AIER started as many community minded organizations do, with a few people sitting around a table and wondering about the future.  AIER emerged out of a common vision to rethink what learning can and should look like in our community.


The mission of AIER is to develop, nurture and support learning innovation in the Inland Northwest.  We seek to create and activate schools, communities and networks to transform teaching and learning practice in our region.   In all that we do, there exists a desire improve the educational experience for students, teachers, parents and for our community.  Creating and supporting community-wide life long learning is our mission.


We build, support and help to develop the

learning community of tomorrow, today.


AIER is a network steward.  AIER is a registered 501 c 3 not for profit organization.


We pursue or mission of developing  learning innovation for our region in four specific ways  :

     - Convening Conversations

     - Communicating Opportunity

     - Developing Ideas

     - Funding Change