PowerMyLearning Framework

PowerMyLearning’s Framework for Teachers enables educators to activate a learning community where the trio of teachers, families, and students collaborate on the same learning goals—significantly improving student outcomes.

A Powerful Guide for Distance and Hybrid Learning

Using the Framework, teachers learn how to authentically partner with families across four domains: Learning Environment, Instructional Planning and Delivery, Data-Driven Decision Making, and Student Agency. Each domain describes the best research-based strategies that teachers can put into practice both with students and with families—whether teaching in-person, remotely, or a hybrid of the two.

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The Framework is grounded in core concepts from the research literature:

  • Equity: All students have the capacity to engage in rigorous learning—regardless of race, gender, learning differences, socio-economic status, or background. Students need to feel safe, respected, and valued in order to learn.
  • Family Engagement: Families are essential partners who want success for their children and can be invaluable assets to student learning. With strong communication and trust in place, all families can provide unique insight to teachers, help students set and work toward goals, and support ongoing learning and exploration at home.
  • Social-Emotional Learning: To succeed in school and beyond, students need support developing their social-emotional skills, including opportunities at school and at home to drive their own learning, set and work towards goals, reflect, apply feedback, and collaborate with others.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching: All students benefit from seeing a diversity of cultures and ideas reflected in instruction and in their classroom environment, and from engaging in rigorous, personalized learning that connects academic concepts to their lived experiences.

PowerMyLearning also has a new set of Professional Development (PD) offerings around the Framework with workshops and coaching that can be delivered remotely and can be tailored to schools’ needs. PowerMyLearning has more than a decade of experience delivering PD and has strong expertise with remote delivery. To date, 84% of participating teachers say PowerMyLearning’s support was among the most valuable they’ve experienced in their careers.


Interested in bringing this approach to your school or district? Contact Jim McHarg at 877-338-1113 or JMcHarg@powermylearning.org.