Innovations for Learning is a
nonprofit focused on improving
literacy instruction in the
primary grades.

Since 1993 we have pioneered
applications for digital devices
and one-to-one tutoring via the
Internet—connecting teachers
to a galaxy of resources to help
students learn to read.

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Teacher and student

teacher and student

Our approach is neither “student centric” nor “teacher centric.”

We view teaching and learning as a partnership between the teacher and each student.

 

We put both the teacher and student in the center of a wide array of resources that we provide through our innovative technology and programs.

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Coaches

coaches

Our aim is to help teachers,
not confuse them with new systems and devices.

In our commitment to school
districts, we provide on-site
coaches who assist the teacher
throughout the year, integrating
technology into the curriculum and
leveraging technology for
its maximum impact on teaching
and learning.

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Schools

Ten Major Districts ten major
districts
  • Broward County
  • Chicago
  • New York City
  • Denver
  • Duval County
  • Miami Dade County
  • Washington DC
  • Detroit
  • Oakland
  • Seattle

We currently serve ten of the largest school districts in the country.

Our goal is continue to expand nationwide to serve millions of low income students at risk of reading failure.

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Parents

parents

With easy-to-use computer applications, parents can view
their student’s progress throughout
the year and enjoy their child’s
multimedia story creations.

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Funders

funders
  • The Chicago Community Trust and affiliates
  • Mizuho
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • MetLife
  • JPMorganChase
  • United

We provide philanthropic funders an opportunity to invest in changing the learning trajectory of at risk students by supporting proven programs that develop foundational literacy skills. Our goal is to efficiently leverage philanthropic capital to make a decisive impact on education outcomes, first throughout the country and then in the developing world.

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Tutors

parents
  • AT&T
  • Microsoft
  • Groupon
  • United Airlines
  • Intel
  • Boeing
  • Chase Bank
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • US Coast Guard
  • Janus Capital
  • GM
  • Comerica Bank
  • Starbucks
  • MetLife
  • Bank of America
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Quicken Loans
  • comScore
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Thousands of volunteers from major corporations, universities
and government agencies give
a half-hour a week to connect with
students remotely, via telephone
and computer, to provide crucial
supplemental help in reading,
spelling and word-building.

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Technology

technology

The easy part is creating digital learning games that engage students. The hard part is integrating the games with the teachers' curricula and methods, creating a seamless instructional system that teachers enthusiastically adopt.

Once teachers embrace technological change, substantial transformations are possible in the classroom, including connecting the teacher to the entire village that is needed to raise a child.

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