The Innovation Teaching Mission
Innovation Teaching seeks to improve the educational outcomes of all students by enabling progressive pedagogical techniques and effective data driven decisions. We envision a future in which effective data tools enable educators to meet the needs and nurture the strengths of all our students. We develop tools that break down barriers to collecting and reporting on teacher and student performance data, so that what matters can be what gets done.
The Jeven Platform is a method for quickly transporting structured classroom data to a web application. It has processed over a million data points, with 3/4 of that value coming in the last 5 months.
Jeven has been integrated into 3 products:
_ MyJeven.com, a next generation platform for school management
_ LeveledLibrary.com, a classroom library management tool
_ EduARC.com, a small school student information system
The last two, have also been integrated and accepted into the Google Apps Marketplace for Education.
Our President came up with the idea for Jeven at the close of his first year teaching as a Teach For America corps member in the south Bronx. He built the first prototype and had off the charts results with his students over the next 3 years. Since leaving to work on Jevem full time, each year he has taken the product up to the next level of audience: from teachers, to single schools, to charter school networks.
Our Chief Operating Officer has degrees in Urban Education, Curriculum Design. She taught special education classes for 5 years in the Boston Public Schools. She brings to the table 15 years of professional management experience, supervising at one point over 200 staff. A serial social entrepreneur, she has successfully advised on the start of 5 charter schools in Washington, DC, New York City, and Boston. As a business and education consultant she advised a diverse array of private clients from BELL to Time Warner.