A Model for the 21st Century Temp Keller, Managing Director [email_address]   Education Innovation Summit ASU SkySong, Sco...
Mission <ul><li>To develop educational technology  </li></ul><ul><li>that empowers educators  </li></ul><ul><li>to teach a...
Management Team <ul><li>Seth Weinberger , Founder and Executive Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Former partner at Mayer Bro...
TeacherMate <ul><li>Handheld computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated learning system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapts t...
Teacher Benefits - I <ul><li>Enables teachers to differentiate instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolds teachers on best pr...
Teacher Benefits - II <ul><li>Handheld computers are a carrot teachers can use  </li></ul><ul><li>System provides ongoing ...
Student benefits <ul><li>Increased engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Improved fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Improved phonics </li><...
School Benefits <ul><li>Better assessment information </li></ul><ul><li>Improved student performance </li></ul><ul><li>Imp...
Global Projects <ul><li>4 way partnerships to bring the TeacherMate System to indigent rural communities around the globe ...
Online Tutoring <ul><li>Volunteer program that pairs tutors and students remotely </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of TeacherMa...
Research and Press <ul><li>2006-07 Spencer Foundation funded study </li></ul><ul><li>2008-09 school year study by Universi...
The Future? <ul><li>IFL is currently porting applications to iPhoneOS platform; Android apps to follow </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Advisory Board <ul><li>Jon Abrams Chief Executive Officer, Edline </li></ul><ul><li>Allan Alson Associate Director, Consor...
THANK YOU! www.innovationsforlearning.org   518-526 Davis Street, Evanston, IL  60201 Temp Keller [email_address]   (312) ...
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Innovations for learning

  1. 1. A Model for the 21st Century Temp Keller, Managing Director [email_address] Education Innovation Summit ASU SkySong, Scottsdale, AZ Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  2. 2. Mission <ul><li>To develop educational technology </li></ul><ul><li>that empowers educators </li></ul><ul><li>to teach all children to read, write and do math, </li></ul><ul><li>so that every child has the opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>to succeed in school and beyond. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Management Team <ul><li>Seth Weinberger , Founder and Executive Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Former partner at Mayer Brown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member of firm’s Global Information Technology practice for over 25 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-founder of the Cherry Preschool, Evanston, IL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temp Keller , Managing Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founder and former president of RISEnetwork.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Former 5 th grade teacher, East Palo Alto Charter School </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. TeacherMate <ul><li>Handheld computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated learning system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapts to core curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early literacy, math and reading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten – 2 focus </li></ul><ul><li>$100 price point </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teacher Benefits - I <ul><li>Enables teachers to differentiate instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolds teachers on best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces prep time for center creation </li></ul><ul><li>Increases instructional time by reducing teacher-mediated assessment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Teacher Benefits - II <ul><li>Handheld computers are a carrot teachers can use </li></ul><ul><li>System provides ongoing assessment </li></ul><ul><li>System supports ELL and special needs learners </li></ul>
  7. 7. Student benefits <ul><li>Increased engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Improved fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Improved phonics </li></ul><ul><li>Improved math facts </li></ul><ul><li>More positive, fun learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding for all activities </li></ul>
  8. 8. School Benefits <ul><li>Better assessment information </li></ul><ul><li>Improved student performance </li></ul><ul><li>Improved teaching environment may lead to better retention of young teachers </li></ul>
  9. 9. Global Projects <ul><li>4 way partnerships to bring the TeacherMate System to indigent rural communities around the globe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IFL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stanford University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local university (provide relevant content) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local NGO (training and distribution) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Online Tutoring <ul><li>Volunteer program that pairs tutors and students remotely </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of TeacherMate program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect via phone and virtual whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read stories together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on word activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play word games </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All integrated with the classroom instruction </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research and Press <ul><li>2006-07 Spencer Foundation funded study </li></ul><ul><li>2008-09 school year study by University of Illinois at Chicago on impact of TeacherMates in the 200 Chicago Public Schools </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Future? <ul><li>IFL is currently porting applications to iPhoneOS platform; Android apps to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Schools will be able to mix and match low-cost TeacherMates for school or home use, and various iPhoneOS and Android devices </li></ul><ul><li>All devices will be managed by one universal cloud-based system </li></ul><ul><li>Potential partnerships/joint-ventures abound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing and distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design and implementation of customized cloud-based mobile learning platform for differentiated instruction and assessment (Eg. TFA) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Advisory Board <ul><li>Jon Abrams Chief Executive Officer, Edline </li></ul><ul><li>Allan Alson Associate Director, Consortium for Educational Change Former Senior Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Walter Bender Founder, Sugar Labs Former President of Software and Content, One Laptop Per Child </li></ul><ul><li>Gordon Freedman Vice President of Education Strategy, Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Goren Vice President, Spencer Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Cynthia Greenleaf Senior Associate, Heidrick and Struggles Former Director of Partnerships, Chicago Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Sharnell Jackson President, Data-Driven Innovations Consulting Former Chief eLearning Officer, Chicago Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Paul Kim Chief Technology Officer, Stanford University School of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Lach Officer of High School Teaching and Learning, Chicago Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Howard Learner Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Rigdon Vice President, Director of Global Philanthropic Strategy and Programs, JPMorgan Chase Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Rowe Chief Executive Officer, Open Learning Exchange Former President, One Laptop Per Child Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Schield Executive Director, Schield Foundation </li></ul>
  14. 14. THANK YOU! www.innovationsforlearning.org 518-526 Davis Street, Evanston, IL  60201 Temp Keller [email_address] (312) 919-0040

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