Centervention’s research and evidence-based programs offer an innovative, blended learning instructional model consisting of three components:
Student-driven practice of simulated social scenarios.
Data and reporting to identify areas for additional focus.
Supplemental lessons and activities to reinforce learning.
These interventions reduce office referrals, improve academic performance, and create a safer learning environment for all students.
Zoo U: Grades 2-4
In Zoo U, students learn the fundamentals of social and emotional skills through common scenarios like joining games at recess and working with a partner, with the added fun of friendly animals.
SS GRIN: Grades 3-5
In Adventures Aboard the S.S. GRIN, Commander Callous and other villains threaten to destroy friendship on Pacifico Island! Players must prove their skills to the keeper of each friendship stone by helping citizens of the island.
Hall of Heroes: Middle School
In Hall of Heroes, students navigate a superhero middle school where they must build their powers and skills to make friends, resist peer pressure, and save the school from super villain Dr. Klepto.
Stories in Motion: Students with Autism
With our online, interactive program, Stories in Motion, elementary school students with ASD create personalized social narratives around common school scenarios.
Centervention Programs in Action
You can read more about how Heritage Elementary uses Zoo U as part of a positive behavioral intervention here.
See how Zoo U is helping gifted students improve social and emotional skills.
What Educators Are Saying
“I love that [my students] can create their own avatar and really see themselves working through social situations. In the real world, there’s punitive damage when kids say or do the wrong thing. Kids are not going to get detention in a game world. Instead they get to go back and learn to make better choices.”
“At the end of the day, I had data for my entire grade level and on each individual student. I was able to sit down with [the teachers] and explain what it revealed about social skills that kids were struggling with.”
“Teachers get a detailed analysis of kids’ strengths, which has been validated against other assessments….The formative assessment report also guides providers to specific in-person lessons and activities … that they can use to support the child in areas of identified difficulty.”