Our Partners

Strategic allies and collaborators

NapaLearns works in partnership with the five school districts and the Napa County Office of Education, as well as key community, state, and national organizations to ensure that students have access to high quality education experiences that prepare them for success in college and careers. NapaLearns also partners with organizations to provide professional development and research.

Napa County Education Partners

New Tech Network

New Tech Network is a nonprofit organization that helps high school students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow. New Tech works nationwide with schools, districts, and communities to provide services and support that enable schools to implement innovative high schools that promote deeper learning.

Computer-Using Educators (CUE)

CUE provides leadership and support to advance student achievement in the educational technology community. CUE members are provided year-round support through meetings, grants, events, and mini-conferences, including the CUE Conference, the oldest (over 25 years) and largest educational technology conference in California. CUE maintains an active advocacy program, participates in global technology issue and recognizes community leadership with its Technology in Learning Leadership and Outstanding Teacher Awards programs.

Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21)

P21’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for 21st century learning by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community, and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops.

TechSmart Kids

TechSmart Kids provides professional development courses that prepare educators to teach computer science and coding at their respective grade levels. It provides teachers with a strong computer science foundation, extensive hands-on coding experience and intensive coding pedagogy training, and enables school districts to build a sustainable computer science teaching competency.

Napa STEM Academy

The STEM Academy provides after school programs and camps that are designed to supplement the STEAM learning your students receive during the school day with structured curriculum that combines concepts they learn in school with exciting activities, such as robotics, digital media, and arts and crafts.

Youcubed, Dr. Jo Boaler, Stanford University

Youcubed’s goal is to inspire, educate, and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math into accessible and practical forms. Based on research, Youcube knows how to teach math well and how to bring about high levels of student engagement and achievement.


Footsteps2Brilliance’s early learning solution helps all children become proficient readers by 3rd grade. Its device-agnostic Mobile Technology Platform allows school districts to leverage the mobile devices that parents already own to scale early literacy citywide.

Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center (MLC) is a nonprofit organization serving the education community. Its mission is to inspire and enable individuals to discover and develop their mathematical confidence and ability. It offers innovative and standards-based curriculum, resources, and professional development.


EdThena helps teachers analyze their teaching practices by using classroom video and online coaching.

Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell, Ed.D. is the author of Rigorous PBL by Design; a national presenter, speaking on instruction, learning, leadership and innovation; and superintendent of the Ross School District. He is a recognized thought leader in project-based learning.

Digital Promise, League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise is a bipartisan independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation authorized by Congress “to support a comprehensive research and development program to harness the increasing capacity of advanced information and digital technologies to improve all levels of learning and education, formal and informal, in order to provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy.”

The League of Innovative Schools is an initiative of Digital Promise that has pulled together a number of pioneering school district leaders who are committed to doing the difficult work of using technology to deliver results in the classroom.

Buck Institute for Education

The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective project-based learning (PBL). BIE contributes to project- based learning through product development, services, research, and online learning.

California Department of Education

The California Department of Education oversees the state’s diverse public school system, which is responsible for the education of more than six million children and young adults in more than 10,000 schools with 295,000 teachers. It is in charge of enforcing education law and regulations and continuing to reform and improve public school programs.

Project Management Institute Education Foundation (PMIEF)

PMIEF seeks to magnify the power of Non-profits and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in delivering their missions through the application of project management.