Building Blocks Tool

Planning Tool

What It Is

The Building Blocks is a research-based, online planning framework. The framework categorizes the 10 most essential instructional elements for achieving equitable, high-quality teaching and learning amidst the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

How it works

The tool allows school and district leaders to engage in a simple, streamlined planning process. Within each category, state and national resources have been synthesized and organized to be easily discoverable so educators can quickly find the solutions and resources they need.

Asset-Based Needs Analysis

Opportunity to build on assets and analyze gaps to arrive at concrete, actionable next steps.

Curated Resources & Peer Examples

Resources from education thought leaders, experts and trusted sources as well as curated examples from districts and schools.

Strategic Planning Management

Develop, manage, and save your planning process all in one place.

Introduction To The Building Blocks

How to Create an Account


Click “Sign up” in the upper right corner of the Tool to begin creating an account.

Sign Up


Enter your name and email address. Make sure it is an email you have access to!

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Enter the 6 digit code that is sent to your email to verify your account.

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With your account, access more free features, like the ability to save and revisit your notes in each Building Block element.

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How to Use the Tool