Posts Tagged ‘Education’

“The most important thing we can do”

Earlier this week (March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday!), classrooms and libraries around the country celebrated Read Across America Day. President Obama stated in his Read Across America Day proclamation that “as a Nation, one of our greatest responsibilities is to ensure every American child can experience the transformative power of reading. Literacy is the gateway to […]…

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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 […]…

Want to break cycle of poverty? Start with early reading

  What does it take to break the cycle of long-term poverty that lasts for generations? First of all, it takes finishing high school — and to do that, a child must learn to read at a young age. One of the greatest predictors of high-school graduation is whether a child is reading proficiently by […]…

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 what student filmmakers have to say about technology in classrooms

  A White House-sponsored student film festival challenged students to make movies showing the impact and promise of technology in their classrooms. The contest drew more than 2,500 submissions. Sixteen were chosen for screening at the White House on Thursday. See them here. They’re remarkable in showing how deeply students understand and appreciate the great […]…

SXSWedu keynoters: Educational technology ‘has failed to keep its promises’

Educational technology is supposed to personalize the learning process. It’s supposed to democratize education. Make learning fun. Fix what’s broken about school systems. Unfortunately, according to keynote speakers at this week’s SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, technology is falling short. “The sad truth,” said Vivienne Ming, “is we’re failing to keep these promises […]…

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,” […]…

Congrats to Bennett, Detroit’s School of the Week!

Congratulations to one of our TutorMate schools, Bennett Elementary, named as School of the Week by Detroit Public Schools. The district saluted Bennett, a neighborhood school in Southwest Detroit, for its friendly atmosphere, nutritional lunch program,  creative play activities, university partnerships, parent support, and 21st Century technology. The district made the announcement on Jan. 21. […]…

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