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We are educators, administrators, and change-makers committed to supporting educators, schools, districts, and states realize their vision for learner-centered education.

Why learner-centered education?

In a learner-centered paradigm young people are prepared to embrace challenges, navigate complex situations, leverage technology to solve problems, create efficiencies, and learn how to learn as the world and workplace evolve.

How do we get there?

✔️ Define whole-learner outcomes that take into account skills, habits, knowledge to thrive in a modern world.

✔️ Design meaningful learning experiences to achieve your desired outcomes.

✔️ Create enabling conditions and systems that support the desired outcomes and learning experiences.

Our learner-centered footprint

150+ Partners  •  30 States  •  2 million students  •  150,000 educators

It’s Your Journey

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Teachers & administrators


Regional & national networks


Free tools, strategies, frameworks and more

Learner-centered is better together! Join us at an upcoming event.     

“Learner-Centered Collaborative has created a learning environment for site leaders and their teams to plan with intent, focus keenly on how improvement efforts align and support instructional areas of focus, and find common points of interest with other sites to ensure quality collaboration.” 

– Rachel Gil, Instructional Coach, Santa Ana Unified School District

“Having a clear and aligned Framework for the Future has been so positive for our district—and the true payoff is walking through classes and seeing our learning model in action with students and teachers as we reimagine learning.” 

– Kim Kuklensi, Principal, Mesa Union School District

“I used to think I had to design all of the instruction, but if it’s learner centered, there’s no reason why students cannot be part of that process as well.” 

– Teacher, Middlesboro Independent Schools, Kentucky

“Learner-Centered Collaborative has been instrumental in the transformative journey that we are on in Santa Ana Unified School District….We’ve taken a multi-pronged approach to the work, with Learner-Centered Collaborative serving as thought partners for district leadership, supporting and facilitating principals meetings as well as instructional learning walks at school sites across the district.” 

– Dr. Lorraine Perez, Deputy Superintendent Educational Services, Santa Ana Unified School District

“Materials provided were very engaging and relevant, and there were plenty of opportunities given to engage in meaningful ways, both alone and in small groups, to brainstorm and explore how they can be used in our own classroom environments.” 

– Teacher, Colorado Springs School District, Colorado

“I am really enjoying our sessions! You do a nice job of breaking things up so it moves quickly enough to keep everyone’s attention. You seem to be genuinely excited about the work, which is infectious.” 

– District participant, Learner-Centered Leadership Pathway, Laguna Beach Unified School District

Explore our growing partner network and impact.

Learner-centered is taking hold across the country. See who’s leading the way and how they’re doing it.

Check out our learner-centered framework.

From whole-learner outcomes to the learning experiences that support them to the enabling conditions for success.

Learner-Centered Collaborative Framework

Discover the next step
in your learner-centered journey!

Our 5-minute diagnostic will help you choose the path that’s right for you.

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Featured Content

Join the Conversation on Social

Last week, @learnercenteredleadership and @katiemartinedu were recommending books.

This week, they're giving theirs away!

As part of LCC's Countdown to Winter Break, we are conducting a Learner-Centered Book Raffle.

The lucky winner will receive one of three books (their choice) authored by our leadership duo.

Simply head to -- 🔗 http://bit.ly/LCCbookraffle -- to enter and be on the lookout on December 21st when the winner will be announced!
Can you really amplify student voice, engage students in authentic learning, and utilize performance-based assessment WITH the time and resources you have available today?

Liz Perry knows you can and is here to show you how with one of her favorite learner-centered strategies.

Head to http://learnercentered.org/countdown and click on Day 10 to learn more.
🌟 Learner-Centered in Action! 📚

🎉 Welcome, District 11: We are thrilled to welcome @D1cssd11 to our learner-centered partner network! Exciting collaborations lie ahead.

🌺 Hawaii Public Charter School Socrecard Summit: At the Scorecard Summit, we were impressed by the team's commitment to their vision, mission, and values by providing an environment of academic excellence, social confidence and Hawaiian cultural awareness. 

🏆At Center Street Elementary in @elsegundousd, students are celebrated with awards and pins, nominated by teachers for graduate profile outcomes. Each award carries a personalized message explaining the nomination.

🌐 CCDS Charter School Visioning Day: Every community member at @chicocountryday participated in a visioning day, analyzing survey data and shaping a clear vision, mission, and values for the organization. A day filled with 9 insightful sessions back to back!

🌆 Framework for the Future in Pittsburgh: In Pittsburgh, @southallegheny and @duquesnecitysd, the guiding coalition collaborated on Framework for the Future development. The guiding coalition participated in goal setting and engaging activities.

Cheers to another week of impactful and learner-centered initiatives! 🚀 #LearnerCenteredInAction #EducationInnovation #VisionaryLeadership #CommunityEngagement
🌟 We are thrilled to share that Learner-Centered Collaborative has been selected as one of the ten visionary microschools to receive the Big Push for Small Schools grant through @Getting_Smart's Learning Innovation Fund. This grant will support the launch of a microschool in @lamont_district, @eusd_learns, and @sandiegounified.

A Big Push for Small Schools is a multi-year initiative aimed at catalyzing innovation and growth in microschool models. These small schools, rooted in a historical tradition of cooperative and small-scale learning, are envisioned to become diverse, sustainable, and impactful alternatives within the educational landscape. The grant program focuses on promoting quality, equity, and accessibility by fostering a network of microschool leaders, providing technical assistance, and offering grants to propel the development of these innovative learning environments. Funding is provided by the Walton Family Foundation.

Learn more here at the link in our bio.
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