About Kiddovate

Kiddovate is a non-profit collaboration between innovators, educators, and corporations who are passionate about preparing today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators. We’ve developed a groundbreaking program that enables educators, schools, and parents to teach lifelong innovation skills to students; in the classroom and beyond. We also provide a breakthrough in professional development called Innovation in Action™. We offer on-site training, regional workshops, teacher support, and effective classroom tools to help teachers unlock innovative thinking in their own classrooms. Sign up to learn more about our programs.

Innovation in Action™

Innovation in Action™ professional learning experiences ignite innovation in school communities. Our programs are the missing link between asking educators and parents to develop 21st century thinking skills and showing them how to do it. We work with your school community to create personalized learning experiences that will invigorate teachers, parents, and students. Our programs make innovative thinking visible, tangible, and practical.  Choose from a variety of formats for a completely customized experience that is right for your community.  

Contact us to schedule a personalized Innovation in Action™ learning experience at your school, conference, or community event or download our PDF for more information.

Featured Tools

Creative Thinking Challenges App

Hundreds of creative verbal, hands on, and media activities to stimulate creative thinking in your classroom today.

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Kiddovate Innovation Cards

Spark creativity and expand thinking with these visually stimulating cards.

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Try the Kiddovate Innovation Challenge

Kiddovate Innovation Challenge delivers Innovation in Action™ with an exciting video prompt each month. Challenges give families or students the opportunity to brainstorm, strategize, collaborate, and innovate while competing in a variety of categories for prizes and recognition. The monthly challenges inspire critical 21st century skills and require the innovative thinking that is often lacking in traditional educational environments. Work together to explore possible solutions, develop a concept, build it out of everyday materials, and then present a solution with an emphasis on creative and innovative thinking. Each problem is judged based on fun and unique criteria with exciting prizes and recognition for the winners. Say goodbye to boredom and sign up now.

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Tech-Free Challenge

Summertime’s in full swing, so we’re coming at you with another challenge! How attached are your kids to their electronic devices? A little, not at all, or totally addicted?


The Disassembly Challenge

Help pass the time on these hot summer days with our latest Maker Challenge! The Challenge: You use a variety of electronics every day, right? From the TV to an iPad to the


Other Services


Kiddovate is a collaboration between innovators, educators, and corporations. Our broad perspective gives us a valuable point of view on the topic of innovation. We offer consulting services to help schools develop strategies, tools, environments, and curricula leading to more innovative schools. Contact us to learn more.

Speaking Engagements

Innovation in education is a priority. Our team provides thought provoking keynote speeches to elevate this conversation topic among attendees at your conference or event. We also lead interactive panel discussions to stimulate discourse around this topic. Contact us to learn more.

Team & Advisors

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    Emily Greene

    Emily is the founder of Kiddovate, where her passion for innovation helps shape tomorrow’s workforce. A published author with a degree in creative writing from Northwestern University, she is also co-founder and President of VIVA Creative where she leads vibrant creative teams in the delivery of award-winning work.
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    Day Halsey

    Executive Director
    Day has been inspiring emerging teachers to support creative thinking in children since 2004. Her experience in teaching, developing educational programs, and adapting lessons to meet the needs of diverse learners makes her an integral piece of the Kiddovate puzzle.
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    Claire DuFief

    Director of Development
    Claire has a degree in Public Health Education and Spanish, and is the Director of Development for Kiddovate. Having worked with children for many years, she is passionate about education and excited to help the Kiddovate program become integrated into schools.
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    Sarah Taylor

    Digital & Social Media Strategist
    Sarah is a social media and content powerhouse, using her expertise to amplify the voice of Kiddovate online. She has developed strategic digital plans for some of today’s most recognized brands.
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    Peter Diamandis

    Innovation Advisor
    Recently named among the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine, Peter is an entrepreneur, catalyst, and trailblazer. He co-founded Singularity University, along with 15 other innovative companies with infectious optimism that big, bold ideas will change the world.
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    Jordan Goldstein

    Innovation Advisor
    Jordan is the managing director of Gensler in Washington, DC. Promoted to principal in 2003, he is one of the youngest partners in the firm’s 45-year history. Jordan is a firm believer in the importance of design education, teaching a graduate course at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design each Fall.
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    Mark Bonchek

    Innovation Advisor
    Mark has launched new businesses, created award-winning programs, and advised global leaders for organizations like McKinsey & Company, the Economist, IBM, and many more.
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    Neal Brown

    Education Advisor
    Neal has served as Head of School at Green Acres since 2008, after 6 years as Assistant Head of School at Nashoba Brooks School in Massachusetts. He earned his B.A. in International Relations and an M.A.T. in Social Studies at Brown University, going on to complete doctoral work at Harvard, where he earned his M.Ed. and Ed.D.

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