TLA Blog

The field of education is constantly innovating as schools across the country search for the best ways to improve learning for each student. On the TLA Blog, The Learning Accelerator team and guest experts investigate and help you navigate the latest research, commentary, and useful tools to push the field forward.

What does remote DEI look like for you?

by Stephen Pham on April 7 2021

This article was originally posted on Medium.Back in 2019, The Learning Accelerator (TLA) partnered with six other remote organizations based in education to form the Remote DEI Collective (RDC), a community of practice focused on the intersections of remote work culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). After launching our community and...
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Parabola Project: Free resources bridging education and health for school leaders

by Jin-Soo Huh & Roshni Lakhi on March 23 2021

The Learning Accelerator is excited to share a newly redesigned website for the Parabola Project, which provides evidence-informed tools to help school leaders identify options for school reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Parabola Project draws on expertise from both the education and health communities with the goal of minimizing health...
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5 Tips for Engaging ALL Students Virtually

by James Cross on March 11 2021

This post was originally published on Rocketship Public Schools. What does an engaged classroom look like? Do images of happy students raising their hands, sharing ideas, collaborating with peers, and completing assignments that challenge their learning come to mind? Now take a moment to think about what engagement looks like in a virtual...
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Every education leader deserves expert coaching to manage through and beyond COVID-19

by Beth Rabbitt on February 24 2021

Every education leader deserves expert coaching to manage through and beyond COVID-19: Here’s what we learned from trying to deliver on this visionWhen schools abruptly closed for in-person learning last spring, hundreds of thousands of district and school leaders stepped into extended periods of crisis response and change management. The last...
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Barriers, Challenges, and Empathy in Fostering Broadband Access

by Beth Holland on February 19 2021

This piece was originally published on ShapingEDU: Part 1, Part 2. In this two-part series, TLA Partner Beth Holland shares the insights gleaned from her research into digital equity for students across the United States. Dr. Holland underscores that while a lack of adequate internet access makes it difficult for students to learn and work...
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Tools for School Financial Planning During COVID

by Nithi Thomas on January 29 2021

In the spring of 2020, The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a national nonprofit, launched the Always Ready for Learning (ARL) Coaching Network, a partnership among 13 education coaching organizations to provide K-12 leaders with pro-bono, customized guidance to help them improve teaching and learning during the pandemic. A critical challenge that...
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With Remote Professional Learning, The Opportunities Are Boundless

by Juliana Finegan on January 13 2021

This post was originally published on Getting Smart. Ever since March 2020, many educators have felt as though they've been thrown into the "deep end" with little to nothing to hold onto. The rapid shift to remote learning forced teachers to challenge their preconceived notions of what instruction and learning could and should look like. Over the...
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Share strategies (not germs!) in 2021

by Juliana Finegan on January 5 2021

Before the end of last year, I was given the amazing opportunity to meet with K-12 educators from all over the country and hear about what was making them and their students happy and engaged during these strange times. I wanted to capture specific ways teachers were building strong cultures and structures for students to engage in learning across...
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Centering Instructional Look Fors: A new implementation tool for personalized learning

by Stephen Pham & Amalia Lopez on November 5 2020

2020 brought immense uncertainties to schools, so it is critical to center the design of any school model on student experiences. That’s why Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD), a small, rural district in central California, is doubling down on their Instructional Look Fors, a set of 26 observable, research-based indicators that depict how...
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Communicating Through Change: How a CA District Is Supporting Families in the Year Ahead

by Kira Keane on October 21 2020

This post was originally published on EdSurge. This article, written by TLA Managing Partner Kira Keane, emphasizes the importance of communicating with families through periods of rapid change, particularly as schools work to navigate their challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The piece explores the work of Monterey Peninsula School...
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