The Dunham School is inviting Baton Rouge area educators to a day of free professional development at its Innovation Showcase from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the McVea Quest Center on the Dunham campus. Lunch will be provided.

Presented by Dunham faculty, the showcase will focus on injecting innovation into education by creating engaging, student-centered classrooms that prepare children for the future, a news release said.

The morning session includes a presentation by Dunham Director of Innovation and Technology Nikole Blanchard, classroom observations, innovation/technology workshops and networking opportunities. The afternoon will allow educators to apply what they have learned through participation in innovation events for students from nearby schools.

“We are excited to share what we have learned with the Baton Rouge community and to network with area teachers who have the desire to transform education and prepare our students for the future,” Blanchard said. “Together we are better, and we need more opportunities like this one to connect with colleagues.”

Dunham has partnered with Apple Inc. since 2009 on a one-to-one technology program that provides students with a state-of-the-art education that prepares them for the future. Dunham teachers receive regular professional development opportunities to help them infuse innovation into their curriculum.

The registration deadline is Sunday. Sign up online at For more information, email