Always Ready For Learning Network

Free, customized coaching for school leaders to ensure learning can happen anytime, anywhere

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Topics: Overcoming Challenges

May 6, 2020 (Princeton, NJ) — A national, philanthropically-supported initiative launched today to
ensure K-12 school districts receive urgent customized guidance on how to successfully shift to
remote learning and prepare for instruction in the fall and beyond. The Always Ready For
Learning Network is a coalition of leading education organizations that provide timely coaching
and resources to help districts tackle the challenges most relevant to their communities and
goals.

“The efforts being put forth by education leaders mobilizing for remote learning have been
remarkable, but the learning curve remains steep and there is significant work ahead,” said Beth
Rabbitt, CEO of The Learning Accelerator , a nonprofit organization that is spearheading the
Always Ready For Learning initiative. “Further, given budgetary impacts of COVID-19, the broader
educational support community must move quickly to create ways for leaders to more equitably
access the guidance and resources they need to move their communities forward.”

This initiative brings together partner organizations from across the country. “We are deeply
grateful to be working with this remarkable group of experts to provide timely, targeted, and
sustained coaching in this time of intense need and opportunity,” said Rabbitt.

National Experts

The Always Ready For Learning founding partners are mission-aligned organizations with deep
experience in remote, online, and blended learning as well as the development of innovative
school and system designs. District participants can access the hands-on support and related
resources for free. The coaching network includes experts from the following organizations:

“Schools have a once in a generation opportunity to reimagine the educational experience with
young people,” said Erin Mote, Executive Director and Co-Founder of InnovateEDU. “We hope
that our deep technical experience about data, data systems, and information technology helps
advance this reimagination of what’s possible.”

Jason Green, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of LINC added, “Always Ready for Learning is a thoughtful
initiative working to provide the coaching, support, and structures districts truly need to turn the
corner and provide effective remote instruction for all students. We are hopeful that by bringing
our deep coaching expertise to the network, we can be part of the solution to provide
high-quality instruction to students and support for educators in this challenging time.”

“We are grateful to be part of the Always Ready for Learning Network and hope that the initiative
allows us to provide helpful support to the amazing educators adapting to this unprecedented
moment in time,” remarked Ben Rayer, Partner at 2Revolutions.

Network Offerings

  • Free, individualized coaching based on what school leaders need for anywhere,
    anytime learning;
  • Rapid 1:1 planning focused on implementing remote instruction and preparing for
    back-to-school, as well as access to high-quality resources for implementation;
  • Improved learning models over time, emphasizing differentiated, personalized
    approaches and the high-level conditions necessary for those models to succeed
    long-term.

This initiative is funded with generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and
the Walton Family Foundation.

For More Information

Visit the Always Ready For Learning website or contact info@learningaccelerator.org.

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2Revolutions is a national education design lab that designs, launches, and supports Future of
Learning models and systems. We work with forward-thinking school, district, community, and
state partners to help them define and begin working toward their Future of Learning. Along the
way, we help build capacity to transform.

Afton Partners is a financial and analytical team dedicated to working exclusively with
education organizations. We believe that forging an alignment between financial strategies and
educational priorities is part of improving our society and providing opportunity for all.

Catalyst:Ed is a national nonprofit that helps education organizations tap into the collective
expertise in the sector to catalyze innovation, improvement, and equity. We democratize access
to expertise, amplify the sector’s best talent, and reimagine how organizations build capacity.

Highlander Institute partners with communities to imagine and create more equitable, relevant,
and effective schools. Using research, we convene, coach, and build capacity to improve
outcomes and experiences for all students.

InnovateEDU is a national non-profit whose mission is to radically disrupt K12 education and
eliminate the achievement gap by accelerating innovation in next generation learning models
and tools that serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning.

ISTE is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate
the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Our worldwide network
believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning .

KnowledgeWorks is a national nonprofit partnering with K-12 educators, policymakers and
education stakeholders to prepare each child for success through personalized learning.

LINC, the Learning Innovation Catalyst is a team of passionate educators with over a decade
of experience supporting schools in transforming to blended and personalized learning. We are
now helping thousands of educators successfully shift to remote teaching and learning during
these challenging times.

PowerMyLearning is committed to ensuring that all children reach their fullest potential –
mastering rigorous learning standards and owning their learning. We believe personalized
learning can play a critical role in accomplishing this goal as long as personalized learning
includes the people who matter most to children’s success – their parents and teachers.

The Learning Accelerator is a nonprofit with the mission to connect teachers and leaders with
the knowledge, tools, and networks they need to transform K-12 education. TLA makes the
‘potential’ possible and practical for every teacher and every learner.

Transcend is a national non-profit that supports communities to create and spread
extraordinary, equitable learning environments. We envision a future in which all young people
learn in ways that enable them to thrive in and transform the world.

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About KnowledgeWorks

KnowledgeWorks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing personalized learning that empowers all students to take ownership of their success.

With more than 50 professionals working in 11 states, KnowledgeWorks is uniquely positioned to transform cradle to career education because we’re the only organization that simultaneously engages in strategic forecasting, governmental advocacy and working directly with schools. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve been passionate about collaborating to create a system-wide approach that grows and sustains student-centered practices – all to equip learners for career and life success.

Through customized professional development, in-depth research such as forecasts on the future of learning and federal education policy guidance and state-level ESSA implementation support, KnowledgeWorks has created opportunities for more than 135,000 students in 20 states through competency-based learning and early collegewww.knowledgeworks.org