Posts Tagged ‘TeacherMate’

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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 […]…

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,” […]…

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, […]…

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. […]…

Staff reflections: Cary Zakon

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work.  Today: Cary Zakon, Director of TutorMate Operations. As I enter into my second decade with Innovations for Learning, I am as excited and motivated […]…

Staff reflections: Seth Weinberger

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work. Today: Seth Weinberger, founder and CEO. A good account of Seth’s background and history with IFL can be found here.  He wrote the following […]…

IFL off to a high-altitude start in Denver

At most Innovation for Learning end-of-the-year get-togethers, tutors travel to schools to finally meet the students they’ve been helping each week over the Internet. Denver did it differently. On Wednesday, buses delivered children from two elementary schools to the city’s Janus Capital Group headquarters for a rooftop party. Some 40 first-graders from the two schools, […]…

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