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The Differentiation Challenge

Education Week has just published an article proclaiming that Differentiation Doesn’t Work. The claim is not that differentiated instruction isn’t effective, but that it is very difficult to implement in a classroom with a large number of students with diverse needs, and so relatively few teachers actually differentiate instruction. Innovations for Learning exists because we […]…

Houston, all systems are go! IFL set for lift-off in Texas’ largest public school system

Innovations for Learning’s programs are coming to Houston kindergarteners and first-graders, and the school district is excited about it. See what the Houston Independent School District is saying about this new-technology effort to improve reading skills, so important to future success in school and careers. Click and read the district’s news blog here. There’s a video […]…

Reynoldsburg, Ohio, teams with Innovations for Learning

A suburb of Columbus, Ohio, is the next locale for Innovations for Learning. The Reynoldsburg City Schools announced it will employ Innovations’ programs for boosting reading instruction next fall in  all six of its elementary schools, reaching 1,100 students in 46 kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. “The state of Ohio has clearly recognized the importance of […]…

See TeacherMate in action in Broward County, Fla.

Here’s a nice look at TeacherMate in a Fort Lauderdale classroom. It features Manuel Campos, a first-grade teacher at Rock Island Elementary School, and shows his students using iPads and mp3 players as they learn to read. “It’s an exciting program,” he says on camera, “because the students are so engaged and they’re so focused […]…

Broward schools salute Innovations for Learning on Digital Learning Day

Broward County Public Schools marked Digital Learning Day today by spotlighting its collaboration with Innovations for Learning. With Innovations’ help, the district is implementing a digital learning program to help kindergartners and first-graders in 13 schools obtain a sound foundation in reading. “Today’s students embrace technology.  It engages them and makes them excited about learning,” […]…

Innovations’ founder Seth Weinberger gets North Shore nod

  The North Shore Weekend, a magazine aimed at the Chicago suburbs, is highlighting  Innovations for Learning and its founder and CEO, Seth Weinberger. In its latest issue, writer Abby Wickman offers a nice summary of Innovations’ work: bringing technology and volunteers to underserved school districts to combat illiteracy in the earliest grades. If children “don’t […]…

TeacherMate named as one of Top 100 Products of 2013 by District Administration Magazine

TeacherMate has been selected by District Administration Magazine as one of the Top 100 Products of 2013. More than 1,800 products were nominated, and “choosing the final products wasn’t easy,” the magazine said. “After carefully narrowing the list down based on the quality and quantity of the testimonies, the editorial board is confident that this […]…

Kids at work: Leaders catch glimpses of students engaged with TeacherMate

Seth Weinberger, the founder and chief executive of Innovations for Learning, paid a visit to a few elementary schools last week in Broward County, Fla. Thirteen Title I schools in and around Fort Lauderdale have started using Innovations’ programs this year to help first-graders and kindergarten students build strong reading skills. The schools are using TeacherMate, […]…

Great gains for DC in reading, math

The Nation’s Report Card for 4th and 8th grades has been released, and the District of Columbia is at the top, or very near it, in  gains in math and reading compared with all other states and jurisdictions. As the Washington Informer reports: According to the latest bi-annual test scores involving about 400,000 fourth-grade and 350,000 […]…

In shut-down Washington, D.C., Innovations is up and running

Much in Washington, D.C., has shut down, but not Innovations for Learning’s campaign to improve literacy in the public schools. Innovations’ TeacherMate program, which uses the power of iPads, iPod Touches and MP3 players to bolster reading instruction, is getting off the ground in 63 first-grade classrooms  in the District of Columbia Public Schools District. […]…