The School on Fire Presents

The Institute for Creativity & Innovation in Education

Mind Blowing, Life Changing, Professional Learning

Prairie Lakes AEA welcomes Dr. Buddy Berry and The School on Fire. The Institute will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 5-6 at the Majestic Pavilion, located at 37 Lake Street in Arnolds Park. Registration fee is $195 per person. This event is open to all educators.


What is The Institute for Creativity & Innovation in Education?


  • Discover the Core Beliefs needed to transform any class or school into your Dream School
  • Be trained in Stanford University’s Design Thinking Framework and Facilitation Process
  • Learn the Power of Next Practice and how it can accellerate Best Practice
  • Learn to employ The Fun Theory, making lessons awesome, earning microcredentials, creating Graduate/Learner Profiles. and how to make class learning more meaningful
  • Learn how to grow “Blue Lobster” ideas
  • Plus Passion Projects, PBL, Student Agency, Creating the Coolest Lessons Ever,
  • ...and more learning guaranteed to bring surprise and delight!

About Dr. Buddy Berry

Buddy Berry will take us through his journey in reimagining Eminence Independent Schools to design a next generation "Dream School" rooted in personalized learning, and centered around innovation and creativity.


The Eminence Independent school district has redesigned its instructional experience for kindergarten through 12th-grade students with its Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education model using online, blended and competency-based education in their quest to be the Disney World of Schools. Eminence has utilized technology as the main driver for their success combined with Yes, And thinking; Surprise and Delight; and Next Generation Skills.