Age of Learning Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of public donations go directly to fund learning projects.
We are focused on implementing our programs with fidelity and building the broader enabling environments needed for all children to experience mastery learning.
What is our Implementation Cycle?
The Age of Learning Foundation applies a three-stage implementation cycle to help partner countries build expertise, capacity, systems, and infrastructure to deliver mastery learning at national scale.
Feasibility PilotAn initial pilot project with a few schools to show mastery learning in action and work out context-specific implementation strategies.
Demonstration SchoolsA capacity building project involving up to 100 schools designed to establish and evidence mastery learning best practices and outputs.
Core ProgramA progression of mastery learning program implementation, from district to provincial and national scale, focused on fidelity.
What is our Partnership Framework?
It will take both government and non-government stakeholders all working collectively and collaboratively to ensure that all children can master what they learn. We apply the following partnership framework as a model for mobilizing and engaging stakeholders in our work.
Ministry of FinanceEstablish fiscal environment and financial strategies that support sustainable delivery of mastery learning at national scale.
Ministry of ICTEnsure that all schools, community centers, and households have access to electricity, connectivity, and devices for learning.
Ministry of EducationDevelop institutions, expertise, capacity, systems, conditions, environments, and practices to implement mastery learning with fidelity.
FundersProvide the funding runway to launch countries as they pilot, evidence, scale, and sustainably mainstream mastery learning.
ISPs and TelcosSecure universal access to mastery learning by zero-rating internet access for schools and households during scheduled hours.
Implementing PartnersProvide local program coordination and support as districts and schools mature their ability to deliver mastery learning.
School LeadersCreate annual operating budget that sustainably incorporates school-level mastery learning needs and requirements.
TechnologistsEnsure that all learning spaces (labs and classrooms) have adequate electricity, connectivity, and devices for mastery learning.
EducatorsTransform classrooms into mastery learning centers of excellence, where children can stay in their Zone of Proximal Development.
AGE OF LEARNING FOUNDATION
SolutionsProvide adaptive mastery learning solutions at no cost to allow education systems space to build mastery learning expertise and capacity.
PlatformsProvide technical expertise, support, data, and platforms to ensure technology effectiveness in country program implementation.
FidelityProvide orientation, onboarding, and ongoing support to help education systems and schools implement mastery learning with fidelity.
Securing mastery learning for all requires collective effort
Through the innovation and generosity of Age of Learning Inc., we at the Age of Learning Foundation can provide our solutions and support in low- and lower-middle-income countries at no cost. Similar innovation and generosity from other stakeholders will help countries make mastery learning a universal reality for all children.
What is our Funding Model?
We rely upon a diverse ecosystem of funding partners, from education philanthropy institutions, to companies, family offices, and individuals. These partners help drive our organizational growth, country work, program scaling, research, development, and more.
Undesignated funding to scale our team, systems, structures, processes, and partnerships as we grow to meet demand and expand our reach across the regions and countries we serve.
Designated funding to pilot and evidence mastery learning through feasibility and demonstration projects in countries where we are invited to help transform learning.
Funding to strengthen capacity, systems, and institutions in education, ICT, and finance ministries as they work to provide mastery learning sustainably and effectively at local and national scale.
Funding that supports our asynchronous, virtual, and in-person professional development of school officials, leaders, technologists, and teachers in partner education systems.
Funding to improve the know-how and capabilities of local implementing partners and other stakeholders that support our work.
Research and Development
Funding that helps us understand contexts, map ecosystems, develop programs, test assumptions, collect evidence, analyze results, share findings, and contribute to sector knowledge through our work.
What are our Funding Sources?
With literally millions of children to reach, the Age of Learning Foundation is incredibly grateful for the generous individuals, family offices, companies, and education philanthropy institutions and donor organizations that stand ready to support our work.
Mastery learning can help bring learning poverty to an end. When governments champion learning and schools focus on excellence, support from funders, partners, and experts can make all the difference.
70 percent of children worldwide are facing learning poverty. They are reaching the age of 10 without being able to read simple sentences, complete basic math, establish strong learner identities, or build social relationships.
You have heard of athletes getting into the “zone.” Learning is just like that. There is a zone where children can experience “learning flow.” Lev Vygotsky, the Russian child psychologist, called it the Zone of Proximal Development. It is that remarkable space where learning is neither too difficult nor too easy. It is just right to help children build a true love of learning and acquire the tools and skills they need for mastery.
Benjamin Bloom, the American education psychologist, discovered that children who receive one-to-one mastery learning perform much better than peers in conventional classrooms. Bloom therefore challenged the world to identify methods of group instruction that could be as effective as one-to-one tutoring. The Age of Learning Foundation is answering Bloom’s call in our partner countries.