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.

Asset-Based Needs Analysis


Opportunity to build on assets and analyze gaps to arrive at concrete, actionable next steps.

Curated Resources & Peer Examples


Resources from education thought leaders, experts and trusted sources as well as curated examples from districts and schools.

Strategic Planning Management


Develop, manage and save your planning process all in one place.

How to Use the Tool


How to Create an Account

Click “Sign up” in the upper right corner of the Tool to begin creating an account.

Enter your name and email address. Make sure it is an email you have access to!

Enter the 6 digit code that is sent to your email to verify your account.

With your account, access more free features, like the ability to save and revisit your notes in each Building Block element.