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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

Where would you like to explore next?

PARTNERSHIPS

Schools, districts, states

COURSES

Teachers & administrators

CONNECTIONS

Regional & national networks

RESOURCES

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

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

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This Week in #LearnerCentered Action! 🚀
📌Kickstarted our partnership with South San Francisco! Built relationships, celebrated bright spots, and designed prototypes for the Portrait of a Graduate.
📑Led small group discussions in Encinitas USD to reimagine the report card.
⭐Greenfield Guiding Coalition launched the design of a Portrait of a Graduate and affirmation of their vision, mission, and values. @greenfieldusd community and team members are ready to share perspectives to strengthen support for learners!

Another week of progress and collaboration! #LearnerCenteredInAction
🚨 #Giveaway Alert! Learner-Centered Collaborative is eager to hear your stories! Have you integrated AI into your classroom or school? Share your AI bright spot with us for a chance to win a $100 gift card! 

👉Submit your AI Bright Spot here: https://bit.ly/BrightSpotAI or head to the link in our bio

Submissions will close and the winner will be announced on March 13, 2024

#AIinEducation #LearnerCentered
It’s time to move away from points based grading and onto a competency-based approach that aligns with how we know learners learn best. In our latest blog, Bryanna Hanson outlines 3 key shifts that make this possible. https://learnercentered.org/blog/competency-based-learning-shifting-from-grading-points-to-assessing-learning/
Hear this special Connections video message from Marlon Styles, who has been an instrumental thought leader, partner, and coach to our Connections cohort. 

Learn more and apply here: https://learnercentered.org/learner-centered-connections/

Have questions? Reach out to Marlon at marlon@learnercentered.org
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