Five Key Levers
Our work focuses on five key levers for transforming education with quality, equity, and scale:
- We capture and share specific teaching and learning practices that involve each component of blended learning: in-person instruction, technology, real-time data, personalization, and mastery-based progression.
- We provide resources and recommendations for leaders at multiple levels to tackle barriers to blended learning and establish the conditions for success and scale.
- We work to build the capacity of educators and leaders to enact practices and conditions of high-quality blended learning. Our approach to building human capital aligns to what all learning - adult and student - should be: data rich, personalized, and mastery-based.
- We focus on measurement; understanding the effectiveness of blended learning to inform implementation and improvement. We work to clarify terminology and measures, build an evidence base, and help connect agendas for the field.
- We design for equity; identifying how blended learning increases outcomes and opportunities for all students – regardless of income, race, gender, or language. We engage diverse communities in our work, creating opportunities for underrepresented leaders and educators.
Our role as a catalyst includes cultivating solutions to overcome the barriers to implementing blended learning in schools. Our early work focused on the areas above that are critical conditions for success for blended learning. Find more specific resources and recommendations on these topics here.
Working with States
State policy plays a critical role in supporting the implementation of blended learning in school districts. However, policy alone is insufficient to change attitudes, beliefs, and practices. The Learning Accelerator has worked to highlight a complete set of priorities states must address to successfully promote blended learning, including leadership, capacity and communications. Learn more.