEI is all about the connections. The One-on-one time with colleagues and partners makes IEI unique.