Our Work

Each child in America must have an effective, equitable, and engaging education that is personalized, informed by data, and mastery-based. Blended learning is a key mechanism for making this vision possible for every child, in every school, throughout the country.

Five Key Levers

Our work focuses on five key levers for transforming education with quality, equity, and scale:

badge-practices 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.
badge-conditions We provide resources and recommendations for leaders at multiple levels to tackle barriers to blended learning and establish the conditions for success and scale.
badge-capacity 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.
badge-measurement 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. 

badge-equity

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. 

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Cultivating Solutions

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.

 

Our Impact

As an organization working to catalyze the transformation of American K-12 education through blended learning on a national scale, TLA continually surveys and explores the education ecosystem. This exploration helps TLA understand the barriers which prevent blended and personalized learning from reaching scale and to develop potential solutions. Learn more about TLA's Impact Stories.