Real-time collaboration and continuous action
create ideal conditions for future success.
boilerplate image

Click to Expand

Deeper Learning Logo


Getting to Deeper Learning: The Policies and Practice of Science Teaching and Learning

The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend a Webinar Getting to Deeper Learning: The Policies and Practice of Science Teaching and Learning Panelists Abner Oakes, Director, Outreach and Partnerships, Alliance for Excellent Education Donique Reid, Policy and Research Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education James Rountree, Director, Science, District of Columbia Public Schools| Dave […]

Categories: Deeper Learning
Future Ready Schools Logo 2017


Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change

The Alliance for Excellent Education and Future Ready Schools® Invite You to Participate in a Webinar Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change Panelists Nancy Mangum, Assistant Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, Director of Digital […]

Categories: Future Ready

Recent Webinars & Events



Results of the OECD’s 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey

American teachers participated for the first time in the 2013 round of TALIS, which focuses on teachers’ professional context and the conditions of the learning environment in which they teach. TALIS captures the perspectives of practitioners on key topics, including the degree to which teachers’ professional development needs are being met, insights into the beliefs and attitudes about teaching that teachers bring to the classroom, and the role that school leaders play in fostering an effective teaching and learning environment.

Categories: Uncategorized


Accelerating Blended Learning

Blended learning combines traditional face-to-face instruction, usually offered by a teacher in a traditional school building with high-quality digital content, including online instruction and other technological tools. In its most effective form, blended learning personalizes the learning of each student, allowing opportunities for students to take both required and elective courses and create a portfolio of opportunities and paths to succeed. Successful blended learning also allows for competency-based progression that empowers students to move at their own pace and advance only when they have mastered content; and uses technology to make implementation possible at scale. These three key elements of blended learning are what TLA focuses on in its work.

Categories: Uncategorized
Minnesota House State Legislature


State Digital Learning Legislation: Recent Trends and Future Implications

Half of the nation’s state legislatures have considered or are considering legislation that could have a significant impact on state- and district-level digital learning efforts. Both the Council of Chief State School Officers and National Conference of State Legislatures are keeping a close watch on bills related to digital learning policy, online learning, competency-based education, and the rapidly evolving area of data privacy.

In an interview with Tom Murray, Stephen Bowen, and Sunny Deye will discuss state legislative activities, implications of recent policy changes, and developing trends in legislation. They will also share insight into how these policies and laws could impact digital learning in states and school districts across the nation.

Categories: Data and Privacy


What’s Happening in Washington, DC? A Federal Education Policy Update

Although not much is moving in Congress, there are a number of important education developments that are transpiring. Members of the Alliance’s federal policy and advocacy staff will provide an update on these and other topics, and answer questions regarding what is, or is not, happening in Washington.

Categories: Uncategorized


Enhancing Bridge Programs to Increase College Access and Success

Nearly 20 percent of high school freshmen do not graduate, and many of those who do graduate are underprepared for a labor market that increasingly prizes specialized training and college education. Promising bridge programs that help students access and persist into college provide important lessons on designing stronger pathways to postsecondary education. How do effective bridge programs prepare students, particularly underserved youth, for the rigor of a higher education?

Categories: Uncategorized


Beyond the Field Trip: Connected Learning in Museum Spaces

This Google Hangout will explore how museums are going beyond the field trip to become hubs of learning, innovation, and creativity. The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is at the forefront of this work, where Barry Joseph is working with young people to build video games to complement new exhibits, using Minecraft as a springboard to science, and creating other learning opportunities that encourage students to explore their interests. In an interview with Tom Murray, Mr. Joseph will provide his perspective on ways learning can take place in museums and other out-of-school places, and share how educators can both integrate museum resources into their teaching and be inspired to try approaches in their own classrooms. Mr. Murray will also solicit questions from the audience and share his own perspective.

Categories: Connected Learning


Making Learning Personal in High Schools: The Role of Secondary School Leaders

This event cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) examined the role of leadership in creating dynamic personalized learning environments that have produced continuous growth in student proficiency over the past three years. The panel discussion highlighted three schools—Marshall Fundamental Secondary School (CA), Sleepy Hollow High School (NY), and Maplewood Richmond Heights High School (MO)—that have been recognized by the Breakthrough Schools project in 2014 for exemplifying the core areas of personalization, collaborative leadership, and access to a rigorous and differentiated curriculum for all students.

Categories: Uncategorized


Scaling Up Twenty-First-Century Teaching

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education and Asia Society for a webinar on scaling up twenty-first-century teaching—the focus of the March 2014 meeting of the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN) in Shanghai. Urban systems across the globe face common challenges in developing effective approaches to professional learning for teachers, including practices that develop students’ twenty-first-century skills and global competencies. How can systems build educator capacity to ensure all students attain the high-level competencies essential to succeed in knowledge-based economies, regardless of their cultural or economic background?

Categories: Uncategorized


Transforming Spaces to Transform Learning: Connected Learning in Action

Elizabeth Forward School District (EFSD), outside of Pittsburgh, has undertaken this transformation inspired by the YOUmedia work of the MacArthur Foundation, and is the first district to provide such space in a public school. Students are able to use innovative technologies to explore their interests, create, and connect their experience to what they are doing in the classroom. EFSD also has a Simulated Multimedia Arts Learning Lab, or SMALLab, which creates a kinesthetic learning environment that supports full-body games and new ways to experience abstract concepts. The school also incorporates game design into the curriculum to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) outcomes.

Categories: Connected Learning


The Postsecondary Success Collaborative: Partnerships to Increase College Enrollment

There is a growing recognition of the need to improve access and persistence in postsecondary education, particularly for underserved youths. How can that be done? A five-year pilot project, conducted in three cities and funded by the Citi Foundation, produced impressive results. In this webinar, an organizer of the initiative, Maud Abeel, will describe the project and a tool that was created to enable all schools to examine current assets and identify areas that need additional support in order to succeed with all students. A high school principal, Debora Borges-Carrera, and a community partner, Lisa Ciacci, will describe how the collaborative worked in their communities.

Categories: Uncategorized
Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.