I love inclusion… but things are changing in the school systems. It is becoming a challenge for teachers. Teachers share that they struggle with classroom management and parents are concerned about the pace of instruction. Many times, it’s the “least well prepared teachers who get the toughest students.” Classes are starting to increase in number […]
Educational Innovation has become the leading education research company in the nation providing a continuum of education research, assessment, technical assistance and policy analysis from the school level up to the national and international levels. Our programs apply research to address real world issues on behalf of clients that include technology integration. We work internationally with agencies, leading foundations, school districts and private businesses.
Our work is making education work.
For more than 15 years, Educational Innovation has worked to improve teaching and boost learning in schools across the country. We impact the education system by offering research findings and direct experiences that inform funding, policy, and programming decisions.
In our efforts to shape the education, our goals are to:
-Apply research to answer the driving questions influencing education.
-Evaluate the outcomes of programs and policies to adopt what works and change what doesn’t.
-Deliver hands-on support to district and school leaders, uncovering together the factors that contribute to their struggles or support their achievements.
-Provide states with technical knowledge and research-based best practices so both districts and students perform better.
-Develop policy recommendations based on what we glean from our rigorous evaluation and research work, as well as our hands-on experiences.
-The work we deliver to our clients is richer and deeper because we draw from our experience as researchers, evaluators, consultants, and advisers.
Who I Am
When we think about from the beginning of school, our children have so much to deal with . School influences a student’s self-perception, vision of the future, and the actual opportunities that will be made available. There is a measure of hope and trust that go in the door with each child, whether it is the first day of Kindergarten or the first day of 12th grade. We hope it will be the right fit and that students will absorb everything they can. We trust that teachers and principals will cultivate the potential in front of them and push themselves and their students to accomplish things that seem just out of reach. Some schools have to achieve that and more, lifting students across the divide between a community isolated by poverty and violence and a future of security and promise.
Being an educator is a great responsibility. At Educational Innovation, we accept responsibility in order to deserve the trust that has been placed in us and our work. Our goal is to bring the learning point—that magic “aha” moment when the concept clicks for the learner—faster, more often, and for more students. We do this by adding valuable research to the field, connecting policymakers with the latest research and practical experience, generating feedback from rigorous evaluations for continuous improvement, and working directly with educators to improve what is happening in the classroom, the school, and the district. Our work is centered around these principles: research, innovation, and achievement.
Research is in everything we do and believe in. That moment when we understand something that was eluding us, when we get it—that’s the learning point. For a student, its when a word problem makes sense. For educators, it can be when they understand how to apply data to change curricula or policy to advance a reform effort. It comes from our direct work with educators who are dedicated to achieving results, from the findings of our evaluations and research studies, and from our own staff who represent some of the very best educators in the field.
We apply new tools to solve enduring problems. There have always been schools that have failed to educate their students well. There have always been programs that have not achieved their desired results. What’s different is the knowledge we bring to bear to solve these challenges. Some of our tools are high-tech, such as online shared networking spaces where data is stored and accessible for just-in-time decisions or curriculum mapping programs that plot what is being taught in the classroom against state standards and assessments. But, our tools aren’t all high-tech because we believe that sometimes very simple innovations can conquer complex challenges. We look closely, listen to our clients, and develop a course of action with them that creates lasting results.
Achievement & Evidence
How do we know that our work makes a difference? It is a straightforward question that is answered by performance and data. Is the answer in the change in the number of students who are reading at grade level? Is it in the changes made to a program after the results of an evaluation? We are dedicated and determined to connect what we hear anecdotally with quantitative information so we can pinpoint our effectiveness and continue to refine our services to give educators what they need to make a difference in students’ lives.
We take pride in delivering the highest quality, custom designed professional development services. Our network of associates can provide a focus in aligning technology to standards and leadership development. We invite you to take advantage of one or several Educational Innovative professional development services. Each option complements the other and reinforces key concepts for enacting change across your curriculum, without starting from scratch.
“Our work with Educational Innovation was when I was a Principal at Ashland Elementary School, this was key to the growth of our staff, teachers, and administration. While working with them, I have seen transformation of teaching and learning within Fayette County Schools.”
“Educational Innovation has been a valuable asset to our program and we would not have accomplished so much in the past two years without their guidance and support.”
-Savannah, Project Coordinator NKCES
Past Event: Leadership Institute for Teachers, Principals, and Administrators 6-27-2013
http://urbanleadershipinstitute.eventbrite.com/ This Institute will:• Expand your leadership skills to drive change in your current work setting• Diagnose and shape a school culture• Revisit and refine leadership functions to broaden the decision making process• Rethink organizational structures while supporting continuous improvement• Build a lifelong professional network and influence policies and programs
About Educational Innovation
Educational Innovation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process through research-based, innovative techniques and strategies that enable our scholars to excel in their professional lives. Our goal is to provide inspiration and information for what works in education. Click this link to see a Course Overview of previous topics.
Why Choose Us
Apply research to answer questions
Evaluate the outcomes of programs and policies
Deliver hands-on support to district and school leaders
Provide innovative support knowledge and research-based best practices
Develop and Design policy recommendations in collaboration with partners