Posts Tagged ‘Teaching’

“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 […]…

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 […]…

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 […]…

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,” […]…

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, […]…

In the news: Rich-poor vocabulary gap, fixing teacher ed, world’s best schools

Several outstanding stories about education appeared this week in the New York Times. On Monday, the paper reported that the language gap between small children from richer and poorer families is even wider than previously thought: The new research by Anne Fernald, a psychologist at Stanford University, which was published in Developmental Science this year, showed that at […]…

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