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Service: Uniting Us All

Last month, Innovations for Learning’s team had the opportunity to participate in the Points of Light Conference (POL), the world’s largest conference dedicated to service, according to the POL website. An estimated 3,000 people from across sectors (nonprofit, government and business) and borders (37 countries!) attended, connected, and volunteered at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Conference highlights […]…

Houston Volunteer of the Year: Mary Patterson

Mary Patterson and 21 of her Hines colleagues in Houston became tutors with the TutorMate online literacy program this past fall through Read Houston Read’s “Literacy By 3” initiative. This initiative enables 1,200 students to receive one-on-one literacy tutoring from volunteers in Houston. RHR Coordinator, Carley Colton, shared that the goal is “…to ensure that […]…

A Culture of Good Citizenship at Denver’s Janus Capital Group

When the busy CEO and over 50 no-less busy employees of a national corporate leader in financial services agree to make a weekly commitment to tutor first grade students in the Denver Public Schools, it is certainly remarkable. This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with this CEO, Richard Weil, of Denver-based Janus Capital […]…

New America’s Interactive Resource Map: “Integrating Technology in Early Literacy (InTEL)”

We urge all teachers, tutors, parents and other literacy supporters to check out a brand new interactive map from New America, called Integrating Technology in Early Literacy (InTEL). The Innovations for Learning team is very gratified that TutorMate was recently recognized by New America as a program that effectively integrates technology with early grade education. New America’s Education […]…

TutorMate on the Air with Whole Whale Podcast

Last week, George Weiner, founder and Chief Whaler at Whole Whale interviewed IFL’s National TutorMate Director, Dan Weisberg, about our TutorMate program. During the podcast, they discussed many topics, including: the benefits of working with 1st graders in particular, the convenience of virtual tutoring, how 3rd grade reading levels are key indicators for future success […]…

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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 launches TutorMate drive: See it here!

Read Houston Read Corporate Campaign Launch from Houston ISD on Vimeo.   The Read Houston Read campaign, rallying dozens of corporations to the cause of early literacy, has blasted off with a breakfast for corporate leaders — and the great video above. The Houston Independent School District wants 1,600 volunteers to flood elementary schools to help […]…

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 […]…

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