Enter the Improvement Challenge 2024 by February 29!

Closing soon! Enter the Improvement Challenge 2024 by February 29 and win a chance to access provider support as you apply continuous improvement practices to elevate your team’s impact. If you're a leader in education, this is your chance to win up to $20,000 in consulting services. Learn more: https://learninglab.catalyst-ed.org/improve

  • published: Feb 19, 2024

Announcing: The Improvement Challenge 2024

The Improvement Challenge 2024 is live! Win $10,000 - $20,000 of consulting services to bring your project to life. Submit your project listing by February 29, 2024. Let's turn your vision into reality. Enter now: https://learninglab.catalyst-ed.org/improve 


  • published: Feb 09, 2024

Review the Framework for Improvement Teams to plan for team alignment conversations after the winter break!

Looking for a way to organize your reflections and revisit team norms when you return from winter break? Use the Framework for Improvement Teams (FIT) to develop a shared language, discuss strategies you want to continue, and uncover approaches you want to improve.

  • published: Dec 12, 2023

Interested in building your capacity in Measurement & Data for Improvement? Let us help you!

Do you find yourself wishing for ways to collect, manage, and share data with ease? Connect with us to match with a provider and build your capacity!

  • published: Nov 16, 2023

Interested in learning how to make Continuous Improvement accessible?

Check out the newest resource added to the Learning Lab resource library: Shift's new CI 201 Animated Video Series! This series covers a wide range of skills, from beginner to advanced topics in continuous improvement. This resource is designed to assist leaders in enhancing their understanding, implementing, and disseminating improvement strategies within their organizations, thereby amplifying their organizational impact. You can access their video offerings, visit their landing page, and learn more about the project on the Learning Lab here.

  • published: Oct 20, 2023

Looking for ways to include students in your evaluation process?

Explore the newest featured resource added to the Learning Lab resource library! Impact Florida's new FREE online course, "Unlocking Potential: Building Youth Participatory Evaluation Teams in Schools", is available to educators and school leaders interested in involving students in the evaluation process. The 2-hour course introduces you to You+Lead's Seven Steps of Youth Participatory Evaluation and presents each step's milestones in more detail.

  • published: Sep 28, 2023

Take a moment to reflect on your capacity as you head into the new school year!

Build your blueprint to map out your areas of strength and areas for development. You can take the blueprint individually or as a team to identify opportunities for celebration and start conversations about gorwth. After the blueprint is complete, you receive a customized set of resources and can begin planning!

  • published: Aug 15, 2023

Explore examples of real capacity-building projects focused on Continuous Improvement!

Do you find yourself stuck or overwhelmed when brainstorming how to strengthen your Continuous Improvement toolbox and processes? Check out our sample capacity-building projects to learn more about how partnering with a provider can help! These brief project summaries are inspired by real scopes of work we've written for organizations just like you!

  • published: Jul 19, 2023

Check out what was added to the resource library this month!

A new network member development and continuous improvement resource was added to the Learning Lab this month. Are you interested in learning from others about their strategies for instructional change in ELA? Check out this two-part article series by Institute for Learning today!

  • published: May 25, 2023

Check out what was added to the resource library this month!

A new network management resource was added to the Learning Lab this month. Are you interested in learning from others about how to collaboratively improve teaching and learning through the power of learning networks? Then check out, Improving Together, the newest issue from The Learning Forward Journal!

  • published: Apr 24, 2023

Match with a provider to build your capacity in the new year!

Need help consolidating stakeholder feedback? Looking for a partner to help you streamline processes? Meet with a member of the Catalyst:Ed team to scope a project and gain access to a network of highly-qualified providers!

  • published: Jan 10, 2023

Learn how others use data to support equity-centered continuous improvement in schools, districts, and networks

Use the "Measurement and Data for Improvement" filter on the left side of the resource library to learn how continuous improvement leaders use data to inform coaching strategies, celebrate successes, and thoughtfully plan next steps.

  • published: Dec 03, 2022

Take a moment to lead your team in self-reflection before heading into the new year!

Self-reflection is a powerful tool for teams winding down or gearing up for a new semester. You can build a blueprint with your team to facilitate a rich discussion about your successes, needs, and growth areas. You can step away and return back as many times as you need, your progress will be saved!

  • published: Dec 03, 2022

Looking for resources to spark new ideas and inspire the next steps of your CI work?

The resource library is a great place to learn more about successful practices, find easy-to-use successful practices, and get inspired by the work of others! Use the filters on the left side to quickly find resources that meet your needs. Don't forget to save or share resources with others!

  • published: Nov 03, 2022

Explore resources to see how others collect and manage data!

Interested in learning more about data infrastructure and systems that support effective and equity-centered data collection and management? Use the "Measurement and Data for Improvement" filter on the left side of the resource library to view templates, receive guidance, review documents, and explore summaries of how others have approached this topic.

  • published: Nov 03, 2022

Check out what was added to the resource library this month!

Four new resources were added to the Learning Lab this month. Check them out using the links below:

Continuous Improvement


Student Agency


  • published: Oct 26, 2022

Self-reflection isn't as spooky as it seems!

Self-reflection can feel daunting, but using a framework to ground your individual thinking or team discussions can help ease the process and support the creation of actionable next steps. The Framework for Improvement Teams is meant to do just that and has helped many individuals and teams to reflect on their strengths, growth over time, and areas for development.

  • published: Oct 04, 2022

Create a baseline for this year's growth!

Now that the beginning of the school year is under your belt, step back with your team and reflect on your goals for the school year.

  • published: Sep 07, 2022

Explore examples of real capacity building projects!

Look through our sample projects to see how a provider could support your team this school year. Click the "request support" button if you want to talk with us about the problem you are working to solve.

  • published: Sep 07, 2022

Check out what was added to the resource library this month!

Four new resources were added to the Learning Lab this month. Check them out using the links below:

Continuous Improvement

Inclusive Culture

  • published: Aug 22, 2022

Match with a provider to build your capacity and start the new school year with a strong start!

Want to take your work to the next level? Looking for a partner to help you implement new practices this fall? Meet with a member of the Catalyst:Ed team to scope a project and gain access to a network of highly-qualified providers!

  • published: Aug 02, 2022

Explore how your team feels about your capacity in the new school year!

Use the blueprint process to facilitate a conversation with your team about your current capacity. The blueprint can help you identify your areas of growth, articulate your strengths, and clarify how to improve. The blueprint will also provide individualized resources according to your results.

  • published: Aug 02, 2022

Check out what was added to the resource library this month!

Eight new resources were added to the Learning Lab this month. Check them out using the links below:


Continuous Improvement


Network Initiation, Management & Support


Inclusive Culture

  • published: Jul 28, 2022

Use our framework to guide your reflection over the summer!

Check out our Framework for Improvement Teams (FIT) to reflect on your capacity over the summer, set goals in areas you would like to improve, and celebrate what you do well.

  • published: Jul 19, 2022

New Resource Alert!

Check out this new report that shares insights from two-day action sprint with school leaders and providers around social & emotional learning. This report answers the question, "In response to the growing calls for centering social-emotional learning in our schools, how might we reimagine an education system that uses equity-oriented SEL in the classroom?"

  • published: Jun 30, 2022

Check Out Sample Projects!

We want to support you as your team plans over the summer and launches into next year. If you have a critical need to build your team’s capacity and want to know more about how we can help, check out these sample projects from schools and districts with similar issues. We recently heard from one visitor that one of the sample projects perfectly described their needs and this helped them to scope their next project.

  • published: Jun 29, 2022

Check out this month's featured resources!

Check our featured resources this month using the links below:

Inclusive Culture


Continuous Improvement

Improvement Project Readiness Assessment (Improvement Collective)

  • published: Jun 28, 2022

Take an opportunity to reflect on your successes and areas of growth in the past year!

As you reflect on SY 21-22 and plan for SY 22-23, revisit our Build a Blueprint activity.

  • published: Jun 01, 2022

Need Support with Summer PD? Let Us Help You!

Do you need support with planning summer PD? Let us help you find the right provider to support you.

  • published: Jun 01, 2022

Check out what was added to the resource library this month!

Six new resources were added to the Learning Lab this month. Check them out using the links below:

Continuous Improvement

Inclusive Culture

Measurement and Data for Improvement

Network Management, Initiation and Support

  • published: May 24, 2022

Win up to $20,000 in consulting services in the Catalyst:Ed Improvement Challenge.

We launched the Improvement Challenge on January 14th to give you the opportunity to win up to $20,000 in consulting services from an expert consultant of your choice through the Catalyst:Ed network.


Whether you’re focusing on social-emotional learning, family and community engagement, or changing protocols and learning environments due to COVID-19, we believe that continuous improvement practices provide rigor and structure that promotes innovative thinking. Entry into the Improvement Challenge is simple and would require you to log back in to complete a new project listing form starting on January 14. To learn more about eligibility requirements and how to enter, check out the challenge FAQs

  • published: Jan 28, 2022

Check Out a New Resource: Student-Powered Improvement!

Check out Community Design Partners' new website: Student-Powered Improvement! This interactive, online resource offers a framework of possibilities for how educators and students can make meaningful change in schools together. Created from the experiences and brilliance of students and educators across the country, this new resource includes 15 case studies of student-powered continuous improvement.

  • published: Sep 02, 2021

You can now download and share a PDF version of the FIT!

We’ve made sharing the FIT even easier now! Check out this downloadable version and send it to your team! You can also access it through the resource library.

  • published: Jun 22, 2021