What We Do

What We Do

LearnLaunch is dedicated to engaging, convening, and leading New England’s education ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. Our Mission at LearnLaunch is to achieve high-quality equitable learning for all students. We engage school and district leaders to embrace and manage change to unleash the power of innovation in education. We convene New England’s education ecosystem at our Across Boundaries Conference which explores the cutting edge of learning and teaching with educators, entrepreneurs, investors, and educators from across Pre-K to gray. We lead New England’s education ecosystem by working with policy leaders to help deliver high quality, equitable, teaching and learning.


Building Blocks Tool

The Building Blocks is an online planning framework designed by education leaders for education leaders. 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. 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.

Building Blocks of equitable learning

Massachusetts Workshops

Combine expert insights with peer learning in Building Blocks virtual workshops. Since the beginning of lockdown and school closures LearnLaunch has been working with the Department of Education of Massachusetts to provide free workshops for Massachusetts district and school leaders. Our virtual workshops combine expert insights with peer learning aligned to our Building Block Framework.

Custom Professional Development

We offer high-touch solutions exclusively for your central office and school leaders, including small group virtual workshops to help set district-level and school-level priorities through a needs assessment based on our Building Blocks framework. These workshops are tailored to the guidance set by district and state leaders. Schedule a consultation to discuss our current solution offerings or explore other options.


MA 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.


Annual Across Boundaries Conference  

Across Boundary brings together a diverse set of voices to discuss the most challenging questions facing teachers and the edtech industry today. Sponsorship highlights your voice as a leader in the field to a targeted regional audience with national exposure. In 2020, we had an audience of over 1,500 educators, entrepreneurs, and representatives from industry and investors. Seventy-five percent came from New England, but the remaining quarter represented over 30 states and a dozen countries.


Problems of Practice Summit  

Through our nationally-recognized Building Blocks framework & approach, we have had the privilege of working alongside hundreds of educators to tackle the challenges & opportunities presented by this crisis with intensity, pragmatism, and humility.

Join us as we build on our work to ensure a better future:

  • For the education practitioners who continue to face historic disruption
  • For the policy leaders in Massachusetts and nationally who have benefitted from our work at the center of innovation, policy & practice; and
  • For the education innovation ecosystem, that has never been more important to delivering equity and quality in teaching & learning.