Raising Blended Learners is a four-year demonstration initiative showcasing strategies for using blended learning to improve student achievement across diverse student demographics and geographic regions in the state, particularly among schools and districts with persistent achievement gaps.
Through a year-long competitive consideration process, the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation selects winning districts to serve as proof points for the effective implementation of blended learning. Over three years of implementation, these districts receive grant funding and technical assistance as the pilot, scale, and sustain blended learning.
Together these districts represent a mix of small and large, urban and rural, public school districts and public charter schools and each seek to apply blended learning strategies to remedy a specific challenge in their schools.
Raising Blended Learners has developed and will continue to iteratively improve an ecosystem of technical assistance services to facilitate statewide expansions of blended learning solutions to Texas student performance needs.
To help other districts and schools interested in learning more or pursuing blended learning, all Raising Blended Learners materials are free and available to any district interested in piloting blended learning.
Learn more about each of the current 20 Raising Blended Learners districts from the problem they are solving in their districts using blended learning to key features of their blended implementations. Districts are spending the 2020-21 school year planning their blended learning programs and will begin implementation in the 2021-22 school year.
These resources provide administrators, school leaders, and educators with actionable and solution-oriented tools and information regarding blended learning to strengthen teaching and learning during the 2020-21 school year.