TLA seeks to connect educators with the knowledge, tools, and networks they need to ensure each student receives an effective, equitable, and engaging education. A core part of our work is bringing leaders together to solve the complex problems they face on the ground. TLA Network 2020 will aim to bring a select group of system leaders and change-agents from around the country, working intently over three days to tackle challenges they are facing in their work to improve and scale innovative approaches to teaching and learning.


TLA Network 2020 will bring together key change-agents in your district to bust through barriers and create plans for change. The agenda will be informed by your system needs and the collective intelligence in the room to help participants leave ready to implement actions and change. However, we will also focus content around three gnarly problems of practice we’ve learned are critical for success:

  • Instructional materials and curriculum: how can we leverage, adapt, and evolve high-quality, standards-aligned materials to support effective personalization for every student?
  • Professional learning and training: how can we best support teachers and leaders to make the instructional and mindset shifts necessary to implement new models?
  • Measurement: how will we use and collect evidence to inform and improve our work?


TLA Network 2020 will welcome a small group of system and organizational leaders from around the country. Attendees will be in a room with other passionate and learning-oriented people working on solving shared pressing problems, with experts who can help.


We will hold this convening in New Orleans, LA. TLA is able to cover the cost of two hotel nights and meals during your stay.


TLA Network 2020 will take place from February 10 to 12, 2020. Formal programming will begin midday on the 10th and wrap up by midday on the 12th, which should allow participants who are traveling to the convening from outside the NOLA area to return home that day.


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