The Center for Educational Innovation and Digital Learning, located in Beaumont, Texas, resides under the Office of the President of Lamar University. The Center is designed to advance the application and impact of digital learning and to infuse digital education in both the K-12 and post-secondary environment. The Center works closely with a community of scholars, educational administrators, entrepreneurs, government officials, and corporations dedicated to sharing advancements in the field, promoting dialogue and establishing virtual communities to advance the digital learning field and its implementation.


ADE Festival of Learning 

Together, Apple and Lamar University offer free CEU/CPE/CPD credits to ADEs for attending virtual activities celebrating community, learning, and wellness in the ADE Festival of Learning. Learn More…


A Professional Learning Program for Texas Teachers

Now, more than ever, Texas needs confident and skilled teachers who are prepared to deliver compelling, digital-ready lessons on-site, at a distance, or through a mix of blended learning. Ready for the Future is laser focused on preparing teachers with the knowledge and skill to utilize instructional technology in and out of the classroom — and with the flexibility to adapt at a moments notice. 

Ready for the Future is more than just a teacher training program. It also includes access to a digital repository of hundreds of technology labs, teaching labs, and thousands of teacher-created and expert-validated lesson plans which are categorized by grade-level, subject area, and TEKS. Ready for the Future moves beyond pandemic mitigation to help districts re-imagine schools, redesign curriculum, and reinvent learning to serve future generations of students.


Resources for Teachers and Students 

Hip Hop Public Health has partnered with Lamar University to provide resources for teachers and students aimed at empowering students with the knowledge and skills to make healthier choices and reduce preventable health conditions and the rising tide of childhood obesity. Learn more.


Coding Camps

The Professional Learning Experience

Together, Apple and Lamar University offer teachers in participating school districts three major professional learning activities designed to assist in the acquisition of coding and digital technology skills, to implement those skills in authentic learning environments, and to transition to a teacher-leader who is able to utilize disruptive innovation to advance educational outcomes.  Learn more.