Jessica implementing a pilot lesson for WingaDoos at a school in Hazlet, NJ

Jessica implementing a pilot lesson for WingaDoos at a school in Hazlet, NJ

The Company

WingaDoos is an interactive financial literacy journey that builds strong money habits in early elementary children K- 2nd grade through engaging video based storytelling and thoughtful lesson plans.

The Challenge

WingaDoos was poised to make the leap from concept to classroom, in need of educator insight and execution to bring their brilliant content, created by Emmy-award winning children’s TV producers, to meaningful life in the classroom context. With the implementation of financial literacy varying across the country, WingaDoos needed support crafting standards based lessons that could fit a variety of implementation models.

Our Role

RYE partnered with WingaDoos at the idea stage to help craft a scope and sequence that reflects CASEL and Jump$tart standards. To ensure content met teacher needs, RYE created and provided on-site training, professional development and delivered pilot lessons in classrooms on behalf of WingaDoos.

“RYE has added the curricular expertise we’ve needed to develop our product and bring it to market. With advisory and development work in standards alignment, module sequencing, lesson planning and bringing our pilot to life in schools, we consider them to be a key building block of our team.

Our Approach

  • Author lesson plans aligned to Common Core, CASEL social-emotional and Jump$tart Financial Literacy standards for each WingaDoos module, creating a seamless curriculum for elementary implementation

  • Provide advisory support to the WingaDoos team as they designed their first pilot deployment in elementary schools

  • Teach WingaDoos first pilot lessons in first and second-grade classrooms, giving educators and students their first experience with the product, and getting the first school-based feedback from teachers and students

  • Create feedback forms and a custom rubric to assess student engagement and student learning in the school-based pilot lesson

  • RYE designed and implemented professional development product introduction sessions for teachers in pilot districts

  • Partner with the WingaDoos team to crystalize their learning objectives across the product experience for students, designing specific learning pathways to develop within the app

Our Result

WingaDoos school pilot implementation was a resounding success, with glowing reviews from students, teachers and administrators. The strategic advisory RYE continues to provide WingaDoos plot its development and vision of offering a comprehensive four module-based curriculum.



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