The Office of Scholarship and Innovation

Our Mission

The Office of Scholarship & Innovation brings collaborative design-based problem-solving to educational systems; supports faculty research and scholarly inquiry in education; leverages new technologies for learning; and creates digital solutions for the dissemination of knowledge.

What We Do

Design Initiatives

Creating a new vision for educational innovation through a collaborative and open process of design. Learn more...

Scholarly Initiatives

Promoting and supporting the creation of new knowledge by our renowned faculty. Learn more...

Technology Initiatives

Changing the way we think about and use new digital technologies for learning. Learn more...


Meet the OofSI Team

Benjamin Scragg

Lead Design Strategist

I'm the Lead Design Strategist in the Office of Scholarship & Innovation, where I partner with schools to engage in open-ended design thinking and methodology to generate solutions to the unique challenges and...

Jennifer Stein

Director, Design Initiatives

In my role in OofSI, I manage our Design Initiatives, in particular supporting Community Design Labs. I have lived in many different places, including Tokyo, New York City and the Bay Area, but consider Boston...

What's New

Although achieving mindfulness and wellness through technological applications may sound contrary, people are looking to their...

This past Monday was a special. That evening I was at Manitas School in Kyrene school district for the ribbon-cutting of the new...

As this fall semester begins, these details may affect your planning and instruction as you consider technologies to integrate into...

Christina Ngo wrote a series of posts about her stint as a design strategist in OofSI. She, sort of innovatively (and we would...

Anyone who works in the area of social design knows how important it is to develop a systems-oriented mindset and how...

One of the most exciting projects we have been involved with in the Office of...