Unleash the Power of Innovation

Solutions that engage, convene, and lead education stakeholders.

Who We Are

LearnLaunch Institute, a non-profit organization, is located in Boston, serving the education ecosystem in the New England region. We believe in high-quality, equitable teaching and learning for all students. We help unleash the power of innovation by empowering school & district leaders to embrace & manage change.

 

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What We Do

We engage education practitioners and policy leaders in workshops and conferences. We convene local, state, and national thought leaders to solve the toughest problems facing education. We lead communities to muster the power of innovation. 

Engage

Planning Tool

The Building Blocks is a research-based, online planning framework. The framework identifies  10 essential elements for achieving equitable, high-quality teaching and learning. The tool allows school and district leaders to engage in a simple, streamlined planning process. Leaders can access district examples, templates and other resources that have been synthesized and organized to be easily discoverable so they can quickly find the solutions they need.

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Professional Learning

The Building Blocks Workshops offer just-in-time support and long-term planning for implementation of innovative practices. Our highly interactive workshops are designed for individuals, school teams, or district teams. Participants learn, reflect, and collaborate to develop actionable takeaways. We are also able to offer customized workshops and curated professional development series to districts or schools.

Massachusetts Workshops

Our Massachusetts workshops combine expert insights with peer learning in Building Blocks virtual workshops. Since July 2020, LearnLaunch has been partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide free workshops for Massachusetts district and school leaders and educators. Our virtual workshops are aligned to our research-based Building Blocks Framework.

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Massachusetts Personalizing Learning for Equity and Excellence

The Massachusetts Personalized Learning EdTech (MAPLE) Consortium is a public-private partnership between the LearnLaunch Institute and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to catalyze personalized learning in the Commonwealth with the purpose of better preparing students for their future.

Convene 

K-12 Innovation Summit

This summit, a practice-based gathering, will draw national experts, policymakers, and educators from across New England to Boston for an exciting inaugural event. Inspired by the in-person attendees and spurred on by our practice-based approach, education leaders will craft actionable solutions to real-world problems facing New England schools. Facilitated by experts,  selected school leaders will work in a network consultancy model to address a specific challenge leveraging and integrating best practices with technology.

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Across Boundaries Conference

Join our 9th annual Across Boundaries Conference. Our carefully curated program of keynotes, panels, and workshops will maximize your exposure to thought leaders and practitioners driving changes in education. More than just an industry conference, Across Boundaries brings together stakeholders from across the education sector – last year, invited speakers ranged from a student representative to the Boston school Committee to the Massachusetts Secretary of Education. You’ll hear from early-stage startups, high school students, top executives, and university leaders all in the same event, and sometimes even on the same panel! Meet the people you need to know at Across Boundaries.

Lead

Advocacy Work

LearnLaunch is leading the formation of an Innovation Advocacy Council. We have secured the participation of prominent private sector leaders in the education sector to join this effort. Our work will include:

      • Collaboration  with LearnLaunch executives to develop the mission and goals of the Council;
      • Support efforts to build a robust public advocacy presence for the critical work of the education innovation ecosystem in New England;
      • Inform stakeholders of the economic and thought-leadership value of the EdTech sector in our region;
      • Assist LearnLaunch with synthesizing and interpreting insights from LearnLaunch’s intensive work with K-12 school leaders; and 
      • Aid legislative efforts and outreach to policy leaders to create a stronger, more robust ecosystem for education innovators.
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