Our clients & partners

No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.

We design, develop and implement personalized learning programs in schools across the U.S.

As districts and schools consider personalized and blended learning models, we serve as consultants and architects to examine how digital tools and curriculum will fit within or change their current teaching methods, classroom design, curriculum and overall school & district. Zia Learning and the 21st Century Framework Team has more than fifteen years of experience in building classroom-based, personalized learning and digital learning environments. 

Heather Cowie

Director of Instructional Design and Digital Learning

Cecy Borunda

Director of Graphic Arts and Design

Alanna Mays

Director of Professional Development

Mackensie Duvendack 
Lead PD Coach for STEM Classrooms

​Blended learning should be engaging.

Our Design TEam

our clients & PArtners

Reid Miller

Director of Video Production and Animation

Rich and engaging experiences for students.

Our Founder

Our Instructional and Professional development team

Rita Kerrigan
Lead:Social Science Instruction and Design

​We all know that blended learning frees the teacher from the front of the room and the allows for a more facilitated approach to learning. Authentic blended should harness the power of personalized instruction to allow for:

Robin Gonzales

Chief Education Officer

Founder, Author of Framework and PD Expert 


Jennifer Berezewski

Lead PD Coach for Instructional Design and Content Curation

Tyler Wiebe
PD Coach, STEM Classrooms

Jennifer Kolar Burden

Lead Digital Curriculum Integration Coach

What we do

Robin Gonzales is the founder and President of Zia Learning. With over 15 years of experience in public education, she is proud to have served as a classroom teacher, school-level director and district-level official for Chicago Public Schools. Her work centers around using blended and personalized learning and 21st Century Tools to address the diverse needs of today’s learners. Her work has been featured in major publications, including eSchool News, the Chicago Tribune, Fortune Magazine and Ed Reformer. As the Director of Online Learning for the 3rd largest school district in the United States, Robin Gonzales developed one of the largest online and blended learning programs in the nation. In this capacity she grew the Chicago Public Schools online and blended school program from 500 students to over 5,000 and increased pass rates from 38% to over 80% through the development and implementation of a teacher professional development and student skills program. That program is now in use in schools across the nation.

Opportunities for critical thinking and deep exploration.

MEet the  Team

Applied and Project Based Learning.