Our Story

Our mission is to create equity in K–12 education by building the capacity of educators to implement student-centered learning.

What began in 2009 as a grassroots effort to start a dialogue between districts who were building online schools and then blended programs, grew to support the market’s post-pandemic demands. Ms. Judy Perez founded iLearn Collaborative (iLC) in 2013 to administer Colorado’s Empowered Learning statewide program for professional development and consulting support to K-12 districts’ implementation of online and blended learning. We’re proud to be named as the acknowledged provider for professional development and consulting services in the state of Colorado.

We work with districts, schools, and entities across the U.S. and the world.

iLC is expanding its services to meet the ever-growing market demand on a national and international level. Our work spans the US and includes partnerships in countries including Colombia, Switzerland, and the Bahamas.

Our Impact

Proven Success

iLC’s approach to professional development has resulted in student outcomes that are consistently higher across grade levels, subjects, and modules. The success of our training is recognized on many fronts:

  • iLC has participated in numerous research projects that include the International Association of K12 Online Learning (iNACOL), The Christensen Institute, and the United States Department of Education.
  • All iLC services are based on research focused on school and district leadership and classroom instruction in online, blended, and fully brick and mortar educational environments.
  • Thought leaders in the space, such as the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), Future Ready Schools, EdSurge, Digital Learning Collaborative, and CRPE have partnered with iLC to support efforts to help educators understand how to integrate technology and quality instructional practice.
  • iLC is a nationally acknowledged provider of open licensed resources through the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen Initiative.

Our learning programs are targeted, customized, and just in time. Educators, trainers, and leaders can quickly be prepared to implement digital learning. Our program leverages our highest demand professional development courses that actively address best practices for blended and online instruction, technology integration, and learner engagement, meeting learners where they are and personalized for immediate implementation.

Below is an interactive map of schools and districts we have impacted in Colorado and nationwide.

Sheridan Schools has been working collaboratively with the ILearn Collaborative team for two years. We have been fortunate to have the iLC team as thought partners as we design and roll out our remote and blended learning systems. This year, they have been extremely helpful as a three-year plan turned into an immediate need as we had to define and execute our 1:1 strategy and plan, infuse technology, blended learning, and remote strategies into our district professional development plan and helped us to make change with district and building administration. The clarity of details, processes, and defined terms have made our vision and pathway clearer and more doable.

Blanche KapushionDirector of Student Achievement, Sheridan School District

The time I have invested in the courses was so valuable and applicable to my instruction and overall teaching strategies. More importantly, the help and guidance provided has been outstanding! The flexibility and support from such an organized professional development opportunity is more than a person could ask for.

Mr. UnruhTeacher, Ridgway School District R-2

The consulting process is an external infusion that has given our work heightened exposure to a wider range of leadership and schools. Without this process, we would have likely continued to bump into the walls of opposition.

LeaderWeldon Valley Schools

The team is responsive to current needs and able to anticipate future needs. They are communicative, knowledgeable, and they have helped fill the gaps that we’ve had, particularly as we learned how to transition into digital learning.

Ms. DovePrincipal & Superintendent, De Beque Schools