Innovative and Courageous Solutions in Education

Our Why

Within the changing landscape of education are opportunities for leaders to work within budget constraints to creatively meet the needs of  students, educators, and families. Kids deserve great schools and organizations that provide continuity of learning regardless of the physical environment or limited resources. Schools and youth-serving organizations deserve high quality supports and resources, educators crave genuine professional learning experiences, and students need engaging and authentic instruction. Families need the supports, ideas, and resources to help their children with their education, especially during remote learning.

Founding Partners

Shira Woolf Cohen

Joanna Hightower

Alicia Woolf

Testimonials of our Work

When I needed guidance for staff professional development, Innovageous took the time to learn the culture of my school, and the teachers’ needs to create a customized plan.Ms. Carey, Northwood Academy Charter School Principal

Innovageous immediately understood our school’s struggles transitioning from traditional schooling to remote learning in 2020’s “new normal” and instantly began working on ways to modernize our teaching methods. -Mr. Gordon, Robeson High School Principal; NASSP 2021 Principal of the Year

Your organization, content mastery and delivery are very impressive – among the best that I have seen.  I thank you on behalf of our students and faculty and look forward to the next presentation. Dr. Young, Holy Family University

Recent News and Projects:

  • “Service Learning Makes Online Learning Meaningful and Engaging” – Youth Today
    Innovageous Co-Founder Shira Woolf Cohen partnered with our friends at the National Youth Leadership Council to write an article for Youth Today on how to use Service Learning as an instructional strategy in the online learning space. Shira is also a Board Member at the NYLC, and facilitator of the NYLC’s Certificate in Service Learning Instructional Leadership. Check out the […]
  • “8 Ways to Evolve Your OST Programs Online” – Youth Today
    Innovageous Co-Founder Shira Woolf Cohen published an article on Youth Today on moving Out of School Time programs online. Through her own experience as a parent and educator, Shira outlined considerations for youth programs in ensuring continuity of learning in the OST space. Check out the article here: https://youthtoday.org/2020/12/8-ways-to-evolve-your-ost-programs-online/
  • Fall School Spotlight: Building Cultural Competence
    As an expert within the Catalyst:Ed network, Innovageous has opportunities to partner with schools all over the country through Catalyst:Ed’s R3 initiative to support schools with COVID-response related projects. Through funding from the Barr Foundation, Innovageous has partnered with Baystate Academy Charter Public School to support the school collective cultural competency and use of culturally responsive instructional practices. During phase […]
  • Fall Families Spotlight: Parent Virtual Cafes
    From September to November, Innovageous partnered with Northwood Academy Charter School in Philadelphia to offer monthly Parent Virtual Cafes. Online cafes were offered at 8am, 12pm, and 7pm to meet the the diverse nature of parent schedules. Topics for each month included work-life balance, supporting academics with children, and structuring free and choice time during the day. Each session encouraged […]
  • 1000 Innovageous Educators
    In just four month, Innovageous has engaged 1000 educators in our trainings! Through partnerships with over a dozen schools, including two Higher Education institutions, and numerous industry partners we have delivered many sessions to educators. Topics have included asynchronous and synchronous learning strategies, social-emotional learning, technology tools, culturally responsive teaching, career development, inclusive classrooms, authentic assessment, and so much more!

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