Supporting VELA Founders

Empowered (part of Stand Together, a partner to VELA) is excited by the VELA Founders Network’s growth. Your decision to offer “non-traditional” learning to students and families in your community is inspiring.

For 30+ years, Empowered has collaborated with change-making teachers in every imaginable environment to transform classrooms into personalized learning spaces offering real and relevant learning experiences.

Empowered Educators add our principle-based instructional strategy to what they are already doing in the classroom. You can look to us for trust, respect, support, and FREE 24/7/365 access to our tools and resources that simplify the process of unlocking individualized learning:

  • 125+ easily customized activities that draw from and apply to the real world;
  • Classroom tools (including StartUp Kits and Micro Grants) that help bring learning to life;
  • On-demand and virtual training resources to inspire you;
  • A collaborative community of 30,000+ educators – including dozens of VELA Founders; and
  • A unique learning strategy that enhances what you’re already using.

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