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Centering Learners By Design

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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Schools, districts, states


Teachers & administrators


Regional & national networks


Free tools, strategies, frameworks and more

2024-25 Learner-Centered Connections applications are open. Apply now!     

“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

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in your learner-centered journey!

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

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We are excited to announce the launch of our much-anticipated Competency-Based Reporting Playbook!

The Competency-Based Reporting Playbook represents a significant shift in how we approach assessment, grading, and reporting. 

It offers a comprehensive guide to moving away from traditional points and percentages and towards a more holistic, learner-centered approach. 

This playbook is designed to help educators, school leaders, and systems design new structures that reflect the holistic growth and capabilities of each and every learner.

This playbook is the result of 20+ interviews, months of research, and curating lessons learned over the years within Learner-Centered Collaborative's own work with partner schools and districts. 

That means there's a lot to explore!

As you do, take your time to reflect, gain inspiration, and test new ideas (at an appropriate scale) within your learning community. 

By this time next year, we can't wait to see how your practices have shifted and the impact it has on learners!
Unleash the full potential of your students with a Learner Profile! 

Define success and support whole-child outcomes with this essential tool. 

Head over to our blog to learn how to develop a learner profile that includes the entire learning community. 

Start by listening to learners, forming a guiding coalition, and engaging in meaningful conversations. 

Let's co-create a vision that aligns with the aspirations of students, staff, and the community. Transform your school or district today! 

🌍👩‍🏫 #LearnerProfile #WholeChild #EducationInnovation
What if learners co-designed learning? In what ways might engagement shift?
How do you develop a learner profile AND do it in a way that leads to robust implementation?

As Devin shares, "If we want shared ownership for our definition of success, we also need to share ownership along the way."

That shared ownership takes two forms:

1. Listen to learners (period).
2. Form a Guiding Coalition that includes representatives from multiple stakeholder groups, including students, families, teachers, classified staff, administration, and community leaders.

Learn more about how to get started developing a learner profile from @learnercenteredleadership on our blog!
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