• Community Advocacy and Research

Welcome to bluknowledge!

Adinkra symbol for Lifelong Learningbluknowledge n. [bloo • nol • ij] origin: a word fusion: blueprint + knowledge
a learning design and research firm that specializes in design, delivery, and study of education and community-building experiences for learners of all ages.

Current Happenings!

Survey: We want to learn more about how FAMILIES are managing learning at home due to K-12 school closures. Please share your experiences with us!


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Survey: We want to learn more about remote learning experiences for TEACHERS and ADMINISTRATORS. Please take our Remote Learning survey!


Please share with your education network!

New Blog Series: Design Remote Learning with the Learners’ Families in Mind!

Part 1: Prioritize What Learners Need to Learn Most! (video)

Part 2: Plan  Learning for Varying Levels of Family Support!

Part 3: Balance Learning with Families’ Changing Priorities!


👀 Check it out! 👀 We’ve published Entry No. 5: Articulating the “T” in STEAM: Blended Learning that Empowers Learners to Collaborate, Create, and Communicate like STEAM Professionals.

Our Loravore®️ Learning by Bluknowledge Design Notebook is inspired by authentic learning in schools and communities, collaborations with education researchers and practitioners, and an enduring love of learning.

It is a creative space to translate ideas and experiences into design knowledge aimed to improve teaching and learning.

Each “entry” is intended to communicate the use of digital tools, instructional strategies, and learning tasks in thoughtful, practical ways for implementation in a variety of learning settings, such as STEM, blended, or community spaces.

Look 👀! We’ve posted a new blog: Watch my Inspire Talk! Learn Why I 💖 Community!

In five minutes or less, learn how Dr. Erika D. Tate’s childhood and a career devoted to the design of community learning experiences helped her foster a sense of belonging, purpose, and home.

Read blogs on Facilitating Blended STEM Learning in Service of our US Military Families (Part 1 and Part 2)

We gladly welcomed the opportunity to determine the best ways to support family engagement and STEM learning. Read more about our connections to the US military and what happened when we offered families the chance to learn together!