Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

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 […]…

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 […]…

Florida Times-Union notes TutorMate’s arrival in Duval County, Fla.

Duval County public schools are test-driving “remote tutoring,” a new strategy that matches local corporate volunteers with some of the district’s youngest learners struggling with reading. But no one goes anywhere. It’s all done online. So starts a terrific story in today’s Florida Times-Union about the introduction of Innovations for Learning’s TutorMate program in seven […]…

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. […]…

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, […]…

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